Riverside Primary | Vacancy – Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

Vacancy – Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

Vacancy – Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant


The Headteacher and Governors at Riverside Primary Academy are seeking to appoint two supervisory assistants to join our team.  If appointed, you will work alongside a professional team of colleagues from within the school.


Grade: B (£15,375 approx, pro rata term time only – Actual: £2,397.79 per annum)

Hours of working: 12:00pm -1:15pm Mon-Fri  – 6.75 Hours per week

Interview date(s):  Thursday 7th & Friday 8th September 2017

Start date: September 2017


We are looking for the following:




  • A willingness to work as part of a professional team and support groups of pupils you are asked to work with.  We expect you to be polite, well-mannered and presentable at all times.
  • An excellent attendance/punctuality record.
  • Two fully supportive references.  One must be from your most recent employer or from your college if this is your first job.
  • Provide creative and appropriate play opportunities including preparing activities and organising equipment.
  • Have the ability to consult with children and involve them in the planning of activities.
  • Ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with school policy.
  • Promote health and well-being through physical activity and play.
  • Make a record of any accidents in the accident book and report accidents to the class teacher or senior leadership team where necessary.
  • Ensure play provision is varied and is accessed by pupils with different needs and pupils at different stages of development.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Headteacher or line manager.




  • NVQ level 2 in Childcare, Playwork or equivalent
  • First Aid at Work qualification
  • Previous experience in a school setting
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. Training, Staff Meetings, carol service etc.


If you are interested in this post:


Please apply online from the school website where possible and forward an application form as an attachment to recruitment@riversideprimaryacademy.org.uk marked for the attention of the Head Teacher, Mrs J Goodfellow. If you are unable to apply online please request an application pack from the school office from Tuesday 29th August 2017. All applications should include a supporting letter no longer than two sides of A4 demonstrating how your experience so far has given you the qualities we are seeking. The closing date is noon on Tuesday 5th Sept 17. Only those candidates invited to interview will be contacted. If you have not heard from us by Friday 8th September 2017 please consider that your application has not been successful.


For further details please contact:


Gabrielle Rutherford, Business Manager, Riverside Primary Academy, Colliery Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9DX


Tel: 0191 460 1918


Riverside Primary Academy is committed to the welfare and safety of its pupils, the successful candidate will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Application Form – Support Staff