Teaching Assistants

JOB TITLE: Teaching Assistants  

(Level 2 working towards Level 3 will be considered) 


1 position at Parkway Centre (Bell Barn Road, B15 2AF) 

1 position at Northfield Centre Bell Hill, B31 1LD) 

2 positions at Dovedale Centre (Perry Common Road, B23 7AT) 

May be required to work at any other sites of James Brindley 

Contract Type 


Working Hours 

32.50 hrs per week, term-time only 

Closing Date for Applications 

8am 24th January 2022 


GRADE 2 SCP 11-19 £18,562pa - £20,493pa (pro rata) + pro rata TA £1,507pa TA SEN allowance 

GRADE 3 SCP 20-28 £20,903pa - £27,041pa (pro rata) + pro rata TA £1,507pa TA SEN allowance 

+ 50% uplift on TA SEN allowance (pro rata) if working at Dovedale 

This is an excellent time to join James Brindley as the Academy continues to implement a strategic vision developed by pupils, staff and other stakeholders.  Join us to ‘Think Differently to inspire young people to overcome all barriers and achieve their dreams.’ 

James Brindley is a stand-alone Academy based in a wide variety of locations across the City of Birmingham.  In the course of a school year, we educate over 3,000 young people for periods ranging from a few days in hospital to several years in one of our teaching centres.  The majority of our young people have complex medical needs, and many have been out of education for a significant period of time prior to joining the Academy. We offer a full-time curriculum to young people from EYFS to KS5 and our aim is always to enable them to ‘close the gap’ and to make outstanding progress during the time they are with us.  

James Brindley is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistants who have experience in working with pupils with varying SEMH needs from KS2 up to GCSE level and beyond. In order to support the activities of the individual pupil/small groups, you should have experience of assisting pupils in a classroom environment as well as be able to implement agreed behaviour management strategies consistently and effectively. In addition, you should also have experience of working with young people with ASC. A good standard of education including Maths and English GCSE at C (or eqv) and NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants (or working towards) are essential. 

James Brindley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this. Please be aware that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check and any offer of employment is made conditional of this.  You will also be required to register and pay for the DBS update service and ensure that documentary evidence is produced to ensure annual compliance and updates.  You will also be required to provide written consent for the employer to access this information at any time. 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.  

James Brindley Academy and KS4 Centre, Bell Barn Road. Birmingham. B15 2AF   Telephone: 0121 666 6409 

Completed application forms should be submitted to vacancies@jamesbrindley.org.uk