Midday Assistant (casual post)

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £11.20 per hour
Location: Gwyn Jones Primary School, Hainault Road, Leytonstone, London
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
Hours: Hours of work: 11.30am-1.30pm or 11.15-1.15 Monday-Friday (Term Time Only) as and when the school would require you to cover.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 24/09/2021 at 23:55
Reference: SCH/21/164841

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our Midday Assistant team in a casual capacity. You would not be needed every day, just when the school required cover for a lunchtime post. We are looking for people who can help to ensure our children behave well and benefit fully from their lunchtime period, in a fun and safe environment.


What we are looking for:

  • Someone who can be called upon for adhoc lunchtime cover
  • Someone who can work well in a team
  • Someone who likes working and playing with children.
  • Someone who would like to work with primary school children, in a happy and friendly school
  • Someone who has the ability to calmly deal with situations that may arise during lunchtime
  • A positive and committed individual who will be able to take responsibility for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our children during their lunchtime break. 


About Gwyn Jones Primary School


At Gwyn Jones Primary School, we are very proud to be a culturally diverse and  inclusive school that is committed to ensuring we aspire to and achieve our motto of “Inspire and Empower” for all members of our community.

We are a Rights Respecting School and we provide a rich, creative and challenging curriculum which inspires children’s curiosity and empowers our pupils to have a voice and be knowledgeable, active global citizens. We have high aspirations for our pupils and we are fully committed to ensuring every child achieves their very best in a safe and nurturing environment.

Why work at Gwyn Jones Primary School?

We can offer you:

  • Children who bring a wonderful amount of energy and enthusiasm to the school, and who are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn
  • A team of expert teaching and support staff who believe all children can achieve to a high standard
  • A strong relationship with parents, carers and the local community
  • A committed and well established midday assistant team.


A full DBS will be required for this post.


Closing date: Friday 24th September 2021

Shortlisting:  Monday 27th September 2021

Interview date: Monday 4th October 2021

Candidates being offered an interview will be contacted by telephone


For an application pack and further details, please contact the school on (020 8556 7904 HR@gwynjones.waltham.sch.uk).  Further information about the school can be found at: Web links: www.gwynjonesschool.co.uk


All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following address: Gwyn Jones Primary School, Hainault Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1EU or by email to hr@gwynjones.waltham.sch.uk by the closing date.


Gwyn Jones School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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