Access to Work Support Worker
Civitas Academy
90a Great Knollys Street , Reading, England RG1 7HL
Start Date
As soon as possible
Grade RG3 NJC SCP 5-11 £23,500 - £25,979 FTE (actual salary pro-rata to £10,622 - £11,742)

About the Role

We are looking for an Access to Work Support Worker to work with one of our employees by providing support in the classroom under the DWP Access to Work scheme.

Are you:

  • Able to provide high quality support, enabling our employees to work as independently as possible?
  • Experienced within a school or education setting?
  • Warm and reliable in character and fully committed to teamwork?
  • Confidential and discreet?

If so, you’ll love to be part of our team at Civitas Academy as we have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the school and REAch2 Academy Trust as a Support Worker.

This position involves daily support within the classroom, preparing resources and computer related work. The applicant must have good experience of working with people and giving support, along with excellent IT skills.

Background Information about the School

Civitas Academy is a two form entry school for children aged four to eleven, serving the children and families of Reading and the surrounding area. We currently have children in Reception to Year 6. We are part of the REAch2 Reading Cluster which also includes Green Park Village Academy, The Palmer Academy and Ranikhet Academy.

At Civitas we are proud to welcome children, families and colleagues of many different nationalities into our school on a daily basis. We work hard to support children who have little understanding of English in developing the skills they need to help them learn, even if they start at a very early stage. We are an inclusive school, working with other schools, providers and professionals in helping children with special needs to overcome their barriers to learning and find success. We also offer support to families, and value the partnerships between children, parents, the school and the wider community in improving the lives of the children in our care.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Civitas Academy

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Civitas Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Civitas Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Closing Date
Applications will be assessed upon submission
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Sal Ducker, Executive Headteacher by email [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities,
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.