Operation Support Assistant
Green Park Village Primary Academy
2 Flagstaff Road Green Park, Reading, England RG2 6AX
Start Date
Monday 15 April 2024
NJC 2-7 £22,366-£24,294, actual pro-rata salary approx £5,055-£5,478

About the Role

We are looking to appoint two Operations Support Assistants to support our children during their lunchtimes.

The role of the Operations Support Assistant is central to enabling excellence for all our children at Green Park Village Primary Academy. It is a role which has an influence on all children in the school, supporting all aspects of their experience within their midday break- eating play, transitions and routines.

Operations Support Assistants follow leaders’ guidance and direction for their role in the eating supervision and play provision for children, including those with Special Educational Needs. There is expectation that Operations Support Assistants are able to respond to the needs of the children and adapt their support appropriately in a responsive way, ensuring all children are and feel safe and engaged in play activities. Whether you are new to the role or have experience to bring, you will receive coaching and mentoring from experienced teachers and leaders in the academy and trust to ensure that you are supported in all aspects of what you do.

Therefore, we welcome applications from experienced Operations Support Assistants, as well as those looking for their first position in working as part of a school team. Our Operations Support Assistants are required to support all children in the school, including those with more complex needs- the needs of the children on a particular day always come first.

Green Park Village Primary Academy is a highly inclusive setting, valuing all children’s achievements and their diversity, ensuring that each child is given every opportunity to meet their full potential and shine in whatever they would like to do.

At Green Park Village Primary Academy we want to provide opportunities for all children to have exceptional futures.

Closing Date
Applications will be assessed upon submission
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The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert. 

Completed applications forms should be sent to [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, 
  • A competitive salary, 
  • Term-time only and flexible working 
  • 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.