Blandford Forum, Dorchester



Occupational group

School Support Staff

Salary details

Grade 3 SCP 2-4

Job term

Term Time only

Appointment type

Fixed Term


Michelle Cheeseman

Contact email


Contact telephone

01305 837362

Closing Date

25 January 2023

Milborne St Andrew First School are looking to appoint a temporary Childcare Assistant to start as soon as possible to help cover long term absence until Easter Holidays in the first instance with the possibility of further hours in the Summer Term. The role will be Monday to Friday 7:30am to 9:00am covering our Breakfast Club.

We are looking for someone who loves working with children and has a positive approach in their attitude to working as part of a busy team.

Our Breakfast club runs from 7:45am till 8:45 with 2 chargeable sessions – 1st session 7:45am till 8:15am and 2nd session 8:15am till 8:45am. Breakfast will need to be given to the children booked in from 7:45am. The role will involve opening up the school; preparing and serving breakfast to the children booked in for the first session; setting up and running a structured 30min daily activity; cleaning and tidying up after club.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed by appointment. Please contact the school office on 01258 837362.

Applications to be made via jobs.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

Job application form

    Milborne St Andrew First School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

    Milborne St Andrew First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service Check in line with the Government’s safe recruitment guidelines.

    The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and includes appropriate paid annual leave and bank holiday entitlements.

    This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

    Keeping Children Safe in Education

    We will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

    The salary quoted is the annual salary for the position at the time of advert. The salary will be paid in equal monthly instalments and will be adjusted at the start of employment and again if leaving part way through the school year to ensure the correct salary is received for the work completed in an academic year.

    Interview date: w/c 30th January 2023

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