Current Vacancies

Ivel Valley School & College is expanding, leading to exciting opportunities! Interested in joining our awesome team?

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team for the posts below. Visits for prospective candidates for all posts are welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit please telephone 01767 601010 or email

*Please note that it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children*

Ivel Valley School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and all posts within school are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Our safeguarding policy can be found here

Ivel Valley School Equal Opportunities (please complete and submit with all applications

Guidance for completing an application form can be found here

All applicants should be aware that, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, online searches may be carried out on those who are shortlisted to verify their employment history or to identify any information which raises potential concerns about the applicant’s suitability to work with children; for example:

  • Inappropriate or offensive behaviour (e.g. discrimination,
    derogatory language)
  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Indecent or offensive images/videos
  • Other similar matters

Any concerns can then be discussed at interview. 

Communication Support Worker

Grade: NJC Special School - Level 4A (Points 14-19 )

Salary: £13.17 - £14.44 per hour (actual gross pay £19,347 - £21,212 per annum)

Job Description:

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Communication Support Worker who will support the development of speech and language therapy work across the whole school and college. You will work alongside our existing Communication Support Worker and NHS Speech & Language therapist. Although previous experience is preferred, we are looking for people with the skills, aptitude and attitude to work effectively with our pupils, all of whom have special educational needs. If you think that you fit the bill and would like to work with our fantastic children and young people please submit an application.

The successful applicant will be appointed to the whole school and you could be required to work on either site or in one of our satellite classes. Three days per week will be whole school focused and two days will be working in a single class supporting staff with pupils requiring communication support and more general TA duties

The post is a permanent full time role starting 1st September 2023. It is for 35 hours weekly, 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday, term time only (45.2 weeks per year)

Pay scale: NJC Special Schools 4A (points 14-19) £13.17 – £14.44 per hour (actual gross pay £19,347 – £21,212 per annum)

This is an exciting time to join the school and play a role in our future development.

For further details, or to submit an application please email  Alternatively, please send your application by post to Ivel Valley School, Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0NL.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 15th June 2023 3.30PM

Interviews : Wednesday 21st June 2023


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Level 2 Teaching Assistant - working across the whole School

Grade: Level 2A (Points 4 - 5)

Salary: £10.98 to £11.18 per hour

Job Description:

Due to expansion of the school, I am looking to appoint enthusiastic, ambitious and energetic teaching assistants who want to work with our fantastic children and young people. If you think that you meet these criteria please get in touch, even if you haven’t worked in a special school before!

Our School site on Hitchmead Road caters for pupils from Early Years up to Key Stage 4, with the majority of students then continuing on to Post 16 education at our College Site on the Baulk.

The post is a permanent full time contract and is for 35 hours weekly and the hours you will be required to work are 8.30am – 4.00pm on a daily basis.  Part time contracts will be considered for a reduced number of days, however the working hours are fixed.

This is an exciting time to join the school and play a role in our future development.

Visits for prospective candidates are welcomed and encouraged.

Please contact or by telephone: 01767 601010 to arrange a visit.

Letter to Candidates (L2 TA) Spring Term 2022

IVS Level 2 TA Job Description

Level 2 TA Person Specification

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Midday Supervisory Assistant

Grade: NJC Special School - Point 2 - 4

Salary: £10.60 - £10.98 per hour

Job Description:

We are often looking for a Midday Supervisory Assistants to join the team to work at one of our sites in Biggleswade; the School site (Hitchmead Road), the College site (The Baulk) or our satellite classes at Biggleswade Academy. These posts are quite different from those at a mainstream school so please read the job description to fully understand the nature of the role.

The posts are for 2 hours a day over lunchtime (12-2pm), Monday to Friday during term time.

Ivel Valley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and barring Service check.

For further details or to submit an application please email  Alternatively, please send your application by post to Ivel Valley School, Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0NL.

Please note, applications will not be considered from those who have previously been unsuccessful.

MSA letter March 2023

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