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Ivel Valley School is expanding, leading to exciting opportunities! Interested in joing 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 follow the guidance in the ‘Candidate Letter’ or ‘Job Pack’ for the post.

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

Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Grade: Level 2A (Points 4 - 5)

Salary: £9.81 to £10.01 per hour (starting salary £15,519 per annum if working 35 hours)

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!

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. Due to current restrictions, the visits will be arranged in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Please contact Alison Cobb, Principal’s PA by email: or by telephone: 01767 601010 to arrange a visit.

TA2 Letter to Candidates Summer Term 2021

IVS Level 2 TA Job Description

Level 2 TA Person Specification

IVS Non Teaching Application Form

IVS School Equal Opportunities

IVS Application Form Guidelines


Grade: NJC Special School - Point 2 - 3

Salary: £9.43 per hour

Job Description:

Due to expansion of the school we have identified a need for additional cleaners to work at one of the three Ivel Valley School sites (Hitchmead Road, The Baulk and Biggleswade Academy – Kitelands Road).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Pay scale/grade: (NJC special school scale 1C – point 2 – £9.43 per hour)
  • Working hours:
      • 2 hours per day (10 hours per week) Monday to Friday – 6:30 – 8:30am or 3:30 – 5:30pm or
      • 4 hours per day (20 hours per week) 6:30 – 8:30am and 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • Weeks worked: this is a 50-week contract so you will be working during most school holidays (not Autumn and Spring half terms) but will get standard Annual Leave to be taken during the year
  • Location: based at one of the three sites mentioned above but able to work across all sites when required

For further details please read the applicant letter, job description and person specification.

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

Cleaner Candidate letter - April 2021

Cleaner Job Description & Person Spec November 2020

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IVS Application Form Guidelines

Midday Supervisory Assistant

Grade: NJC Special School - Point 2 - 4

Salary: £9.43 - £9.81 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, 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 the admin me on  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 Application Letter Nov 2020

Job-description-MSA Sept 2020

IVS Application Form Guidelines

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