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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

Kitchen Assistant

Grade: NJC Special School Scale Level 1D Special Schools (Points 2 – 4)

Salary: £9.43 per hour / £8524 per year

Job Description:

We are looking for a kitchen assistant to work in our main school kitchen at our Hitchmead Road site. The successful applicant would work under the supervision of the kitchen manager to provide support in preparing, cooking and serving of food and all related duties e.g. cleaning up the dining area. They would need to be prepared to work across the two dining areas including sometimes working alone in the Key Stage 2 dining room when serving dinners and cleaning up. Applicants should have experience of working in a commercial or busy catering environment.

This is a term time only post and is for 4 hours a day – 10:30 to 2:30pm Monday to Friday, including training days.

If you are interested in the role please complete the application form and return to the school office or email to The closing date for applications is Sunday 17th October 2021.

Kitchen Assistant Job Description and Person Spec Sept 21

Kitchen Assistant Letter Sept 2021

Application Form Schools SEPT 2021 (2)

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 Liv Jones, Principal’s PA by email: or by telephone: 01767 601010 to arrange a visit.

*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*

TA2 Letter to Candidates Summer Term 2021.docx

IVS Level 2 TA Job Description

Level 2 TA Person Specification

Application Form Schools SEPT 2021.docx

Copy of Safeguarding policy including Child Protection Sept 20

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.

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

MSA Application Letter Nov 2020

Job-description-MSA Sept 2020

Copy of Safeguarding policy including Child Protection Sept 20

IVS Application Form Guidelines

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