Vacancies

Vacancies at our school will be advertised here and on the Gloucestershire County Council website.

We may also publish vacancies in the local press and, for Leadership Roles, the Times Educational Supplement.

Vacancies for September 2020 start

We are looking to appoint the following posts.  The successful applicants should have a passion for working with special educational needs and disabilities, which include severe learning difficulties; physical difficulties; profound and multiple learning difficulties; severe autism and challenging behaviours.

HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

The post is part time, working 28.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday), from 9.15am until 3.15pm with a team meeting on a Wednesday for 1 hour (term time only including INSET days) 
Location:  Battledown Centre for Children & Families, Harp Hill, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 6PZ
Grade: 7 (SCP 21-25) – £25,801 – £28,785 pro rata

Contract: Fixed Term until 31st August 2021 subject to a probationary period
Start date: 1st September 2020
Closing Date:   30th June 2020
Completed application forms should reach the school no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 30th June 2020

INTERVIEW DATE:  – Week Commencing 6th July – due to the present COVID-19, interviews may take place via Zoom.
START DATE:  1st September 2020  – Subject to DBS & Medical clearance
Please email your completed application form to jane.davis@battledown.sandmat.uk
Please note that CVs are not accepted and late applications will not be considered

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
• Job Description HLTA
Personal Specification
• Application Form

Learning Support Worker – 3 posts available

These posts are part time, working 28.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday), from 9.15am until 3.15pm with a team meeting on a Wednesday for 1 hour (term time only including INSET days) 
Location:  Battledown Centre for Children & Families, Harp Hill, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 6PZ
Grade: Grade 4 (pt 7 – 10), £19,554 – £20,751 pro rata

Contract: Fixed Term until 31st August 2021 subject to a probationary period
Start date: 1st September 2020
Closing Date:   30th June 2020
Completed application forms should reach the school no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 30th June 2020

INTERVIEW DATE:  – Week Commencing 6th July – due to the present COVID-19, interviews may take place via Zoom.
START DATE:  1st September 2020  – Subject to DBS & Medical clearance
Please email your completed application form to jane.davis@battledown.sandmat.uk
Please note that CVs are not accepted and late applications will not be considered

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
• Job Description LSW
Personal Specification
• Application Form

Midday Supervisor – 2 posts available

These posts are part time, working 7.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday), from 11.45 am until 1.15 pm 
Location:  Battledown Centre for Children & Families, Harp Hill, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 6PZ
Grade: 3 (SCP 4-6) – £18,426 to £19,171 pro rata

Contract: Fixed Term until 31st August 2021 subject to a probationary period
Start date: 1st September 2020
Closing Date:   30th June 2020
Completed application forms should reach the school no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 30th June 2020

INTERVIEW DATE:  – Week Commencing 6th July – due to the present COVID-19, interviews may take place via Zoom.
START DATE:  1st September 2020  – Subject to DBS & Medical clearance
Please email your completed application form to jane.davis@battledown.sandmat.uk
Please note that CVs are not accepted and late applications will not be considered

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
• Job Description MDS
Personal Specification
• Application Form

Cleaner

This post is part time, working 10 hours per week (Monday to Friday), from 3.30 pm until 5.30 pm 
Location:  Battledown Centre for Children & Families, Harp Hill, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 6PZ
Grade:2 (SCP 2) – £17,711 – £18,065 pro rata

Contract: Fixed Term until 31st August 2021 subject to a probationary period
Start date: 1st September 2020
Closing Date:   30th June 2020
Completed application forms should reach the school no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 30th June 2020

INTERVIEW DATE:  – Week Commencing 6th July – due to the present COVID-19, interviews may take place via Zoom.
START DATE:  1st September 2020  – Subject to DBS & Medical clearance
Please email your completed application form to jane.davis@battledown.sandmat.uk
Please note that CVs are not accepted and late applications will not be considered

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
• Job Description MDS
Application Form

Volunteering

At Battledown we have several volunteers who help children to play and learn in class and at activities such as Riding, swimming and Forest School.

All volunteers receive basic training on how we work at Battledown and additional training that is specific to the children they work with. This is an opportunity for you to meet new people and share your skills with others.

If you think you would like to support children play and learn and are interested in:

  • Messy Play
  • Drop-in groups
  • Riding
  • Forest School
  • Swimming

If you think you have others skills to offer like:

  • Light gardening
  • Fundraising
  • Grant/bid writing

If you are over 16 and think you would like to help will you please download our starter pack.

  • Information form
  • Prospectus
  • Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults working with children
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1
  • Safeguarding Policy

Contact Jane Davis for more information on 01242 525472 or email jane.davis@battledown.sandmat.uk.

Please note an Enhanced DBS Clearance and photo ID will be required for any volunteer.

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557