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Health and Personal Care Assistant

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Brackenfield Special School, Long Eaton
Salary details
Grade 5 £ Actual Salary £17,829.12 - £18,126.96 per annum (£23,114 - £23,500 per annum FTE)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to pupil numbers until the end of August 2025
33 hours and 20 minutes per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date
06 March 2024

The Head Teacher and Governors of Brackenfield School are seeking to appoint a Personal Health Care Assistant to support the personal, intimate, and health care needs of pupils across the school. This person will be part of the Children’s Services team and will work under the Health and Personal Care Manager. The post is to begin as soon as possible.

Hours of work will be:

  • Monday 9.00 – 15.00
  • Tuesday 9.00 – 15.00
  • Wednesday 9.00 – 16.50
  • Thursday 9.00 – 15.00
  • Friday 9.00 – 15.00

Our pupils are aged between 3 to 16 and all have communication or cognition needs. Many pupils require support with independent life skills, and some have complex medical needs. The successful candidate will be someone who can follow systems and procedures to ensure the health, first aid and intimate care needs of pupils are met across the school. The successful candidate may have experience in medical or health care environments and working with vulnerable adults or young people.   The successful applicant will also promote the school ethos through high levels of expectation, being an adaptable team player and able to work with little direction.

Visits to the school are welcomed. These will be after school hours from 3pm, Monday-Friday. Please call the school on 0115 9733710 to arrange a visit with

Please see job specification and job description for full responsibilities. We would like to encourage applicants to come to look round the school and meet the staff and students.

If you would like more information please contact HR@brackenfield.derbyshire.sch.uk

Pre Interview Date: 14 March 2024

Provisional Interview Date: 19 March 2024.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.