Specialist Support Assistant (Level 3) - #1128233

Star Academies - TES


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Star Academies - TES

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.


About The Olive School, Manchester


The Olive School, Manchester is a new 420-place Muslim faith primary free school in Cheetham Hill. The school will open in September 2024 and admit an intake of 60 pupils in Reception. The school will continue to admit a new intake of Reception pupils each year so that from 2030 it will accommodate pupils in the full 4-11 age range.


Like all Star schools, The Olive School, Manchester will have a leadership specialism. We will provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader. 


Who we’re looking for


We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored support to our pupils. You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning. Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed.


The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills. You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, and to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.


You will have:



  • GCSE in English and mathematics at Grade C or above.

  • Practical experience of working with children within an educational setting.

  • Experience of supporting children within a school context.

  • The ability to work one to one, in small groups and with whole classes.

  • The ability to plan own role in lessons including how feedback will be provided to pupils and colleagues on pupils’ learning and behaviour.


About Star Academies


Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 30 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.


Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level. 


We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.


Find out more


Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role.  For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 0330 313 9900.


Key Dates


Closing Date: Sunday, 02 June 2024 at midnight.


Interview Date: Week commencing, Monday 10 June 2024.


Proposed Start Date: Monday, 02 September 2024


Application Process


To apply for this vacancy please use the 'Apply for job' link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.


Our Commitment


Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.


We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

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