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Join the Nexus team as a Personal Care Assistant - Fountaindale School

Post title: Personal Care Assistant (3 posts)

Location: Fountaindale School, Mansfield, NG18 5BA

Status: Permanent, term time only

Hours: 35hrs per week

Salary: Notts Grade 3 NJC points 5 – 7 £23,500 - £24,294

Actual salary = £19, 237.27 - £19,887.24

Start date: ASAP

Closing dateFriday 1 March 2024

Interviews: Friday 8 March 2024

The Opportunity

We are looking to appoint two personal care assistants. We are looking for individuals with enthusiasm and energy who can put children and young people at the centre of their work. At Fountaindale we are passionate that every day matters for children and have our children and families at the heart of everything we do.

Our personal care assistants work as a valued part of the class team to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our pupils. The role is varied, active, and above all, rewarding. Your role will involve promoting pupil independence, supporting pupils with their personal and postural care needs, following individual behaviour management strategies and supporting children to access learning. Full training will be provided.

Do you:

Be a part of #FountaindaleFamily; a school that gives children and staff a sense of belonging and offers high quality CPD to all employees.

About Fountaindale

Fountaindale is a school for children and young people who are 3 to 18 years old and who have profound and multiple learning needs, complex physical and medical needs and sensory needs.

A vibrant, busy and popular school, located in beautiful woodland surroundings. The school is modern, purpose-built and has facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool, a school minibus, a sensory room, a woodland walk and outdoor play areas.

We warmly welcome visitors to the school. To organise a visit or if you would like an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Karen Redgate, Office Manager on 01623 792671 or email kredgate@nexusmat.org

Further information about the school is available via our website at Fountaindale School - Home

About the Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 and has the highest ambitions possible for everyone we work with. We are a forward thinking and innovative Trust with collaboration, enrichment and improvement enshrined within our day to day practice ensuring that leaners and their families are always at the centre of what we do.

The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision is what we aspire to and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families. Please see a copy of our most recent prospectus, which is included in the recruitment pack for this advert.

How to Apply 

To apply, please complete an application form which can be downloaded from the Nexus Trust website.

Completed application forms are to be returned via email or post to Karen Redgate (Office Manager) at kredgate@nexusmat.org or postal address: Fountaindale School, Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BA

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.




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Career salary

Notts Grade 3 NJC points 5 – 7 £23,500 - £24,294 Actual salary = £19, 237.27 - £19,887.24

Working hours

35 hours a week

Career location

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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