ASC Higher Level Teaching Assistant, East Sussex

Closing date:Expiring today

Cuckmere House SchoolEast Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £22,966 - £24,805Pro-rata starting salary starting from £18,119 p.a.
Contract term: Permanent

ASC Higher Level Teaching Assistant

33 hours per week

Pro-rata, Term Time Only

Starting date: January 2020

Grade 8 SSP20-22 (FTE £22,966 to £24,805)

Starting salary from £18,119 p.a.

Would you like to be a part of setting up an exciting new resource for young people with autism?  Cuckmere House School is an outstanding school who is developing a satellite provision (Tower House) for up to sixteen students with autism.  We are looking for a higher level teaching assistant to join us at this exciting phase and help shape the vision and support we offer. 

The ideal candidate will be empathetic in their interactions with students, and able to act as a positive role model and mentor to both students and other members of staff in the department.  

Other qualities required will include being able to work collaboratively as part of a team and build good relationships with students and colleagues, both at Tower House and the wider school community at Cuckmere House.  Our young people have social, emotional and mental health needs and therefore resilience and a good sense of humour are also beneficial. 

Ideally, you will have a have experience of working with young people who have complex needs, including autism and social, emotional and mental health needs.  A recognised Teaching Assistant or Childcare qualification to Level 3 would also be beneficial. A willingness to develop knowledge and skills through comprehensive training opportunities is essential.

The hours of work are expected to be Monday – Friday.  If you have further questions or would like to visit the school prior to submitting an application, please contact the office on: 01323 893319 or email: 

For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: 

Closing date for completed applications is by midday, Wednesday 11th December 2019. 

Interviews are planned to be held on Friday 13th December 2019.

Please send completed applications to  

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For further information about Cuckmere House School, please visit the school's profile page by clicking here: 

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS).

More about Cuckmere House School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Address: Eastbourne Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4BA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1323 893319