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Student Support Assistant (SSA)

North Cambridge AcademyCambridgeshire

Student Support Assistant (SSA)

37 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Term time only plus 5 non term time days (39 weeks)

Salary: Scale 5 point 12 to 17 Actual salary £18,889.67(Full time equivalent £22,183 to £24,491)

Start date: As soon as possible

Do you have the patience, resilience and aptitude, even against the odds, to enable pupils to be successful? Are you willing to go the extra mile for every child?

We are seeking to appoint a Student Support Assistant (SSA) who will inspire students in our school to achieve their full potential. The SSA’s provide support, encouragement and pastoral care to students, therefore it is crucial  the successful candidate has an ability to engage with young people and cares about their happiness. The SSA is the first point of call for parents and carers, playing a vital link between home and school. A ‘can do’ attitude is essential in this fast paced demanding support role at North Cambridge Academy, where all are passionate about the potential of young people and subscribe to the ethos that every child is known and supported.

SSA’s work with a range of stakeholders including parents, teachers, support staff and outside agencies to contribute to the progress of individual students. This varied role also includes overseeing the administrative functions of the House Office, such as student attendance and student reports, as well as offering support to the Senior Tutors and Assistant Principal. The successful candidate will need excellent communication, time management and team working skills as well as patience and resilience.

If you are the type of person who strives to meet the needs of every child and has a proven track record of successfully working with young people, then you would cherish this opportunity.

North Cambridge Academy is part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust. Students and staff benefit from a state of the art £10 million school build, which affords us an excellent working and learning environment.

We can also offer you:

• Free breakfast in the school restaurant and free tea and coffee
  throughout the day

• Ample on site car parking in a city location

• Employee Assistance Programme to help support you in everyday life as
  well as career decisions

• Cycle to work scheme and child care voucher scheme

We are situated to the north of the city, approximately a mile from the centre of Cambridge. There is easy access from the A14 and we are close to the new Cambridge North train station. Cambridge is a vibrant university city with a reputation as a great place to live.

For further information about the post please contact Alison Gallagher, PA to the Principal.

The closing date for applications is 9am on  Wednesday 24th February 2021 . Interviews will take place the following week. Please note that we do not accept CV’s

North Cambridge Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that the post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people. The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people.

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