Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Start date : 1 September 2024
Grade: JM06 £25,979 pro-rata to contract, actual salary £22,350 pa
Full time:  37 hours per week, term-time only plus INSET days (39 weeks per year)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic person to join our team of Higher Level Teaching Assistants. The main purpose of Job is to complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities.  This will involve delivery of learning activities for individuals, groups and whole classes in the absence of teaching staff.

The successful person will have experience of working with children in a learning environment ideally as a Teaching Assistant Level 3 (or equivalent).

You will possess a Certificate in Learning Support and GCSEs in English and Maths at least at Grade C (or equivalent qualifications).

John Masefield was recognised by OFSTED in November 2022 as a good school.  It is particularly noted for the quality of the curriculum, care, guidance and support, and leadership and management.  We have excellent standards of pastoral care, and superb enrichment opportunities.  Staff have access to free on-site parking and the Local government Pension Scheme.

Further information can be found at https://www.eteach.com/job/hlta-1431415. We welcome informal enquiries from potential applicants – please contact Chloe Limbrick (Deputy Headteacher) via chloe.limbrick@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk .

Applications Forms should be emailed to vacancies@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk .  We do not accept CVs. As part of your application you should submit no more than 1 side of A4 detailing how your skills and experience make you the right candidate for this post.

JMHS is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and therefore all appointed candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at Enhanced Level. All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an on-line Google search.

Closing Date:  9am, Monday 1 July. We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date so early applications are advised.
Interviews:  TBA


Design Technology Technician
Hours: 20 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks)
To start as soon as possible
Grade: JM04 £23,114 pro-rata to contract, actual salary £10,475 per annum

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic person to join our Design Technology department.

The main purpose of the job is to provide high-quality technical support to the Design Technology department.  You will take responsibility for the provision and availability of resources and equipment in order to allow excellent teaching and learning to take place.  Additionally, you will be required to provide technical assistance to the subject teaching staff.  You will need experience of using a range of workshop tools and machinery, ideally including a flatbed laser cutter.

John Masefield was recognised by OFSTED in November 2022 as a good school.  We have excellent standards of pastoral care and enrichment opportunities.  Staff have access to free on-site parking and the Local government Pension Scheme. Hours can be flexible but must meet the needs of the School.

Full details are available in:  Job Description and  Person Specification

The Support Staff Application Form is available below and completed applications forms should be emailed to vacancies@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk

We do not accept CVs. As part of your application you should submit no more than 1 side of A4 detailing how your skills and experience make you the right candidate for this post.

JMHS is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and therefore all candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at Enhanced Level and an on-line Google search.

Closing Date:        9am on Friday 28  June
Interview Date:      TBA


SEND Administrator
Hours: 30 hours per week, term time only
Required for 1 September 2024
Grade: JM05 £23,893 pro-rate to contract, actual salary £16,242 pa 

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated member of staff to provide administrative support to the SENDCo. This will include maintaining accurate files and records of students with SEND, and liaising with parents and outside agencies to ensure the legal requirements of SEND legislation are met. The successful candidate will be organised, proactive, and passionate about supporting students and their families.

At JMHS, it is our ambition that students with SEND achieve as well as other students and we believe that the best support for students occurs in the classroom. We achieve this through simple, effective and research driven teaching, employing evidence based adaptive and responsive teaching strategies. Our Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching (CAT) policy has been designed to support all students, but to particularly support disadvantaged students and students with SEND. Further information about our CAT policy can be found on the school website.

JMHS was inspected by OFSTED in November 2022 who confirmed our good grading and whose comments included:

  • Pupils behave well. They are polite to their teachers and considerate of their peers.
  • Parents rate teachers’ high expectations because they push pupils to do more. Many say teachers go ‘above and beyond’ for their children.
  • Pupils can do unusual stuff at this exciting school.
  • School leaders have constructed a rich and engaging curriculum.

In particular, inspectors made the following comments about the support for SEND students. “Leaders provide strong support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This is because specialist staff accurately assess and identify their needs. Teachers and teaching assistants are skilled in adapting tasks for these pupils so that they can keep up with their peers.”

We welcome visits from prospective applicants. If you would like to visit the school or discuss the position further please email Adem Osbourn (Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum, Assessment & Teaching) adem.osbourn@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk. Further details are on https://www.eteach.com/job/send-administrator-1427093

The Support Staff Application Form is linked at the bottom of this page and should be completed and emailed to vacancies@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk. We do not accept CVs.

JMHS is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and therefore all candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at Enhanced Level and an online google search.

Closing date: 9:00am, Friday 21 June
Interview:  TBA


SCIENCE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
Hours: 25 hours per week, term time only
Start Date: September 2024
Technician Grade: JM04 £23,114  pro rata £13,094 actual salary  

JMHS is seeking to appoint a Science Support Technician to work for 25 hours per week (term time only). Appointment will be made based on skills and experience.

As a Science Support Technician, you will be required to provide the Science Faculty with high quality technical and scientific assistance, in order to enhance the quality of educational experiences offered to students in Science. You will provide support for all practical activities within the Faculty including helping to maintain all standard laboratory equipment, as well as ensuring the safe storage of chemicals. You will work with all colleagues in the Faculty to support the delivery of practical work in line with the national curriculum requirements for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level Science. Your professional development will be encouraged and supported and you will be a key person in terms of developing innovative new approaches to all aspects of practical activity in the Faculty.

JMHS was recognised by OFSTED in November 2022 as a ‘Good’ school.  It is particularly noted for the quality of the curriculum, care, guidance and support, and leadership and management.  We have excellent standards of pastoral care, and superb enrichment opportunities.

We welcome visits from prospective applicants. If you would like to visit the school or discuss the position further please contact Leo Roberts, Science Faculty Leader,  leo.roberts@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk.

Full details of this post:

Job Description – Science support technician

Person Specification – Science support technician

The Support Staff Application form (link below) should be completed and emailed to vacancies@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk. We do not accept CVs.

JMHS is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and therefore all candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at Enhanced Level.

Closing Date : 21 June 2024. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date, so early applications are advised.
Interview Date : TBA


Application Forms

Please click on the links below for application forms for Teaching Staff and Support Staff.

Teaching Staff Application Form

Support Staff Application Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act:  Disclosure Form