Higher Level Teaching Assistant, St Joseph’s Specialist Trust, Surrey

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust


36 hours per week, term time only plus 5 inset days

Actual salary: qualified HLTA: 21,932 – £24,277, unqualified: £18,993 – £20,864

Location: Midway between Guildford and Horsham     

Are you an experienced TA or HLTA hoping for a new rewarding role?

Do you enjoy having a positive impact on the learning of children with special needs?

Join our team

We are looking to appoint two class based Higher Level Teaching Assistants. The roles will commence in January 2020 to complement our dynamic team of Teachers by delivering learning and contributing to the planning and preparation of lessons. The HLTAs will also monitor students and mentor Teaching Assistants.

You will need to be compassionate and flexible with a calm and positive attitude and want to help our students to fulfil their potential.  Opportunities are available to progress your career.

St Joseph’s is an outstanding specialist school, college and children’s home in Cranleigh midway between Guildford and Horsham.  We have a staff of  approximately 300  supporting  day and residential places for students, aged 5-19, whose special educational needs include autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties (severe and complex), language and communication disorders, ADHD and challenging behavior.

We welcome applications from unqualified HLTAs who are prepared to undertake training or qualified HLTAs.

Why St Joseph’s?

  • Free meals when on duty
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Annual performance related pay progression
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Comprehensive 5 day induction programme
  • Regular training, supervision and mentoring
  • Employee assistance service (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service)
  • Local leisure centre discount on gym, swim and fitness classes.
  • Opportunity to progress in your role and gain promotion
  • Based on a beautiful 23 acre site on the edge of the Surrey Hills.

How to apply

For an application pack (including form, job profile and person specification), please visit us at

www.st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk/recruitment or email us at recruitment@st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 22nd November 2019.  

Own transport desirable.

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. These positions require an enhanced DBS disclosure