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Teaching Assistant Level 3 ​​​​​​​(Maternity Cover)

Diocese of Salford

Required to commence as soon as possible

Job title: Teaching Assistant Level 3 (Maternity Cover)

Grade: Grade 6, Points 11 – 19, £25,979 - £29,777 FTE (£22,545 - £25,841 pro-rata)

Start Point: First Scale Point

Working Pattern: 37hpw Monday – Thursday 08.00am – 16.00 Friday 8:00am – 15:30 

Contract Type:    Fixed Term  1 year (Term Time Only, plus INSET)

Blessed Trinity RC College is a busy, over-subscribed, 1,284 place 11-16 establishment.  We have an amazing, purpose built school, enabling us to provide the very best teaching and learning opportunities within a bright, modern facility.

The school is located in extensive grounds and is situated close to Burnley Town Centre.  The school is easily accessed from across the region by bus, train and car and is located just five minutes’ drive from the M65, Junction 10. 

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join our already established nurture team.  The main duty of the role will be to lead intervention programmes with small groups of pupils, to work with teachers in a collaborative way, to meet the social and curriculum needs of pupils, and to support pupils who display challenging behaviour or are vulnerable to social, emotional, academic or behavioural exclusion.

We are looking for someone who: -

  • • Has experience and the willingness to undergo training
  • • Is confident in supporting vulnerable pupils
  • • Is friendly and approachable
  • • Is a solid team player
  • • Has the skill-set to work independently
  • • Has excellent communication skills
  • • Has the ability to work with children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
  • • Has planning, organisational and IT skills

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong work ethic and will have a flexible approach to the tasks they undertake. The position will be ideally suited to someone with previous experience working within a busy school environment.  

If you feel you have the skills required, we look forward to hearing from you.  If you would like to find out more about the position please contact Jo McCue at

Full details and application forms are available from the links below:

Blessed Trinity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

Closing date: Friday 28th June 2024

Interview Date: Friday 5th July 2024

Blessed Trinity RC College
Ormerod Road, Burnley BB10 3AA 
Tel:  01282 506200