Isle of Wight Council

Greenmount Primary School

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Job Description
Higher Level Teaching Assistants (Ref: 2023_143)


Hay Scale Grade 8: Points A-E (26,669 – 29,439 pro rata). Actual: £17,077 - £18,850

Contact: Tel: 01983 562165 E-mail:

Vacancy Reference: 2023_143

Closing Date: 03/02/2023

Hours:  27.5 hours per week (term time only)

Place of work: GREENMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL, St Vincent’s Road, Ryde, IOW, PO33 3PT

Contract type: Fixed term 03/02/2023


Tel: 01983 562165      E-mail:


We are seeking Higher Level Teaching Assistants to join our committed and enthusiastic team.

The role will complement the work of our teachers, helping pupils close the gap in their learning through the provision of additional support and class cover. 


The successful candidates must:


•  Have experience working as a HLTA in a school setting.
•  Demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic approach, being able to inspire, motivate and encourage pupils in their learning.
•  Have the ability to work as a team and alone.
• Show commitment to their own learning and development, and the sharing of good practice.
•  Be able to contribute to the planning and preparation of lessons, showing confidence in the delivery of learning activities for individuals/groups or whole classes without the presence of the teacher and monitoring pupils by assessing, recording and reporting their achievements, progress and development.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All staff and volunteers are expected to share in this commitment. We ensure stringent safer recruitment practices are completed and require applicants to be willing to undergo child protection and social media screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This school is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

Please contact The Business Manager at the school on the above email address with any questions and to receive an application pack. Completed applications should be returned to the school.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


Closing Date: 3rd February 2023