Midday Supervisory Assistant

Purple Oaks Academy (Northampton)

This vacancy is now closed


We are seeking to appoint a Midday Supervisory Assistant to join us, on a fixed term basis to cover maternity, at the Purple Oaks Academy 

About us:

Our purpose built building opened in January 2018 and will provide 100 places for students (3-18) with a diagnosis of autism and/or Severe Learning Difficulties. The academy currently has 61 students and will grow each year until it reaches full capacity. 

You will join a team of committed staff who are dedicated to ensuring students are prepared for the years beyond education and are supported to pursue their dreams. 

The role:

You will support the lunchtime food service and ensure the safety and security of pupils whilst promoting learning through play.  

You will need to:

  • be friendly and have helpful manner
  • be a team player
  • have a positive and caring attitude
  • be organised and efficient
  • have experience of interacting and working with children  

Holding a current First Aid Certificate would be advantageous. This role is for 6 hours and 30 minutes per week, Monday to Friday and is required in term time only (39 weeks); therefore this is reflected in the pro rata salary.  

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.