Job description

We are currently seeking to appoint enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working Waking Night Support Workers to support pupils who reside in our residential provision Abbey Green. The ideal candidates will be committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families.

The role of the waking night staff is to fully support the nightly needs of our young people to deliver the highest quality of care to those who reside in Abbey Green between the hours of 21:45 and 07:45. For further information please download the Recruitment Pack below which contains a detailed job description and person specification.

Application form

Completed application forms should be returned with a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Dr Katy Lee.

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Recruitment pack

For further information please download the recruitment pack below which contains a detailed job description and person specification.

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How to apply?

Please download our recruitment pack below which contains the full person specification for the post, and job description which outlines the main responsibilities for this role. The ideal candidate must meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification.

If you feel as though you have the right qualities to join our exciting, innovative and exceptional school then please complete the school application form, available to download below. Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@abbeyschool.com with a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Dr Katy Lee. Alternatively, application forms with covering letters can be sent by post to Abbey School, 11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU. Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms.

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be asked to complete a written task as part of the interview process.

Additional notes

The School will complete an online search for all shortlisted candidates. If any incidents or issues have happened that are publicly available online, the school may wish to explore this at interview.

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Child safer recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to references and an Enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list checks.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

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