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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Vacancy


25 hours per week term time only (+ 5 hours supply)

Required from November 2019 to the end of the academic year

Grade 2 (range relevant to experience)


The governors of Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Personal Care Assistant to take up this role in our forward thinking, friendly and happy school.  The successful candidate will work as part of our dedicated team and will be appointed to work with identified children as part of a team under the general direction of the Head Teacher.  PCA’s will have due regard to their caring role at all times.


All relevant forms and further documentation relating to this position can be found below I hope you will find the information useful and that it will encourage you to apply for the post. 


Please complete the application form as fully as possible and write or type a separate letter of application of no more than 1,000 words.  In your letter of application we would be grateful if you would address the skills, attitudes and requirements as outlined in the job description and person specification, supported by your own experience wherever possible.


Please also note the following when completing your application form:

  • any gaps in paid employment should be accounted for in the section of the application form which asks you to detail periods of unremunerated activity
  • one of your referees should be your current or most recent employer. If this employment does not involve working with children, your second referee should be your most recent employer in relation to your work with children
  • If you are called for interview, you will need to produce confirmation (originals) of the qualifications which you have indicated you hold.


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants should note that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and other checks, as part of the safeguarding process, in order for the Governing Body and Local Authority to satisfy itself that the successful candidate is suitable for working with children and young people.


Completed applications need to be sent to Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School, Henning Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1HU or to to arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 14th October 2019.


Shortlisting will take place soon after the deadline and candidates required for interview will be contacted by telephone with interviews scheduled to be held on Friday 18th October.




Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training


Candleby Lane TSA is a lead deliverer with the Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training SCITT and offers Primary Teacher training in schools across the City and County each year. Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training is a SCITT managed by Candleby Lane TSA and their partners in Leicestershire - Affinity TSA. Through their partnership they aim for a person's training year to be the first step in their career. 


The programme offers both QTS and PGCE qualifications and they work in close partnership with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Leicester to accredit this learning. Full details can be found at Inspiring Leaders SCITT website.

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