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Welfare Support Assistant-Closing date: 9:00am on Monday 6th February 2023

Welfare Support Assistant

Employer: Derby Diocesan Academy Trust 2

Support Staff Grade – (Band C, pts 5 – 6) Salary £19,650 per annum, pro rata

Hours: 20 hours per week, 10:30am to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday

Working pattern: 38.4 weeks per year (term time + 2 Inset days)

Location: Arboretum Primary School 

Closing date: 9:00am on Monday 6th February 2023

Interview: Friday 17th February 2023


We are looking to appoint a Welfare Support Assistant who will provide a comprehensive welfare support service to pupils and staff within school.  This will include providing first aid support to staff and children, and carrying out physiotherapy with children with additional needs, following directions from medical professionals.  You will also be responsible for keeping records for first aid and administration of medicines.  You will have extensive first aid experience, ideally with an up-to-date First Aid Qualification, and have experience of providing welfare support to children.  You will be able to demonstrate resilience and calmness in stressful situations, and show care and compassion for those who are distressed or hurt.


Arboretum is a Good school, as confirmed at our last Ofsted short inspection (November 2017). The inspectors felt that: “The pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and their respectful behaviour reflect the school’s values and the leaders’ good work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare”.


We are a large 643 place primary (which includes 32 children in our 2 year old unit and 78 in our 3 year old nursery), with a rich ethnic mix of delightful and well-behaved children. Our modern school has recently been refurbished and extensively extended and sits in large attractive grounds.  We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and the value we place in our dedicated and friendly staff teams.  We are a popular school, and have a waiting list for most year groups. 


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Assessment and testing of candidate’s suitability to work with children is an integral part of our selection process. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required for the successful candidate.  Online searches are carried out on all shortlisted candidates and/or conditionally appointed candidates for positions within Derby Diocesan Academy Trust.


We warmly invite prospective candidates to visit the school to find out more about us and the role.  To register your interest, call the school office on (01332) 291140 or email .  Please also take a few minutes to watch our school video on our Welcome page of our website to get a true flavour of Arboretum Primary School.


For application details, please see attached for find job details and application forms.

Please complete both the DDAT Support Staff application form and the Monitoring form.  Note that the correct forms must be completed, and that CVs or other methods of application will not be accepted.

Applications should preferably be emailed to or posted to the school address.