Senior Midday Supervisor

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Christchurch Junior School
Salary:£4,582 - £4,658 per annum
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: Friday 26th April at 8am

Start date

ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract term


Working hours

8.75 hours per week

11.30am - 1.15pm Monday-Friday

Weeks per year

Term-time only


Grade 4

Salary (per annum)

£4,582 - £4,658 per annum


Christchurch Junior School

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About the Post


We are seeking to appoint a Senior Midday Supervisor to join our team of 11 lunchtime supervision staff.  The senior post acts as an important link between the team of Midday Supervisors and the Headteacher (or designated leader). Please see the full job description attached.


The duties for this post will start at 11.45 and finish at 1.15, Monday to Friday.   (Pupils’ lunch break is between 12.10 and 12.55). Staff run a number of lunchtime activities each day to support lunchtime supervision.


Children eat their lunches in our two halls, with hot meals served in our recently built hall.  Lunch is divided into two servings.   Lunchtime supervisors are required to set up trestle tables, benches and chairs prior to the lunch break, and to clean and tidy away the furniture after children have eaten.  For this reason, the post involves some lifting and handling. 


Christchurch Junior School is a large, popular community school, which caters for over 500 children aged between 7 and 11 years. The children spend four years here. The classes are organised in year groups hosting four classes each. We welcome children from all walks of life, all faiths and all abilities. The children enjoy excellent facilities in modern, purpose-built premises.


We are a member of Twynham Learning - an exciting multi-academy trust of ambitious infant, junior and secondary schools serving the local community. Our aim is to offer this generation of children, young people and those involved in their education the very best leadership, teaching and learning, professional development and support services.





What we can offer you


  • By working at our school, you will be making a positive contribution to our local community
  • An opportunity to work with wonderful children
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking


Who we are looking for


The school is currently working hard to promote a positive atmosphere at lunch times and our key priority is to appoint someone who can support us with this.  The key qualities for this job are:

  • The ability to supervise a team of 11 Midday Supervisors
  • The ability to relate to children and support them in the playground context;
  • Readiness to undertake some lifting and handling of tables and chairs (manual handling training will be provided);
  • The ability to work as part of a team;
  • Good communication skills;
  • A calm, patient manner;


Any questions?


To discuss the post or your application, please contact Emma Barton on 01202 485579 or email at


How to apply


To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  


Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:


The closing date is Friday 26th April at 8am.



Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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