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Oakley Vale Primary school

Mid-day Assistant

Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves. 

Job Title: Mid-day Assistant 

Location: Oakley Vale Academy 

Salary: £4,537,BWT Grade 1 and full time equivalent (FTE) salary £20,400  

Hours per week / Weeks per year: 9.58 hours per week. Working hours to be agreed at interview. Term time only plus 5 training days.  

About Oakley Vale and the Mid-day Assistant role 

We are looking for a kind, caring and skilled people to join our Lunchtime team. Mid-day provide support with the lunchtime food service and ensure the safety and security of pupils during the social period of the day. 

You will need to: 

  • be friendly and have helpful manner; 

  • be a team player with a positive attitude; 

  • be organised and efficient; 

  • have experience of working with and interacting with children. 

  • Holding a current First Aid Certificate would be advantageous. 

As a member of staff at Beanfield Primary, we can offer you the following: 

  • Enhanced salaries and rapid promotional prospects 

  • Opportunities for continued professional development and access to the BWT Teaching School 

  • The support of a cohesive and committed team of teachers who work collaboratively to maintain high standards and expectations 

  • A freshly prepared hot or cold lunch each day 

  • Access to a school laptop and the latest technology throughout the school 

  • Salary Sacrifice schemes such as Childcare Vouchers, CPC Drive New car scheme 

  • A member of the local government pension scheme.  

About Brooke Weston Trust 

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people. 

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people. 

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School. To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide

How to Apply 

If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application! 

If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application! 

To apply for the job straight away, please complete a copy of the application form included below and return to   

You can also post your completed application to; 

Attention of Emma Goodwin 

Cheltenham Rd 

 Oakley Vale 


NN18 8RH 

Safer Recruitment 

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google. A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection 

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy 

Closing date: Ongoing

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.