Support Vacancies

Contract/Hours:                     Permanent, Full-time

Salary Details:                        Salary Grade D £25,628 – £28,326 Full Time Equivalent

Hours of Work:                       8.30am – 3.30pm (32.5hrs/week) 39 weeks per year, term time only


Job/Person Summary

We are looking for a First Aid Officer who can provide attention for students and staff, if they are injured or taken ill at school, as and when required, and to maintain appropriate records. This is a wonderful opportunity to care for our students in a warm and caring community

The key responsibilities of the post will include dealing with accidents and minor illnesses or injuries of students and staff, arranging boosters and vaccinations, and liaising with the teaching staff and parents/carers about individual or general health issues and writing first aid needs arrangements. It also involves responsibility for supporting students in taking their prescription medication, and, in certain circumstances, administering emergency medication.  The suitably qualified, successful candidate should have experience of working with children or a background in primary care. The First Aid at Work qualification is required for this role, training can be arranged in this and in preventative first aid.

You should be willing to contribute to staff training on appropriate medical actions and support the pastoral team in matters related to health education. In addition, you will administer visits by the school nurse and other health practitioners and will be responsible for the storage and administration of medicines.

Back up medical support is available in school from trained First Aiders.

Application Procedure

The school is located close to the nearby city of Southampton, the charm of the old city of Winchester and the idyllic outdoors of the New Forest are just a few minutes away.  Transport links to London are excellent for those who like to explore further afield.

Full details and application forms can be downloaded from our website:

Please send your completed application form to Jayne Baker, Headteacher’s P.A. Her email address is:

TERM TIME ONLY, 28.75 Hrs/Wk. Mon – Fri 8am – 1.45pm

GRADE B SALARY RANGE £22,737 – £23,058. (Pro Rata)

A vacancy exists for a highly motivated, flexible and enthusiastic administrative assistant to work in our bustling reception office. Candidates must have an aptitude for administrative work, be able to demonstrate good organisational and communication skills. Competent IT and accurate keyboard/typing skills essential.

Tasks to include:

    • Attendance lesson checks
    • Monitoring of the school’s staff, students & visitors e-management system
    • School’s communications
    • General shared administration duties
    • Shared support to student services

Completed application forms (available to download from the website to be forwarded to Mrs J Barker, Director of Finance,

Closing date for applications Friday 24th May 2024.

Testwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks complete with other relevant employment checks.

Up to 32.5 Hours Per Week – Term time only
Required as soon as possible

Depending on Experience

Grade B – £22,737 pro rata per annum. Actual salary: £ 17,129.56 paper annum

Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.15am to 3.15pm (Part time considered) Term-time only – 39 weeks per year

Required as soon as possible. We are looking to appoint a friendly, conscientious and enthusiastic person with a good sense of humour to join our hardworking and supportive team. You will be working with individuals, small groups and in class, supporting the learning needs of our students. You will need a good standard of general education and be prepared to be flexible and committed to working as part of a team. Previous experience in a similar role, specifically supporting students with SEN needs is desirable but not essential.

Please visit our website to download an application form and role profile. Email completed applications to:

Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken.