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Welfare Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen to join our team of Welfare Assistants.  Interested parties can contact the school for an application form.


Welfare Assistant

Grade 1a (3)  £2,972

7 hours per week   11:50 – 13:15     Mon - Fri (Term time only)


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring and pro-active person who will work as part of the team responsible for the safety, welfare of the pupils at lunchtime, and the reinforcement of appropriate conduct.  You will have the skills to work as part of a team of welfare assistants and have the desired character to continue to foster our ethos of enjoyable, safe and social lunchtimes.


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 This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff, volunteers and the wider school community to share this commitment.





Job Title:

Welfare Assistant


Grade A, point 3

Directly responsible to:


Directly responsible for:

The welfare of pupils during the lunchtime period

Hours of Duty:

7 hours a week      11:50am to 1:15pm daily

Primary purpose of the job:

To supervise pupils during the midday break either in the school grounds or in the school premises i.e., during the time when pupils are taking their meal or if the pupils are unable to use the school grounds because of inclement weather


Mealtime Supervision

To ensure that pupils wash and dry their hands before taking a meal

To ensure the orderly conduct, queuing and controlled dispersal of pupils in the dining room

To provide social training for pupils, for example, table manners and the correct use of cutlery

To clear up spillage on tables and the floor of the dining room where a pupil has been sick or spilt his/her meal

To assist in taking food to the tables if so required by the Headteacher

To assist younger pupils in cutting up food

To ensure that crockery, beakers, cutlery and trays are taken to the returns area

To assist in the scraping of plates

Break Supervision


To ensure that pupils conduct themselves appropriately and to report any incidents to the class teacher


To prevent pupils from taking any action that might result in injury to themselves or other pupils


To accurately record any minor accidents and to report any major accidents to the Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher/first aider

To ensure that pupils make proper use of toilets and cloakrooms


To ensure that pupils do not leave the school grounds without the permission of the Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher and/or the approval or knowledge of their parents


To inform the Headteacher/ Deputy Headteacher immediately if a pupil leaves or is withdrawn from the school premises without approval


To support pupils to resolve any minor conflicts and promote a caring atmosphere


Be actively involved in the supervision of playground games and activities with children.


To act as a role model for appropriate communication and conduct

To undertake such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the level of this post.

The post holder must carry out their duties with full regard to the City Council’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Community Strategy Polices.


The postholder must be aware of child protection issues and the need for confidentiality and to identify to the named child protection colleague in school, concerns in respect of individual children. 

To contribute and demonstrate a commitment to the City Council’s Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy


The details contained in this Job Description reflect the content of the job at the date it was prepared.  It should be remembered, however, that it is inevitable that over time, the nature of individual jobs will change, existing duties may no longer be required and other duties may be gained without changing the general nature of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Consequently, the Council will expect to revise this Job Description from time to time and will consult with the postholder at the appropriate time.

Date Job Description prepared/revised:

K. Armfield

Agreed by Postholder