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Teaching Assistant Level 3

About us

Unity Community Primary is a two-form entry primary school serving a richly diverse community in Cheetham, North Manchester. Unity is part of the multi-academy trust Big Life Schools which shares the vision and values of the Big Life group.

Unity is a UNICEF RRSA Gold school and pride ourselves on our inclusive, nurturing ethos with a strong focus on the wellbeing of staff and children.

What you’ll be doing

This is a class-based position so as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant, you will work closely with the class teacher and up to thirty children in a KS1 or KS2 class. The main purpose of your role is to support teaching and learning to improve outcomes, both academic and social, for all of children.

What we need from you

  • Experience of working with children in schools in a teaching assistant role.
  • A commitment to inclusion and nurture
  • High expectations of learning and behaviour.
  • To be positive, resilient, flexible, and work well in our happy team.
  • To share Unity’s vision and the values of the Big Life Group.

What we will offer you in return

  •  Salary Scale and Point: Grade 4 NJC point 7-11 pro-rata (starting £24,294)
  • A permanent (or temporary maternity) contract.
  • Culturally and socially diverse families.
  • A pleasant working environment with a new modern building and large grounds less than a mile from the city centre
  • A happy, welcoming staff team.
  • Opportunities for career development.
  • The support of the Big Life Group.

What next?

For more information about our school, please visit

The role is subject to an Enhanced DBS with a check of adults barred list.

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to creating a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and would especially like to hear from applicants from Black, Asian, and other racially marginalised communities.

 The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th July 2024, at 12 noon. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs alone will not be accepted.

Shortlisting will take place on 11th July and interviews will take place on Wednesday 17th July 2024.

If you need more support or for information in a different format, please contact HR at

Your health and happiness are important to us, so we offer a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will be subject to enhanced DBS checks. 

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce.


The Big Life group is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Big Life strives to be diverse and inclusive - a place where we can all be ourselves. We strongly encourage applicants from all parts of society. You can read on our careers site about the actions we are taking ourselves to fight inequality and inspire change.

We actively value the lived experiences and expertise of our staff, volunteers and the people who use our service and see the extra value that they bring to our organisation.