Isle of Wight Council

Gurnard Primary School

*THIS VACANCY IS NOW CLOSED* Midday Supervisory Assistants (Ref: 2023_365)

Gurnard Primary School, Baring Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8DS

HAYE Scale 1, £20,442 to £20,812 per annum pro-rata (Actual salary: £3,577 to £3,641 per annum)

Contact: School Business Manager, Mrs Angela McLuckie, at

Vacancy Reference: 2023_365

Closing Date: 22/12/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 7.5 per week (Term time only)



Gurnard Primary School, Baring Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8DS

Telephone: 01983 295713 Website:

Headteacher: Mrs Clemma Yardley

Hours: 7.5 hours a week – 11.20am-12.50pm each day.

Starting Date: As soon as possible.

We are looking to employ Midday Supervisors to join our friendly, hardworking team.

It is essential that applicants are physically able to undertake the following responsibilities:

•Setting up and cleaning down the dining hall

•Helping children with their meals as necessary

•Pouring drinks

•Keeping the hall clean and tidy during lunchtime service

•Being a good role model to the children over lunchtime

We can offer you:

•a working environment that supports wellbeing; we currently offer two paid days’ personal leave per academic year plus other benefits

•enthusiastic, well-behaved pupils with positive attitudes to learning

•a friendly, welcoming, and inclusive school

•supportive parents and families that want the best for their children

•a commitment to your continued professional development 

If you are looking for the opportunity to make your contribution to a successful forward-looking primary school, we would love to hear from you!  

Please feel free to call to arrange a visit. Otherwise, further details about our school and an application pack are available on our school website. 

Completed applications should be emailed to our School Business Manager,

Mrs Angela McLuckie, at  

Gurnard Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to relevant Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks, other safeguarding and health checks and references.  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.