Vacancies

Ellen Tinkham School is part of the Learn to Live Federation and is an “Outstanding” special school catering for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Everyone will be the best that they can be.
Everyone has a voice.
No one is excluded.

All roles advertised on this page require a DBS disclosure, and require the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.


Teaching Assistants

Due to an expansion, Ellen Tinkham School is looking to appoint a number of Teaching Assistants to work in our vibrant and innovative “outstanding” special school in Exeter. A sound knowledge and understanding of Special Educational Needs is essential. As lead school and founder member of the newly formed South West Specialist Schools Teaching Alliance (SW SSTA) we will be offering opportunities to “Earn as you Learn” through our TA training programme.

These positions would suit intelligent, caring and resilient people who will keep the school ethos in the centre of everything they do. The successful candidates will inspire our young people and be part of a dedicated team creating a stimulating and person centred learning environment.

The postholders will be required to commence as soon as possible. The hours will be Monday to Friday  9.00 – 3.30 term time only (1200 hours per annum).

Starting salary will be £13,006 per annum (Grade C).

Ellen Tinkham School is part of the Learn to Live Federation and is an “Outstanding” special school catering for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of  children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A current Safeguarding policy is in place. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

To apply for this post, please contact the HR Manager on recruitment@ellentinkham.devon.sch.uk  for application pack, and return completed application forms via email to the same address.

Closing date – Friday 25th October 2019


Maintenance caretaker / Mini bus driver

Ellen Tinkham School is looking to appoint a maintenance caretaker / mini bus driver, to work in our vibrant and innovative special school. The successful candidate will ber equired to work across both the school and college sites when required.

Experience of gardening and general maintenance and DIY tasks, as well as knowledge and understanding of basic vehicle maintenance is essential. A basic knowledge and understanding of ICT would be an advantage.  The ideal candidate will need to be able to use their initiative and be flexible. The post holder must hold a clean driving licence.

The postholder will be required to commence as soon as possible. The hours will be 37 hours over a 4 day week, all year round.

Starting salary will be £18,426 per annum (Grade C).

Ellen Tinkham School is an “Outstanding” special school catering for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A current Safeguarding policy is in place. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please call the Premises Manager on: 07980491986

To apply for this post, please email recruitment@ellentinkham.devon.sch.uk  for application pack, and return completed application forms via email to the same address.

Closing date – Tuesday 5th November 2019


ICT Technician

Ellen Tinkham School is part of the Learn to Live Federation and is looking to appoint an ICT Technician, to work in our vibrant and innovative special school. The successful applicant will be based at Ellen Tinkham School / college in Exeter,.

A sound knowledge and understanding of Windows 10 and Server 2016 as well as iOS/iPads and MDM is desriable. It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of networking infrastructures and have the ability to problem solve and resolve ICT issues across the school. We are looking for someone who remains calm under pressure and has the ability to communicate well with others at all levels.

The postholder will be required to commence as soon as possible. The hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm term time only (1365 hours per annum).

Starting salary will be £15,700 per annum (Grade D)

Ellen Tinkham School is an “Outstanding” special school catering for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of  children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A current Safeguarding policy is in place. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

To apply for this post, please email recruitment@ellentinkham.devon.sch.uk  for application pack, and return completed application forms via email to the same address.

Closing date – Tuesday 5th November 2019

Everyone will be the best they can be. No-one is excluded. Everyone has a voice.