Higher Openshaw Community School

Together We Learn

0161 223 3549


Saunton Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1AJ

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January 2023



Position Title: Lunchtime Organiser
Salary: Grade 1 £20,258 to £20,422 per annum pro rata
Contract Type: Temporary until 31 August 2023, Term Time Only
Hours: Part Time
Work Pattern: Monday to Friday, 12:00 - 14:00
School Address: Higher Openshaw Community School, Saunton Road, Higher Openshaw, Manchester M11 1AJ
DBS Check Required: Yes
Pre-employment Health Assessment Required: Yes
Closing Date/Time: 10 February 2023 at 23:59
Shortlisting Date: 13 February 2023
Interview Date: 16 February 2023
Start Date (Subject to pre employment checks): As Soon As Possible
Reference: 505797

We are seeking to appoint a Lunchtime Organiser to be responsible for the supervision of pupils in the dining area/s and elsewhere as required by the

The main duties and responsibilities of the role are:

  • To communicate with the pupils in their care
  • To supervise pupils in the dining area/s and elsewhere as required by the Headteacher
  • To help create an atmosphere so that the meal and lunchtime recreation is a pleasant experience for pupils and staff
  • Taking pupils who have minor accidents or are unwell to the Senior Lunchtime Organiser, for first aid where necessary, and if first aid is not necessary, comforting and reassuring them
  • To report more serious accidents to the Senior Lunchtime Organiser
  • Where the need arises, for instance with young children, or children with special needs, attending to their physical needs such as hand washing, feeding and toileting

The post holder will:

  • Demonstrate an interest and involvement in working with children and young people
  • Have t ability to understand as well as supervise children and young people
  • Have the ability to respond to every day situations
  • Have the ability to communicate with others
  • Be available for work during school holidays if required (unless on annual leave)

The roleholder must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable the effective performance of the role, including the ability to speak with confidence and accuracy and the ability to listen and respond appropriately dependent on the audience.

Higher Openshaw Community School places children at the heart of all it does.

We are dedicated to ensuring our children achieve their potentials and ensure our staff receive high quality Continuing Professional Development.


How to Apply
Email your application to: admin@higher-openshaw.manchester.sch.uk

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Application Form: Application Form.docx
Job Description & Person Specification: Lunchtime Organiser.pdf 
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