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Type of Position:Early Years Teaching Assistant
Salary:VTG7, SP18-21 £18,431 to £20,540 per annum, pro rata + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package
Start Date:4th February 2019
Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 9:00. Interviews to be held on Monday 28th January 2019


Permanent, full time (35 hours per week) 8.00am – 4.00pm (Monday to Friday), term time only including inset days.

VTG7, SP18-20 £18,431 to £20,540 per annum, pro rata + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package

Venturers Trust is a new Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol formed through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust in September 2017. Comprising Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school the Trust has 3,200 pupils and 700 staff.

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.

The Dolphin School is a new and unique inner city school with an exciting future.  Every member of staff who works here has the opportunity to contribute to the creation and building of a caring, high achieving and community ethos for our school.  Having opened in September 2012, there are currently 350 children on roll in Early Years, KS1 and KS2.  We will grow to be a 420 place school by September 2020. We moved into our new school building Easter 2017.  With a strong vision to develop a curriculum which utilises the incredible resources available within the City of Bristol we strive to include all stakeholders within our development as a school.  

We are looking to recruit staff who are genuinely inspired to work within a strong, supportive team, delivering high quality provision for the children within our care; staff who are energised by thinking outside of the box and making learning fun and fabulous.  Cross Trust working with both the secondary school and our other primary schools gives us the opportunity to share resources and expertise.

We looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner to join our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) team. You would be a key worker for a group of our youngest children and support in planning an exciting curriculum for them. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference where it is needed. 
  • A fantastic community of children, families and carers who deserve the best. 
  • A highly skilled and driven team of friendly staff to work with. 
  • Brand new building located in the heart of the city centre with excellent transport links
  • High quality support and well-structured CPD to ensure that you are succ
  • GCSE C or above in English and Maths 
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification in Early Years.
  • Evidence of commitment to ongoing personal and professional development

In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Higher Degree Support Funding, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.

We welcome visits to the school to find out more about this amazing role. We look forward to hearing from you. 
Show around dates: Tuesday 15th 4.30pm and Monday 21st 2.00pm


Closing date: 23rd January 2019 at 9:00

Interviews: 28th Jnauary 2019


Please note due to the expected volumes of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.


The Dolphin School is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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