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Job Advert for Lunchtime Supervisor

We have a vacancy for September 2016 for a lunchtime supervisor.  This is a term time vacancy for the hours 12-1.15pm.

Please note we do not authorise leave in school term time.

If you wish to visit the school or apply for the post please contact the school office where application forms are available.

Closing date: Friday 1st July at 3pm

Shortlisting date: Monday 4th July

Interviews: Tuesday 12th July from 9am




Job Title: Supervisory Assistant





G2 (Supervisory Assistants)


Job Evaluation Code:  

GS5540 (Supervisory Asst)      




Reporting to:



Manager’s Grade:



Location: Schools





Service Area:

Schools and Lifelong Learning



Service Directorate:

Family services


Workstyle: Workplace based




Overall Purpose of the Post:


To assist with the supervision of pupils during lunch time periods.





Requirements for the post.





Qualifications/ Training










Support Work in Schools (S.W.I.S.) Level 2


Level 2 Numeracy/ Literacy or willingness to work towards




Willingness to participate in the development and training of pupils


Basic Numeracy/ Literacy Skills


Appropriate knowledge of First Aid


Knowledge of basic hygiene procedures




Decision making when to intervene to prevent children injuring themselves or others.


When to refer cases of unruly behaviour to the Headteacher.



Physical Skills






Competencies and other skills required


Communication Skills


Team Working Skills


Caring Skills


Very high levels of concentration & alertness required


Very high levels of emotional demands






Key Outcomes/ Activities


  • To supervise children during meal breaks and to cut up food where appropriate.



  • To supervise queues waiting to enter the dining areas.


  • To supervise children during meal breaks to ensure their welfare and safety is utmost and that good conduct is maintained at all times.


  • To supervise all areas both inside and outside where pupils congregate during lunch time.


  • To check that all pupils return to their classrooms.


  • To report all accidents to the Headteacher/ Class Teacher.


  • To ensure that persons on the premises who are not pupils are authorised.


  • To refer any cases of unacceptable behaviour to the Headteacher/ Senior Supervisory Assistant.


  • Supervise children when washing hands prior to the meal being eaten and assist children to put their coats on (in Nursery, primary, Junior and infant schools)


  • Ensuring children’s plates are clean and neatly stacked away.


  • Cleaning up spillages within the dining area.


  • Attend to children who are ill during lunch time – as and when required.


  • Report any problems to Headteacher/Class Teacher.


Other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by the Headteacher.



The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this Job Specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.














Responsibility for Resources


Employees (Supervision):


A member of Senior Management Team will be responsible for the day-to-day supervising of a team of Supervisory Assistants.









Customers and Clients:

Pupils at the school – looking after the welfare and discipline over the whole of the lunch break.



Working Conditions:


The nature of the post may involve some ongoing physical effort for long periods e.g. standing or walking, awkward postures, pushing/pulling, lifting/carrying


The post involves contact with people which through their circumstances or behaviour occasionally places emotional demands on post holder.


Outdoor working conditions in dry weather & indoor working conditions in wet weather.



Characteristics of the post:


Employees are encouraged to participate in training activities in order to enhance their own personal development.


All employees of a school have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.


The employment checks are required:

  • Evidence of entitlement to work in the U.K.
  • Childcare Disqualification Declaration (where applicable)
  • Evidence of essential qualifications – see page 1 of this job specification
  • Two satisfactory references
  • Confirmation of medical fitness for employment
  • Registration with appropriate bodies (where applicable)


The following employment checks are required for those positions which are based in a school or working with vulnerable young people and adults:


Evidence of a satisfactory safeguarding check e.g. An Enhanced DBS Disclosure