HAST Vacancies

Resources/Administrative Assistant for Visual Impairment team

20 hours per week, term time only, from September 2017, Level 2 NJC payscale, points 13-16 (£16,491-£17,419 FTE)

HAST is looking to recruit someone to assist their Resources Technician in adapting curriculum materials for visually impaired students based in Central Bedfordshire schools, and also to provide administrative support to the VI team.

The successful candidate will need excellent ICT skills, as the role involves typing up or scanning in pages from class textbooks, enlarging the font and then enhancing or modifying any pictures or diagrams that accompany the text.  There will also be some typing of text, so good typing skills are essential.  Training will be provided.

The applicant will also be required to provide administrative support to the small team of specialist VI teachers and teaching assistants.  The post is based at Wrest Park, Silsoe.

Closing date:  12pm on Monday 10 July

Interviews:  Friday 14 July and Tuesday 18 July


Specialist Teaching Assistant for Visually Impaired Pupils, required from September 2017

3 days (19.5 hours) per week, term time only. NJC payscale Level 3 points 18-21 (£18,070-£20,138 FTE)

HAST are looking to recruit a specialist part-time teaching assistant to work as part of the Visual Impairment team, to support visually impaired learners in their local schools.  This team has experienced, skilled Teachers of the Visually Impaired, specialist teaching assistants and a skilled resources officer.  Motivation and commitment are essential for this post, and ideally some experience in supporting children with special needs, and in particular children with visual impairments.  The ability to use your own initiative and work alone, plus a willingness to travel across Central Bedfordshire, are essential.  The successful candidate will be trained in Braille if they do not already have this skill.

Closing date:  28 June 2017

Interviews:  14 July 2017


Educational Communicator, required from September 2017

27.5 hours per week, term time only, NJC payscale Level 3, points 18-21 (£18,070-£20,138 FTE)

HAST are seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to join a team of skilled Educational Communicators and Teachers of the Deaf, supporting hearing impaired students at the Hearing Impaired Resource Provision for Central Bedfordshire.  The post will be based at one or more of the provision schools, supporting learners with a hearing impairment, enabling access to the curriculum and facilitating inclusion using strategies appropriate to the individual pupils.  Sign language skills at minimum Level 2 and a minimum Grade C (or equivalent) at GCSE English and Maths are essential, as is a clean driving licence.

Closing date:  12pm on Wednesday 5 July

Interviews:  week commencing Monday 10 July


For an information pack for either of these vacancies, please contact:

Catherine Bianco, HAST Business Manager, Room 15, Enterprise House, Building 52, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Beds, MK45 4HR

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Tel:  01525 306942



 Parkfields Middle School

Teaching Assistant, Level 1/Level 2, 25 hours per week, term time only, from September 2017 for 1 year


We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant on a 1 year fixed term contract initially.

For an application form, job description and person specification, please visit the school website www.parkfieldsschool.co.uk

Closing date:  30 June 2017

Interviews:  4 July 2017


HAST and the HAST schools are fully committed to the safeguarding and protecting of children.  We promote equality and diversity and follow rigorous selection processes.  Appointments will be subject to HAST's safeguarding procedures, with references taken up and a Disclosure and Barring Scheme certificate required for all appointments.