About Us

Clyst Vale Community College is a secondary and further education institution with Maths, Science and Computing Academy status, providing high quality education, life skills and vital learning experiences to students aged from 11 to 18. We are committed to providing the engaged, enlightened and well-educated citizens of tomorrow.

Our current vacancies are shown below.


Higher Level Teaching Assistants (2 posts) – Fixed Term

The Role

We are looking to appoint 2 enthusiastic and self-motivated Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA’s) to work within, and lead, a small team, supporting a student with complex needs. The roles are required to start ASAP and are fixed term, to be renewed annually, based on funding for the student.

The roles will have a personal care element and will require individuals with patience, a good sense of humour and who shares our ethos of integration and inclusion for all, in a mainstream setting.

We have a maximum of 39 hours per week available across the 2 posts, and we can be flexible on how this is worked. For example;

Post A: 23 hours per week

Post B: 16 hours per week


Post A: 19.5 hours per week

Post B: 19.5 hours per week

Please specify your ideal working pattern on your application form.

Our Additional Support Department

The SEN team work closely with subject teams, pastoral staff and parents to provide support for students with special learning requirements.

The department liaises with many outside agencies, as necessary, including advisers for the various areas of Special Needs, Health and Social Services. We also have regular meetings with the Traveller Education Service and our Educational Psychologists.

The College works towards the integration of all students with special needs wherever possible while, at the same time, providing the necessary support to enable them to succeed.

We can offer

– A positive experience of working within a friendly, successful and dynamic College.

– Excellent working relationships with students and staff

– Free on-site parking

– Subsidised breakfast and lunch; student and staff canteen

– Childcare vouchers

– Cycle scheme

– Online Educare Training System (CPD) – free to use

We are looking for:

– Enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals who can lead a multidisciplinary team

– Someone with a strong interest in SEND Education

– The ability to multi-task and cope with changing priorities is essential

– An organised and methodical approach to tasks

– Good ICT skills and an ability to pick up in-house systems quickly

— Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous, however it is not essential as full training will be given for the needs to the student concerned.

Our School

Clyst Vale is a popular 11-18 Community College situated five miles from Exeter. Our inclusive ethos, students’ excellent behaviour and recent improvements were noted by Ofsted, and we seek innovative and enthusiastic colleagues to raise standards further. Clyst Vale has specialisms in Science, Maths and Computing.

Application Process

Closing date is 9am on Thursday 28th March 2019. Interviews to be held on Monday 1st April 2019.

Visits are encouraged and can be arranged, please contact Mareena Anderson-Thorne on 01392 463925 for more information or to arrange a visit.

Full details can be found on our website (

Diversity Form (Teachers & Non Teachers ) Apr 2011 (5)

Rehabilitation of Off Act 1974 form (6)

Application Form (Non Teaching) (3)


Exam Invigilators Needed!

Each academic year we require a team of responsible people to invigilate for a variety of exams. The main exam period is in May and June but we also run mock examinations in December. We are looking to recruit some additional members for our existing team of exam invigilators. The hours are flexible and varied. An initial training session will take place on 21st March 2019 for successful applicants, with Exam Invigilation starting on Monday 13th May 2019.

You do not need previous examination experience, although an understanding of the importance and formality of the examination procedure and/or experience in managing groups of young people would be helpful. Training will be provided.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The financial reward is £10.00 per hour including holiday allowance.

For more information about the role please contact
Rebecca Dominy, Exams Officer, 01392 461407

Please return application forms to
Mareena Anderson-Thorne, HR Officer, Clyst Vale Community College, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3AJ  or email

Closing date is Friday 1st March at 10am.

Interviews will take place on Friday 8th March

Invigilator Job Description 

Application Form (Invigilators)


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.



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