Vacancy – Temporary Welfare Assistant Urgently Required

Would you like to join our award winning lunchtime team? 

We are looking to recruit a Welfare Assistant to join our lunchtime team, Monday to Friday:

11:30am to 1:30pm (2 hours per day)


The successful candidate will be required to set up and clear the dining hall at lunchtime, supervise children during meal times and in the playground, encourage positive behaviour and help children to organise playground games.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of this friendly team which is such an important part of the school. We are looking for an individual with energy and enthusiasm for outdoor activities who will be an inspiration to young pupils.

Experience of working with children is preferred but not essential.

You must be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities and attributes:

-         to be well organised

-         to show a high level of care and understanding to the children

-         be able to show initiative and flexibility

-         to have and display a full awareness of confidentiality.


Foundation Living Wage.


£10.90 an hour Term Time only Pro Rata





Perm /FTC

Temporary until 31/08/2024


As soon as possible



11:30am – 1:30pm, Mon to Fri



Closing date




CV’s are not acceptable. To apply for this role please complete the application form available on our school website: or via our school office 01704 821300 and return to Mrs R Elleray, Headteacher, Rufford C.E. Primary School, Flash Lane, Rufford, L40 1SN.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Equal Opportunities statement

An Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community


Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy and a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

To apply:

·        The diocesan application form should be submitted. (see documents below)

·        Your application should address the Person Specification criteria clearly and appropriately, (a CV will not be accepted). 

·        Completed applications should be returned for the attention of the Headteacher, Mrs R.H. Elleray. Please telephone school if you require any further information, 01704 821300.





Application-Form-non-teaching-jobs-2020-final.pdf .pdf
Welfare Assistant - Grade 1 Grade Profile.pdf .pdf