Reference: JOB-66355
Location: EducationHR Teaching Assistant Talent Pool HQ
Phase: Any
Job Type: Any
Job Time: Full Time, Part Time
Start Date: Mon 29th Apr 2024 (variable)
Salary: to be agreed
Closing Date: Mon 31st Mar 2025


Teaching assistant job description

Teaching Assistant Talent Pool

EducationHR Teaching Assistant Talent Pool HQ

County Hall



Location - Norfolk 

Do you want to be a Teaching Assistant (TA) or do you have previous experience as a TA and are looking to get back into working in schools? 

If the answer is yes then join our talent pool! We want you to apply if:

You have little or no teaching assistant/education experience but aspire to be a teaching assistant and you:

  • have a positive attitude
  • are resilient
  • have a caring and patient approach
  • are calm under pressure
  • are flexible and adaptable
  • have an aptitude to work with children
  • have a willingness to learn through work
  • may have previous experience in another sector, which means you have transferable skills e.g. forest school experience, care experience. 


You have previous or current, relevant experience and are looking for a teaching assistant role in Norfolk. 

As a TA you will play a vital role in supporting pupils with their education, as well as their emotional and social development. This might be one to one with pupils who have special educational needs, in groups or as a whole class. You will help them to thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment, whilst working closely with the class teacher to raise the learning and attainment of your pupils and ensuring their safety and wellbeing. 

Typical responsibilities of a TA can be seen by viewing the TA job description attached to this advert. The hours of the job will vary depending on the vacancy within each school, as will the type of contract e.g. permanent or temporary.

Please indicate on your application form how many hours per week you are able to work. 

Our TA Talent Pool is regularly and proactively promoted to schools and trusts across Norfolk. We can help maximise your chances of finding a suitable post. Being in the TA Talent Pool will not prevent you from making applications direct to recruiting schools if you wish, but it will increase your chances of securing a suitable post – your application may get sent to a school you had not considered or before they have even advertised. 

Schools will request searches from us based on their needs. Please be aware your application will only be sent to schools who request a search, should you meet their criteria.

How to apply

Please click on the 'Apply for Job' button you will be asked to log in or create a Teacher Booker account, then be redirected to apply using our easy, online form.


The application form will give you the chance to tell us about yourself. Including, previous experience, skills, where you would like to work and how many hours per week you can work. 

In the supporting statement please cover why you are interested in a route into/returning to teaching assistant work and the relevant skills and experience you have to offer. Please write your supporting statement as if you applying direct to a school for a teaching assistant position. PLEASE STATE WHICH KEY STAGE/YEAR GROUPS YOU WISH TO WORK WITH.

If you’ve got any questions about your application, please contact us at - educationjobfinder@norfolk.gov.uk  

Once we have received your application we will contact you for a chat about your preferences, experience, attitudes and motivations for wanting to be a TA. We look forward to talking to you and welcoming you to the TA Talent pool.