Personal Care Assistant (2 posts)

Full Time - Term Time Only
Fountaindale School, Nottingham Road, Mansfield, NG18 5BA
Notts Grade 3 NJC points 5 – 7 £23,500 - £24,294, Actual salary = £19, 237.27 - £19,887.24

Start date: ASAP

The Opportunity

We are looking to appoint two personal care assistants. We are looking for individuals with enthusiasm and energy who can put children and young people at the centre of their work. At Fountaindale we are passionate that every day matters for children and have our children and families at the heart of everything we do.

Our personal care assistants work as a valued part of the class team to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our pupils. The role is varied, active, and above all, rewarding. Your role will involve promoting pupil independence, supporting pupils with their personal and postural care needs, following individual behaviour management strategies and supporting children to access learning. Full training will be provided.

Do you:

•  Have a sense of humour?
•  Have a good basic education and willingness and ability to undertake training to enhance your skills?
•  Possess good communication and interpersonal skills?
•  Enjoy working as part of a team?
•  Relish a challenge and enjoy working young people with a range of SEND including behaviour issues?
•  Have a passion for learning new skills?

Be a part of #FountaindaleFamily; a school that gives children and staff a sense of belonging and offers high quality CPD to all employees.

Fountaindale is a school for children and young people who are 3 to 18 years old and who have profound and multiple learning needs, complex physical and medical needs and sensory needs. 

A vibrant, busy and popular school, located in beautiful woodland surroundings. The school is modern, purpose-built and has facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool, a school minibus, a sensory room, a woodland walk and outdoor play areas.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is a growing, award-winning Trust, founded in 2016. The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision drives our commitment to making our Trust a great place to be, work, and learn.

We warmly welcome visitors to the school. To organise a visit or if you would like an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Karen Redgate, Office Manager on 01623 792671 or email

Further information about the school is available via our website at

To apply, please complete an application form which can be downloaded from the Nexus Trust website or can be downloaded below. 

Completed application forms are to be returned via email or post to Karen Redgate (Office Manager) at or postal address: Fountaindale School, Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BA

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Closing date: Friday 1 March 2024
Interviews: Friday 8 March 2024

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.