Fairfields School Trinity Avenue Northampton NN2 6JN Tel: 01604 714777 Contact Us

We have a great opportunity for someone who is seeking an apprenticeship role.  You will work in a reception / admin role and be fully supported to achieve a Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner qualification.  Training and support will mainly be carried out on site with a requirement to attend a local drop in centre for half a day per month. Apprenticeship wage applies (£3.90/hour).

The role will be varied and working within team of 5.  The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, confident, reliable, patient and calm.

Please see job description below and complete the application form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 17th July 2019

Interview Date: 27th August & 28th August 2019

Start Date: 2nd September 2019

Apprentice Receptionist Job Description

Support Staff Application Form


Fairfields is a primary special school catering for children between the ages of 3 and 11 with severe or profound learning, communication and physical difficulties. We also cater for pupils on the autistic spectrum. Some children may have multi-sensory impairment and complex medical difficulties. Our classrooms are designed to help support our pupils’ development and equipped to promote independence, curiosity and active learning. Staff pay great attention to reducing pupils’ barriers to learning; liaising with multi-agency professionals to secure outstanding provision. The number of pupils per class is low with a high adult-pupil ratio. Each class has one teacher and 3-4 learning assistants depending on the age, ability and special needs of the class. 

We are looking for Level 1 or Level 2 teaching assistants, dependent on experience to join our dedicated and supportive team. All successful applicants will need to be committed to the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential. At Fairfields, we believe that all children can achieve. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a team. They will need excellent communication skills, good English, Maths and ICT skills. Fairfields School is committed to providing  safe environment in which children can learn and develop. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as well as the usual pre-employment checks.

Salary (dependent on experience): £16863-£17972 FTE

Hours per week: 32.5 (39 weeks per year)

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to school or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For further information regarding this post please call 01604 714777.