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At Newcome Education, we see the young person and when they have the right type of support and encouragement, we see their potential too. Our core values of compassion, empowerment, optimism, authenticity, connection and understanding are evident throughout our schools.

We offer a range of exciting employment opportunities in our schools across the East Midlands and East of England, and may also offer regional working roles from time to time. We’d love to hear from you if you share in our determination to support these young people to succeed at school and into adulthood.


As we continue to expand to meet the needs of more young people we’d be happy for you to get in touch.

Newcome Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers.

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Residential Support Worker

Location: Gretton School
Salary: Starting at
Contract type: Permanent 

Working Hours:

  • Early shift 07.00 -16.00 Monday through to and including Friday.

  • Late shift 14.30 - 22.30 Monday through to and including Thursday night.

  • Sleep in duty as required in line with Rota. Cover waking nights if required.

  • Term time only

Note: Staff currently work 1 week of early shift followed by 1 week of late shift and so on. There is no requirement to work weekends or school holidays.


We are looking for exceptional people to work with our exceptional students. We are recruiting a Residential Support Worker to work in a friendly and supportive boarding environment where your input will be key in achieving positive outcomes for our young people. Our warm and homely boarding houses allow young people to stay at Gretton from Monday to Friday during term time. Our focus is on making sure each young person feels safe and cared for. A maximum of three young people live together in a house or bungalow within the school grounds.

What you'll need to succeed
We are seeking people who thrive on working in a challenging but immensely rewarding environment, who are passionate about supporting the development of social, life and independence skills and who truly want to make a difference in the lives of young people. Experience of working with people with autism is not necessary, but a commitment to learning is. Relevant training - Level 3 qualification in residential childcare is provided.

What you'll get in return
Gretton is a friendly school where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom and there is an opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our students and their families. Gretton has a person-centred focus, providing each child with a personalised education and care programme tailored to help meet their unique needs. At Gretton, our staff are like family, so don’t delay and apply today to join the Gretton family.



Learning Support Assistant

Location: Hardwick House School
Salary: £15,251 - £16,085 actual starting salary plus pension contribution, training and progression opportunities (FTE £20610 - £21,736)

Hours: 32.5 hours per week (full time) 8.30am-3.30pm Monday and Wednesday, 8.45am-3.45am Tues, Thurs & Friday, term time only. Applicants looking for part-time employment will also be considered.

Note: This is a fixed term contract until the end of the academic year 2023-24.

Apply by: Friday 22nd September 2023


Who we’re looking for:

• Previous experience of working with children; experience with autism is desirable

• A proactive and can-do attitude

• GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above is essential, a university degree is desirable

• A commitment to the well-being of everyone at the school

What we can offer you:

• The opportunity of working in a supportive school community where every member is valued and work life balance is encouraged

• A weekly programme of CPD for personal and career development; we support our employees through additional training and qualifications

• Free access to an employee assistance programme which includes counselling for you and your family, all tea/coffee provided, and a staff rewards and benefits programme

• An additional week of annual leave in the Autumn Term

• To be part of a friendly and social staff team

Interviews: We will interview candidates upon receipt of suitable application and might close this vacancy early.

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