Bilingual Learning Assistants - Romanian

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20223493

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Part Time, Fixed Term


£19,280 - £20,512 Per Annum

Closing date

31 August 2022

Bilingual Learning Assistants -Romanian 
Fixed term opportunity until 31 August 2023 due to funding (with a possibility to extend)

Salary: Band 4: £19,280 – £20,512 P.A FTE  (£6,749- £7,180 based on 15 hours per week)

Term Time Only- 39 weeks 

Romanian – £6,749- £7,180 based on 15 hours per week (weekdays, school hours) 5 mornings or 2.5 days, school hours

All posts in the EMAS (Ethnic Minority Achievement Service) team are term-time only working and holiday restrictions apply with term-time posts.


Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth Local Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures


The EMAS team

We are a team of Bilingual Learning Assistants, Bilingual Support Officers and Advisers working with the Education team. We work in partnership with schools to meet the needs of bilingual learners and ethnic minority pupils at risk of under-achievement. We support pupils across both primary and secondary age phases, as well as in nursery settings.


Your New Role

As a Bilingual Learning Assistant your main role will be to provide a service which will complement the teaching activities. Through the use of first language or bilingual communication you will act as a classroom assistant however working in partnership with the class adviser ensuring you are supporting the language, learning and needs of the pupil/s enabling them to access the national curriculum.  
You may be working alongside classroom teachers, advisors to ensure you are offer support to pupils who are new entrants, recent arrivals or returnees from extended stays in their country of origin to have a stress free settling period. 
You will be assisting in monitoring progress and assessing performance, this will include early profiling of new arrivals teacher assessments and records of achievement. You will be help pupil/s communicate important information to teachers whilst encouraging the pupil in the English language.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will speak fluent English as well as your first language. You will have good numeracy and literacy skills. Will have Experience of working with children at home and/in a school setting as well as experience of interpretation and translation (formally or informally)


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.