• Location: Merthyr Tydfil,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £25,000.00 - £30,000.00
  • Language: Welsh

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Cynorthwy-ydd Cymorth Dysgu LRB /Learning Support Assistant LRB, Dowlais Primary School

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Learning Department

Learning Support Assistant required for:
Foundation Phase Learning Resource Base (LRB) - Dowlais Primary School

Temporary Contract
Level 3

Grade 3 SCP, 7- 12 (£24,294 - £26,421 FTE)
(i.e. SCP 7, 65% of £24,294
= £15,791 p.a. pro rata)

27.5 hours per week

Required immediately

The Learning Department are seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and committed LSA.

The successful applicant will work in our newly formed Foundation Phase LRB at Dowlais Primary School catering for pupils aged 3-7 years with social communication needs.

You must be able to work as part of a team, have good communication skills, and be prepared to undertake appropriate specialist training in relation to social communication needs.

The successful candidates, although employed by the Local Authority, will be expected to work within a classroom setting under the direction of the Headteacher/Management Group.

For further information regarding the above vacancy, please contact Jill Watkins on 07973382854

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Thursday 30th November
Shortlisting: Friday 1st November
Interviews: Monday 4th December pm

Application forms can be completed online at

If you do not have access to the internet, application forms can be obtained by telephoning 01685 725000 and are to be returned no later than Thursday 30th November 2023 to HR Administration, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN.


Ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council encourages applications from Welsh speakers. Application forms may be submitted in Welsh and any applications completed in Welsh will not be treated any less favourably than those submitted in English.

If you are successfully shortlisted for interview please contact to let us know if you would like your interview to be conducted through the medium of Welsh.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is committed to protecting and safeguarding the most vulnerable people in our community. Rigorous pre-employment checks are undertaken for all appointments as part of our recruitment and selection process.

All employees are required to comply with their individual and organisational responsibilities under the Data Protection Act, the Information Security Policy and relevant supporting operational policies. Any matters of a confidential nature must not be disclosed or passed to any unauthorised persons or third party under any circumstance either during or after employment except in the proper course of your employment or as required by law, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council or both. Any breach of confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action.

We value diversity in our workforce and consider ourselves to be an Employer of Choice, committed to promoting and integrating equality of opportunity into all aspects of our work. We welcome applications from everyone and encourage applicants from all groups and backgrounds to apply and join us at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. We are strongly committed to eradicating discrimination in the workplace and ensure that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, disability, sex, race, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, gender identity and expression, and pregnancy and maternity.