Job Vacancies

Cross in Hand is a happy and successful Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex.  We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff.  Our academic results are good, but we also develop the ‘Whole Child’, so we value the creative arts and sport too – we even have our own swimming pool!

Within a Christian environment, we aim to provide a beacon of light to guide children on their journey through life, equipping them with the values which will lay the foundations for future development.

Every adult is committed to being inspirational; sharing their knowledge, interest and passions; creating life-long learners who are confident to explore, navigate and develop their understanding of the world around them.

Here are current job vacancies to join our fantastic team at Cross in Hand...

School Caretaker

Are you passionate about providing the best start for children?

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and motivated caretaker to join our team to help us ensure that our school provides a safe, welcoming and purposeful environment for children, staff and visitors.

The children, staff and governors of Cross in Hand C of E Primary School are looking for a practical and well-motivated person for the post of caretaker to join our team of committed staff.

We are very proud of our building so we especially want someone who will really care for our school, ensuring it looks its best, is safe and exemplifies the high expectations we have of our children.

The role will include a wide range of responsibilities and duties connected with the fabric of the building, health and safety, grounds and facilities maintenance and security.

You will need to:

We can offer:

Hours of work: 35 per week (Split shift: Monday to Friday 07.00 - 10.30 and 14.30 - 18.00 Term Time. 7 hours per day in the school holidays)

Closing date: Thursday 15th February. 

Interviews will be w/c 19th February. 

We would like the successful candidate to be able to start on Monday 13th May.

If you wish to have an informal discussion or tour of the school please email

Individual Needs Assistant

We are looking for an Individual Needs Assistant to support a Year 1 child during lessons and at playtimes. The successful candidate would need to remain calm under pressure and have a firm, consistent yet nurturing approach to supporting children to regulate their behaviour. Experience of supporting children with autism is essential.  

The position is being advertised as part time with a view to increase hours to match the needs of the child. The starting hours are Monday to Friday 8:45 - 13:00

The closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd February with interviews being held the following week.                                          

Please note: Salary quoted is for a full-time member of staff. The post we are advertising is 45.05 weeks per year and 18.75 hours per week.  The appointment is for a fixed term because it is directly linked to the need to provide support for a pupil in attendance at the school.

Job Descriptions

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Teacher Job Description
Job Description LSA.pdf
LSA Job Description
Job Description INA.pdf
INA Job Description

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