Work at PACA

Work at PACA

On this page you can find all information about jobs vacancies and careers at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, including teaching vacancies, administration and support staff jobs, and the careers opportunities PACA offers.

See Us In Action

We would like to offer potential candidates the chance to come and see the academy in action and to spend time with staff and students, to experience PACA at its best, prior to making an application. If you are making an application and would like to visit us first please use the contact details below.

Fill Out An Application

If you are making an application and need a form in a Word document please use the links below to download:

PACA Teaching Staff Application FormPACA Support Staff Application Form

Alternatively, if you don’t have Microsoft Word, please download the forms below in PDF format

PACA Teaching Staff Application FormPACA Support Staff Application Form

Teaching Staff


We currently do not have any vacancies.


support staff


Role: Invigilator

Salary: £10.50ph

Required: Initally for November, then as required each term for exams

We are seeking new staff to join our Team to support our Exams Officer in providing high quality administration of the examinations process. Invigilators are employed on a casual basis to suit the demands of the exams and are required initially for November 2021 exams and then as required each term for exams.

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy is an 11-16 state funded Academy.  PACA is part of the Aldridge Multi-Academy Trust. As a group of schools, we are collectively committed to developing all members of staff through our school coaching programme.  We operate whole school training and development in curriculum design, school culture as well as subject specific training in pedagogy.

Previous experience for this role is not essential as full training and guidance will be given, but it would be beneficial. Skills of a good invigilator are; accuracy and attention to detail, reliability and punctuality, excellent communication skills, the ability to work with predetermined instructions, common sense and initiative, plus have the ability to be firm but fair at all times.

If you are interested in working as part of our Team and have the above skills, then please visit our website for an application pack at . Applications need to be sent to

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Closing date for applications: ASAP and on an ongoing basis, as they will be considered as received.

 Science Technician

Role: Science Technician

Hours: 37 hours per week

Accountable to: Head of Science

Salary: NJC 7-11 (£20,092 - £21,748)

Under the overall direction of the Head of Department, and in accordance with the practices and procedures of the school, assist teaching staff in providing a safe and efficient lab technical service for students and teaching staff.  

The technician role forms a central part of the work of the department and they will work closely with teaching staff to help create a highly effective learning environment.

To learn more about this role, please see the full Job Description document attached.

To apply for this role, please complete an application form and return it to Rebecca Lefcovitch-Davies via email at

Applications close on Friday 15th October. We reserve the right to interview exceptional candidates and appoint prior to the closing date.


 Learning Support Assistant

Role: Learning Support Assistant

Salary: SCP 5-6 - £19,312 to £19,698  

Accountable to: SENCO

Working Pattern: 8.00am to 4pm Monday-Thursday and 8.00am-3.30pm Friday.  Term time only

To find out more about this role, please see the attached Job Description. To apply, please complete an application form and return to Rebecca Lefcovitch-Davies via email at

Recruitment for this role is ongoing, and applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to interview and appoint an exceptional candidate at any time.




 Cluster IT Manager

Role: Cluster IT Manager

Reports to: Director of IT

Contract basis: Full time, permanent

Salary: £37,000 to £45,000

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: This role will be based in Brighton but will require frequent travel into        Central London

Job Purpose and Context


We are seeking to appoint a hands on, experienced and highly motivated individual as Cluster IT Manager.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with proven skills, problem solving ability and aspirations to undertake the leadership and management of day-to-day operations on all of our cluster sites, managing call queues and helping Technicians on site in delivering excellent customer IT support services. 

The role would suit someone who has initiative, experience working in a busy school or cluster environment and excellent communication skills.

The IT team handles all aspects of the IT infrastructure and services. The Cluster IT Manager will work closely with Cluster IT Team to provide management of IT services, general IT support. The Cluster IT Manager will manage the agreed solutions and projects for network and system configurations.

The postholder should expect to work some unsocial hours to undertake planned security maintenance and upgrade work. Some of the work is project based, which may require extended hours at critical times.