Trainee Learning Support Assistants

Vacancy Filler
12 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Our client is a forward-looking College of Further & Higher Education that serves a large area of South East England with a wide range of vocational and academic courses, both full and part time. The College is situated in Ewell, close to Epsom in Surrey, and is located in the green belt near Epsom Downs and can easily be accessed either by car (junctions 8-10 on the M25) or rail (Ewell West is close and the college is next to Ewell East where you can get regular direct trains to Clapham Junction and Victoria). The College was last inspected in February 2016 retaining its overall grading of 'Good' under the robust new Ofsted standards.

Our client wants to help the learner succeed in their ambitions. Their students value their welcoming, friendly and caring atmosphere. Their lively learning community helps to make the most of their learning experience at the College.

They are currently recruiting to the following position:

Trainee Learning Support Assistants

Full time (36 hours per week) for 36 weeks per year (Term Time)

Starting salary in accordance with National Apprentice Wage of

£3.50 - £7.50 dependent on age and year of training

(plus an allowance for holiday pay)

This position would be ideal for a first step into Learning Support.

Our client is looking to appoint 2 apprentices to work within the Learner Services Directorate. The College has up to 1,800 full time students in the 16-19 age range, some of whom will have some sort of learning difficulty which will mean that they need help in class. In the Foundations Department most of the students will have a physical, medical or learning difficulty and will need more intensive support, sometimes including personal care.

The successful trainee will have strong communication skills, good command of spoken and written English, a passion and enthusiasm for working with young people in a College setting, the ability to work both within a team and independently and a commitment to personal and professional development in order to progress within the setting. An understanding of and empathy with students who have learning difficulties, are disaffected or have behavioural problems is a must.

You will be able to communicate effectively at all levels in a calm and professional manner, have knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes and have obtained GCSE Maths & English 5-9.

The successful applicant must be willing to undertake Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools qualification.

If you think that you meet these criteria please apply.

How to Apply

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Closing date for applications: Friday 19 th January 2018 (noon)

Interviews will be held on: Monday 29 th January 2018

Our client is able to offer you a final salary pension scheme, generous holidays and the facilities of a College campus set in 7 acres of green belt in a peaceful setting. The College has excellent transport links and is set in a location convenient to London and the South East and offers a large free on-site car park.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and enhanced DBS clearance.

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