Learning Assistant - Brickwork

York College
North Yorkshire, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Learning Assistant - Brickwork

Ref: 2021/005

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £24,825 to £26,470 per annum. Plus generous benefits. These include:

43 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays and efficiency closures)

Generous Occupational Pension Scheme

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our Brickwork team as a Learning Assistant. The ideal person will be an experienced Construction worker who is looking for a career change. The role involves managing and supervising our brickwork training workshop and supporting all brickwork students with their practical activities and assessments.

The day to day duties include preparing training workstations, ordering brickwork supplies, developing risk assessments, safe systems of work and general workshop housekeeping.

This is a key role within the brickwork team and the successful person will have the opportunity to help prepare our students for their assessments and work closely with the brickwork team.

You should be self-motivated and able to work with young people in a supportive and instructive manner.

About the Person

If you have experience in the construction industry and a passion for supporting students to achieve their potential, we want to hear from you. Ideally your background will be focused around the construction industry. You will be a self-starter and enjoy working as part of a large team.

About the College

The sector will play a crucial role in the long term economic recovery of the UK from the coronavirus pandemic. We are well placed to make a significant contribution. Rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, we are the top general FE College in Yorkshire, and one of the largest providers of A Level and vocational programmes for 16 to 19 year olds in the region. We also deliver a range of Traineeships, Apprenticeships, degree level courses, working with over 1,000 employers, helping them to meet their current and future skills needs.

We are proud of our outstanding achievement rates for students at all levels, which have been consistently above national average for over 20 years, as well as the outstanding student progression into higher-level study and employment.

A TEF Silver provider, York College is proud to be part of a consortium of colleges and employers developing the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT) - one of only 12 IoTs nationally, which are designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers.


With a vibrant working environment, excellent transport links to the city centre and surrounding area, on-site parking, and use of the College facilities, you will find York College to be fulfilling and supportive place to work. Our staff have adapted successfully to the pandemic and together with our robust financial health we will be in a strong position as and when we 're-boot' the College in 2020-21.

To give you an insight in to the College, please check out our 360 degree tour video here: https://(url removed)/wxivfG7h5XM

Want to know more?

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rob Holmes, Head of Curriculum - Construction on (phone number removed).

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications. If you are viewing this vacancy through any job board then please go to our website (url removed)/job-vacancies and apply using our application form.

Most correspondence regarding vacancies will be sent via email, so please check your emails regularly for updates on your application. We would also advise to check your junk/spam folder as some emails may end up here depending on your mail provider settings.

If you would like to apply for this post please submit your application as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as they are received and the role will be closed when a suitable appointment has been made.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews may now be held virtually, therefore all applicants must be available to interview with a video connection.

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. York College has signed up to the 'Mindful Employer' charter for employers who are positive about mental health. We are also a certified Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions
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