Learning Support Assistants

Suffolk New College
Ipswich, UK
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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Learning Support Assistants

Minimum of 18 hours per week, 34 weeks per year (170 days per year), term-time only

Up to £10.07 per hour (higher rates of pay are available for personal care duties and Communication Support Workers)

Suffolk New College are looking for Learning Support Assistants to provide essential classroom and workshop support and practical assistance to our students and to play a key role in supporting our teaching staff to deliver an exceptional student experience.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will work alongside teaching staff, and may be deployed in across a range of vocational workshops or classrooms and could work with groups of students or one to one with a specific student.

You will need to have a flexible style and approach with the ability to build effective relationships with both students and teaching staff accompanied by the ability to be pro-active and use your initiative. You should have experience of working with young people and an understanding of working with people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

You will need to have a good standard of education, literacy and numeracy at Level 2 (GCSE C or 4 grade) is essential to the role.

We would also be interested in receiving applications from candidates who are able to support learners with hearing related impairments. You should therefore have experience of working with individuals with hearing impairments, preferably in an education context, and have a minimum of British Sign Language Level 2.

Enhanced hourly rates are available for Learning Support Assistants undertaking personal care duties.

Suffolk New College is a multi campus site therefore whilst you will have a main base, you may be required to work at and travel between campuses.

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 12 noon.

Interview date: Tuesday 29th September 2020.

For further information about this vacancy please follow this link to our website:


If you are planning to submit an application via post, please phone 01473 382801 to inform a member of the HR Team.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet all of the essential criteria. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy. All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
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