Learning Support Assistant

Posted 7 September by Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group
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Location: Newcastle & Stafford Salary:  £17,248 - £19,727 pro rata
Hours:  Part-time positions available term-time only (36 weeks)

In November 2019 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted’s recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The inspection report praised all areas of the College’s provision and acknowledged NSCG’s ‘positive, stimulating and safe learning environment’, ‘highly motivated staff’, and ‘learners’ exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning’.  It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry. 

To read the full Ofsted report for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, please visit the Ofsted Government website, select Find an Inspection Report and search for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 500 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.  Our Sixth Form provision has a reputation for high academic achievement and excellence. 

A number of part time positions are available based at both Newcastle and Stafford Colleges and we are looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to take up these positions. 

You will primarily be responsible for the care and education of students with disabilities or learning difficulties.  Working under the direction of the Lead Support Tutor for additional learning support, specific duties include assisting students in their work; preparation of rooms, equipment and materials, tracking learner progress as well as general individual assistance which may include attending to their health, safety, physical and hygiene needs. 

For the position, you will be qualified to at least Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy (GCSE equivalent), and will need relevant experience or qualifications in an education or caring capacity, particularly supporting students or young people with learning difficulties and/or other disabilities.  You will also have a good knowledge of safeguarding and equal opportunities.  A level 2 note taking qualification or equivalent as desirable. 

You will be a good communicator, enthusiastic and self-motivated with the ability to motivate others along with good organisational skills.  A flexible approach to working hours will also be required to accommodate the needs of learners.

What’s in it for you? 

The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
  • Term-time only working

 How to apply

To apply for the role of Learning Support Assistant, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.

If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an email and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website).

The closing date for completed applications is 20th September 2020.

Interviews are to be held on 5th October 2020. 

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Reference: 40834807

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