Learning Support Assistants
Salary: £17,787 - £20,070 FTE
Actual Salary: 1 x 35 hours over 37 weeks: £13,686 - £15,443 pa
Actual Salary: 2 x 31 hours over 32 weeks: £10,460 - £11,803 pa
Contract Details: Permanent
Start Date: 35 hours to start mid-August and 31 hours to start September 2021
New College Swindon has gone through an exciting time of change since we have merged with Swindon College to become one College. Also, with the up-and-coming development of the successful 20M bid of the Institute of Technology, opening in September 2021, which will be an inclusive centre for technical qualifications, higher apprenticeships and training for key technical roles, it’s a really great time to be joining us. These exciting changes will extend the career opportunities for both our students and staff.
About the role:
Could you help our Learners achieve their full potential by providing them with additional learning support alongside the normal curriculum provision to help them succeed?
A keen interest in encouraging and inspiring even the most challenging of minds is a must and previous experience of working with young people essential. You will work with individuals or small groups, as supported and directed by our Learning Support Co-ordinators and in collaboration with the teaching staff to encourage students to engage with activities or to work independently.
What we can offer you:
When you join us, you will have access to ongoing support, training and development opportunities to further enhance your experience and skill set through our extensive CPD programme. You will have access to facilities and resources across the two campuses along with an extended support network of colleagues from a wide range of disciplines and industry backgrounds.
We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this; we believe you should be rewarded. As a valued member of our team, in addition to a wide range of development opportunities, you will have access to a number of great benefits some of are listed below:
• Sodexo Retail Discount Scheme
• Excellent Pension scheme
• Generous Holiday Allowance
• Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme
• Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service
Therefore, if you are looking for exciting career opportunities and to work in an expanding, dynamic and successful College, who values their staff, you have come to the right place.
In this role, you will:
• Work to support students with additional learning needs,
• Mentor students to increase their self-esteem and encourage independent working and
• Keep accurate records of your students’ progress
Qualifications and experience required:
• Level 2 qualification in Learning Support or equivalent (or a commitment to work towards this whilst working with the College),
• Level 2 English and Maths qualification (or equivalent)
• Level 2 qualification in ICT
• The confidence to work with a wide range of young people of differing ability, and
• A positive and adaptable mind-set.
For further information, please refer to the job description.
How to apply:
For a full list of our current opportunities go to our Career Page and click apply! If you know of friends or family who would be interested in coming to work for us please feel free to share with them and if you need more information please contact our HR team. We look forward to hearing from you!
New College Swindon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview and by agreement.
Please note an enhanced DBS will be required for this role.
On appointment, you will be placed at the salary point aligned to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, qualifications, previous relevant experience, current salary and market forces.
Please note that this vacancy may close before the published closing date if sufficient applications are received. If you are interested in this vacancy, please do apply as soon as possible.
Closing Date: 24th May 2021
Our very top priority is your wellbeing and that of our community. Please be assured that we are monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and continuing to follow the latest Government advice and to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, further information will be provided on the measures that have been implemented at our campus if you are invited to an interview.
New College Swindon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.