Learning Support Assistants
Salary: £18,828 - £19,121 pa pro rata
Hours: Various contract sizes available on both campuses
Contract Details: Permanent, Term-Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
New College Swindon has gone through an exciting time of change since the merger with Swindon College to become one College. We are proud to showcase our successful £20M investment in the new Institute of Technology. The IOT is an inclusive centre for technical qualifications, higher apprenticeships and training for key technical roles. These exciting developments will extend the career opportunities for both our students and staff. It’s a really great time to be joining us!
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. In addition, 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 to support you in your role.
We know that your job 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, you will have access to a number of great benefits including:
- Staff Retail Discount Scheme
- Competitive Pension Scheme
- Generous Holiday Allowance
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity and to work in an expanding, dynamic and successful College, which values its staff, you have come to the right place.
In this role, you will:
• Work to support students with additional learning needs,
• Support students to increase their self-esteem and encourage independent working, modelling resilience.
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)
• The confidence to work across a wide age range and ability level
• Understanding, appreciation and experience of Specific Learning Differences, Disabilities and/or Sensory Impairment and the most appropriate learning support methods
• 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 have family or friends 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 to the satisfaction of New College, 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: 21 October 2022
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. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview and by agreement.