Senior Learning Support Assistant

Activate Learning
£20,000 - £25,000 Per Year
12 Jul 2021 13:49
02 Aug 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Term Time

Senior Learning Support Assistant

Job role:

Due to the expansion of our ASC Centre, we are now looking to recruit a Senior Learning Support Assistant to be based at Banbury College.

To highlight the main purpose of this role is to help ensure the retention and achievement of students receiving ASC Centre additional learning support are met.

This includes students on courses with the ASC Centre, on a course with LLDD or accessing cross college courses from Foundation up to BTEC Level 3 / A Level courses.

Working closely with the ASC Centre Coordinator, ASC Group Manager and external agencies, you will help to ensure that students with Autism, learning support and other complex needs are adequately provided for and supported.

You will assist in the assessment process of students to accurately identify their learning support needs and to ensure that college learning support staff and resources are deployed efficiently with timetabling and duty rotas to provide adequate cover and support throughout the day for our students.

This is a permanent, full time position, working term time only and between the hours of 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 4.30pm on a Friday.


What do you need to be successful in this role?

The successful candidate will have good knowledge of Autism, other complex needs and learning difficulties that our students may experience.

You will have previous experience of working in line with Education Health and care Plans and understand the need for a student-centred approach and have the ability to offer and implement bespoke support strategies to cover diverse learning needs.

You will have excellent communication and organisation skills, you will be a role model of professionalism with the ability to develop and sustain good working relationships with internal and external customers.

You will be able to work independently and demonstrate flexibility contributing to the team’s effectiveness and be able to react to organisational change quickly and positively.

E-literate and competent IT and administration skills are essential.


What are the benefits of this role?

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.

We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.


What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.


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