Teaching Assistant - Motor Vehicle/Bricklaying/Construction courses

Activate Learning
Blackbird Leys,
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
10 Sep 2021 15:12
08 Oct 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Special Education Needs (SEN) / Supported Learning
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Teaching Assistant - Motor Vehicle/Bricklaying/Construction courses

Activate Learning are recruiting for Learning Assistants to join our team based at our Technology Campus in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

As a Learning Assistant, you'll be supporting learners across a range of courses as well as offsite provisions and be responsible for their wellbeing. No two days will be the same!

Activate Learning promotes independence to enable learners to leave the College ready for the world of work. The learners at our Blackbird Leys campus are mainly undertaking practical courses at levels 1-3 in areas such as Motor Vehicle, Construction and Bricklaying, as well as GCSE English and Maths.

You'll be participating in timetabled activities and providing support to our learners to ensure they are reaching their academic potentials. With your strong communication skills, you'll establish good working relationships with learners to enable the learner to build and develop their confidence and motivation. Experience in education inclusion units, behaviour management and/or pastoral care would be beneficial to the role.

As part of the College team, you'll be assisting the tutor and learner to ensure that the learning is appropriate to meet their needs. You'll be joining a committed team who are student-focused and provide high-quality learner support across the College. It's a fast-moving, dynamic environment and you'll enjoy the variety of change whilst also having the opportunity to develop good relationships with both staff and learners.  

We currently have part time positions available, working 16 hours per week, term time only on a fixed term contract until July 2022.  There will always be opportunities for those who wish to develop and stay with the business to extend this further.  If you have a preference on working hours//days, please ensure you include this on a cover letter when submitting your application. The hourly rate offered for this position is £9.78ph. 

Term time only salary calculator - your pay will be based on your working hours per week, multiplied by the number of weeks worked, plus 6 weeks holiday and will be spread equally over 12 months.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

Alongside excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will also have a proactive attitude to problem solving and be able to identify learner support needs. The successful candidate will be able to develop independence in learners and to encourage them to take more responsibility for their own learning. A minimum of GCSE C/4 or equivalent in Maths and English is essential for this role.


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? 

Activate Learning have recently been recognised for the work we do to inspire special needs students into employment with a coveted education award. The Association of Colleges' Beacon Awards 'Support for Students' prize 2019 recognises our innovative partnership programme for young people with special education needs and disabilities.

We work closely with colleagues from across our colleges, offering learners the opportunity to progress into new vocational areas. Our partnerships with external organisations and employers are central to equipping learners for successful futures

Our award-winning Learning Philosophy has driven new models of applied learning and inspires transformation and aspirations across our employees to make a difference. 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 appoint prior to the closing date, please apply early to avoid disappointment.


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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