Learning Support Assistant Coordinator

Learning Support Assistant Coordinator

The role:

To meet our vision of achieving far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning, we are seeking to appoint a motivated and flexible individual to manage the team of Learning Support Assistants at our Merrist Wood campus.

Group Learning Support works with young people who face barriers to education, including learners with special educational needs and those with an EHCP. This post provides an excellent opportunity for someone with passion and drive who is committed to enabling our students and providing the support needed in order to ensure that they can achieve. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Be responsible for the co-ordination and day to day supervision of the Learning Support Assistants Team
  • Be responsible for the recruitment of LSAs
  • Conduct appraisals, agree Performance Management Objectives and complete the observation process for the LSA team in line with the College policy, identifying themes to inform CPD and putting appropriate interventions in place where professional development needs have been identified
  • Ensure that LSAs are recording progress against EHCP outcomes/targets for the learners they are supporting by carrying out regular sample audits of the information recorded in conjunction with the Team Leader

What do you need to be successful? 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a co-operative working style and experience of managing a team of staff.  Significant knowledge of a wide range of learning difficulties, disabilities and behavioural needs is required in order to effectively develop the team.  The ability to cope with a demanding workload is essential alongside competent ICT skills.
 
You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organised and be a good listener. The ideal candidate will be resilient, responsible and able to multitask.You will also possess the ability to respond to change positively and to show flexibility in a pressured environment. First Aid training and further qualifications are desirable, such as in learning support or management.

What are the benefits of this role?

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, where no two days the same, staff are valued and CPD is provided.  This is a full-time position 37 hours a week, 08:30 – 17:00, with a 16:30 finish on a Friday and is not a term-time only role.  The team also includes a Senior LSA who supports the LSA Coordinator in their role.

In addition, 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.