Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant 

18.5 hours per week

Fixed term for the academic year

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study and employment. We are proud to be a Best Companies Top 100 employer and value our staff and the work they do with our students.  Our positive culture makes it a highly supportive and innovative place to work where we value high investment in staff development and workforce wellbeing

The College is an anchor institution for the town and local area and we are ambitious for our students and the local economy.  This includes being a key partner in the recently formed Skills Partnership with Wigan Council, Edge Hill University, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the college, as well as working with the GM Colleges Group and spearheading our role as lead FE provider in the newly formed Greater Manchester Institute of Technology.   The College has a range of exciting Capital projects in process which are further developing an exciting and contemporary learning environment for our students.k

We are seeking a highly motivated, flexible and enthusiastic individual to provide learning support for students with a range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  Working within the College’s Additional Learning Support Team, you will provide individualised and sensitive support.

You will provide support to meet learner’s needs both in and outside of class. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to form trusting and effective relationships with both students and staff.

A firm knowledge and understanding of students with learning difficulties and disabilities in an educational setting is essential as is a Level 2 Qualification in Learning Support or a related field.

The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.  

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list. To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.

Wigan and Leigh college is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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