Activate Learning are recruiting for Learning Assistants to join our team in Merrist Wood College to start August 2022.
As a Learning Support 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 Merrist Wood College are mainly undertaking courses at levels 1-3 in areas such as agriculture, horticulture, animal care, countryside and environment, horse management, forestry and arboriculture, landscaping, public services and football coaching.
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.
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 have a variety of full time and part time hours available. When submitting your application, please include a cover letter stating your preferred working hours/days and whether you are looking for full time or part time hours.
Please note - The department is open between the hours of 8.30am - 4pm or 9am - 4.30pm and you will need to be able to work within these times.
The hourly rate offered for these positions is from £9.87ph depending on skills and experience.
(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).
(For casual employees you will submit a claim for the actual hours worked and this will be paid in arrears).
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?
We offer a friendly, supportive, and inclusive working environment, where no two days the same, staff are valued and CPD is provided.
By working in an educational setting, you will have the opportunity to share your skills, develop mentoring and training capabilities and potentially widen your own employment prospects.
You may not have considered using your skills in this way before, so this could take your career and experience in a new direction and may also present opportunities longer term, to provide you with a varied and fulfilling career path.
What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?
At Activate Learning, we see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.
When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.
Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.
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.