Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants

Who we are

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to 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.

Group Learning Support is a large team with over 90 staff supporting students in a variety of different roles. The needs we support range from profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) on supported pathways programmes to those undertaking A-levels cross college.

Staff can expect to support in a range of sessions including GCSE's, Lifeskills Programmes, A-levels and many more.

We offer robust training to support staff in their role and career development. Some of this training may involve personal care, people moving and handling, exam access arrangements, emotional literacy support, academic, medical, therapy and preparation for employment and independence.

About the role

As a teaching assistant at Activate Learning, you will have experience of working with young people or adults with a range of severe, complex, and moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities and/or behavioural needs.

You will be an individual who has the resilience and patience to develop independence in learners and to encourage them to take more responsibility for their own learning.

Teaching Assistants offer essential help to teachers within the classroom and support to staff within our campuses, it is essential that you have a co-operative working style with the ability to work as part of a team.

The main duties will be assisting students in their classroom-based lessons and supporting self-directed study times with the student on a 1:1 basis. In addition to a student's study programme the LSA may also be following a bespoke programme of learning to support their development of life skills, independence, and employability.

You will be able to provide support to students with Autism and associated difficulties; some of which are complex. You will have good communication skills to be able to work with tutors to ensure the delivery of an effective programme of further education and to work as part of a co-ordination team.

What do you need to be a successful Teaching Assistant at Activate Learning?

As a teaching assistant you will:
  • E Literate and competent in IT packages e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • You will have a creative approach to motivating learners and an innovative approach to delivering support
  • Experience of working in an FE environment would be advantageous but it is not essential
  • A level 3 Support Assistant qualification or equivalent but this is not essential

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who would like to develop their own skills as a teaching assistant or to progress in the education sector as a teacher Activate offer clear pathways for career progression.

Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:
  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee resource groups
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes

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.
We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!