Learner Support Officer (Teaching Assistant)

Learner Support Officer (Teaching Assistant)






CWA are recruiting for additional Learner Support Officers to join our team based at our Cambridge (Milton) campus on a range of full-time or part-time contracts. All roles are term time only and a variety of hours are on offer.

CWA is committed to ensuring that all of our learners have access to high quality education and support to give them the best possible education experience. We work carefully with our learners and external partners to establish where additional support may be required and deliver this through classroom interventions and support delivered by our highly skilled Learner Support Officer team.

These roles cover a range of students to include those in our foundation studies programme, learners with emotional, developmental or other needs. The LSO team works closely with designated students to provide targeted support in whichever way it is needed and can range from assisting with reading and scribing, ensuring learning aids are set up and some personal care on either a one to one or group basis. Our LSOs work closely with academic staff to ensure that support is well structured and in line with both the students needs and the course material.

Due to continued investment in the development and future of our students we are looking to recruit to additional Learner Support Officer roles across all of our campuses. We have a variety of hours available from full time to more ad hoc and casual arrangements. There is the opportunity to work across multiple campuses.

Working as a LSO is rewarding, and enables our post holders to achieve a real work/life balance. These roles are for term-time only meaning that you are only required to work 36 weeks per year. As an educational establishment we are committed to ensure that all of our staff have a minimum of a level 2 qualification in both English and Maths. We have a track record of upskilling and supporting our staff to achieve these qualifications, as well as ensuring that career development opportunities are available to all.

We ensure that our LSOs are fully supported and provide comprehensive and bespoke training, taking additional care with those new to the profession. We invest in you with time, training and support to enable you to truly succeed in your career with CWA.

We are a successful, community-focused FE College based in the East of England. We have a thriving Additional Learning Support team and in recent years, the department has grown from strength to strength. We offer an incredible training package and a chance to work within tight knit and supportive teams.

We offer an excellent package including a generous annual leave allowance of 30 days per year for curriculum staff, plus five College closure days, plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part-time), fee waivers on some College courses, a contributory pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme, discounts with local businesses and access to a cycle to work scheme. CWA focusses on staff well-being and utilises both internal and external resources, such as a well-being committee and access to a free and confidential counselling helpline as well as comprehensive training and development.

Job share opportunities are available for the right candidates.

To apply online or to view all our current vacancies please visit www.cwa.ac.uk .

For further information specific to the role, or to arrange a visit please contact [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of all applications: 12 noon, 26 February 2024

Interviews are provisionally planned for 7 March 2024 (Thursday)

Please note that all interviews are conducted face to face, we are unable to facilitate online interviews.

CWA is committed to safeguarding and all staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks. You will be required to provide references and undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check as well as a barred list check. All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 but Exceptions Order may apply.

CWA reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient suitably qualified applications be received prior to the closing date.

No agencies please
We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!