Learning Support Assistants - Full time and part time, term time only

Activate Learning
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
27 Aug 2020 20:20
26 Sep 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Learning Support Assistants - Full time and part time, term time only


Job role:


We are looking for dedicated and hard-working Learning Support Assistants to join our teams at Reading College. We are looking for full-time, part-time and casual hours staff and have multiple positions on both a permanent and fixed-term basis.


We welcome applications from candidates at any time, as due to the fluid nature of the education system we do have vacancies arise all through the academic year.


The successful applicant’s will be supporting students with a range of learning difficulties including Autism and PMLD on courses which are designed for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged between 16 and 22.


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. Our students access courses from Foundation to Level 3.


The salary on offer for these positions is from £18,490 to 22,195 – please note that this is on a pro-rata basis over 38 weeks as these roles are term time only.


When submitting your application for this post, in the cover letter/personal statement section of the application form please list your preference for a full-time or part-time and also for a permanent or fixed-term position. Please also list in this section any other details of your availability such as only being available on certain days of the week or shift patterns which may affect your ability to be available.


Personal care is part of the duties included in this role and training will be provided in giving medical care and support.


About you and what do you need to be successful?


This is a challenging role that requires resilience, motivation, initiative and patience.  


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 are the benefits of this role?


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 andyoung people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.


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 disabled people and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. We guarantee to offer an interview to all applicants with a disability provided they meet the essential criteria for a role. We will anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required and support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work. If you require an accessible format please contact us.


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.


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