Classroom Assistant/Learning Facilitator, Surrey

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Reigate CollegeSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £13,906.22 to £15,346.88 per annum (FTE £17,925 to 19,782 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

The Post

The College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking Classroom Assistant/Learning Facilitator to join the College’s Learning Support Department. The successful applicant will be required to work with staff and students on a variety of College courses to support student learning, as well as on a one-to-one or small group basis.

The post is available from 1 September on a permanent, part-time basis. The hours of work are from 8.45am to 4.15pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 3.45pm on Friday, term time only.

Previous experience of working with teenagers is desirable, but not essential. The post holder will spend a significant amount of the working day interacting with students, including covering lessons, so the ability to feel confident in the presence of and communicating with young adults is essential. The role requires an appreciation of working within an educational context supporting learning. 

The post holder will be required to work with students with mild to complex learning needs. Whilst experience in this area is desirable, a basic appreciation is essential. The post requires commitment and flexibility in the approach to work, with the ability to remain calm at all times. Occasional evening work is required for which time off in lieu will be given.

The Department

The Department is housed in the Priory Building in a purpose-built centre that includes quiet working areas, desktop computers and one-to-one spaces. The Department has access to mobile learning devices and specialist software to further enhance learning.

The Department is a large and friendly team who work in a co-operative and flexible manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials.


The salary for this post is from £13,906.22 to £15,346.88 per annum (FTE £17,925 to 19,782 per annum).


Applicants are asked to complete and return the enclosed application form to the Personnel Department by email to as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 1 July 2019.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

• Any experience you have of working as a Learning Facilitator/Teaching Assistant

• The subject areas you have experience working in or would feel confident work in

• Any experience you have working with young people with learning needs

• Any experience you have of working with young adults

• Any experience you have of working as part of a team

• Any other relevant experience relating to the post

Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Reigate College
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1737 221118
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About the College  

Reigate College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, sixth form college situated in Reigate, Surrey. It educates students from 16-19 years on a single site, recruiting approximately 35% of learners from local partne...