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Learning Support Assistant (Special Educational Needs)

London South East CollegeBromley or Orpington

Hours: Monday to Friday, term time only, various hours available i.e 32 hours, 19 hours contracts.

The College

London South East Colleges is a successful and innovative College operating with sites across Bromley, Bexley, Orpington and Greenwich. With nearly 14,000 students and 1,000 members of staff, the College is a major employer in the area and makes a significant impact on the lives and future prospects of its learners who travel from across London to study with us. The College is also the sponsor of London South East Academies Trust, a growing Multi Academy which is rapidly developing a track record of academic and financial success. With a combined turnover of circa £65m and the ambitious growth plans of the group, there has never been a better time to join this exciting organisation.

The Role

You will support the team to provide essential learning and accessibility support to young people and adults with SEN which includes facilitating their access to and achievement of learning programmes, supporting their access to all College services and College led activities and facilitating personal development of learning/study skills and educational outcomes including those relevant to individual Educational Health & Care Plans (EHCPs)

You will be required to provide person-centred learning support to students with severe and complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities which may include supporting them with personal care where necessary. You may work with individuals or small groups and encourage students to engage with activities or work independently.

Skills and Experience

You will have good literacy and numeracy skills and have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, teachers, parent/carers and, other agencies involved with the students. Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and an understanding of safeguarding and discrimination issues and the difficulties faced by those with learning difficulties are essential.

You must be willing to assist learners with regards to their personal care and mobility, taking instructions from learners regarding their support needs. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability establish good working relationships. You’ll also have exceptional organisational skills combined with good IT knowledge and sound administration skills. Experience of working with SEN learners in a secondary or FE environment is desirable.

We welcome applicants who have experience in a different sector/ job role but have transferable skills that can be utilised in the Learning Support Assistant role.


The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 27 days (excluding bank holidays) plus Christmas closure days and leave for volunteering (pro rata for part time staff). There are excellent pension schemes, including employer contributions (Teachers’ Pension Scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme or Nest). Staff also have access to employee assistance programme, free onsite parking, salary sacrifice cycle to work/ bike loan scheme and annual season ticket loan. You will have access to onsite gym at Bromley, discounts in inhouse restaurants and hair and beauty treatments. We are investors in people accredited and committed to professional development of our staff members. 

Recognised nationally in 2021 by the TES, as Overall FE Provider of the Year, FE College of the Year and winning the Contribution to the Local Community award.  

If you have any specific enquires about the role, please email us at

How to apply:

Please apply via our website on the link below. You would need to type the vacancy name on the search bar to view the full vacancy details and apply.

When applying, please state your preferred hours of work.

Applications will be viewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply as soon as you can. Previous applicants need not apply – if applicable.

Closing date: 12th December 2021

As the College supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, all staff will be subject to an ‘Enhanced’ DBS (formerly CRB) check, along with a Children’s Barred List check if in regulated activity. Any offers of appointment may be withdrawn if these checks prove to be unsatisfactory to the College. Self-disclosure will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you fail to make a full disclosure or provide sight of your DBS certificate then your offer of employment is likely to be withdrawn. The College's DBS policy covers the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available upon request.  

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