Learning Support Assistant, Staffordshire

Closing date:

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges GroupStaffordshire
Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £17,248 - £19,727 Pro Rata (actual £7,831 - £8,957)
Contract term: Permanent

Learning Support Assistant
Stafford College Site
Job Reference: DEC20197837


Salary:  £17,248 - £19,727 pro rata  (actual £7,831 - £8,957)
21 hours per week, term-time only (36 weeks)
In November 2019 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted’s recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The inspection report praised all areas of the College’s provision and acknowledged NSCG’s ‘positive, stimulating and safe learning environment’, ‘highly motivated staff’, and ‘learners’ exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning’.  It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 500 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.  Our Sixth Form provision has a reputation for high academic achievement and excellence.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified individual with relevant experience to take up the position based at Stafford College.

You will primarily be responsible for the care and education of students with disabilities or learning difficulties.  Working under the direction of the Lead Support Tutor for additional learning support, specific duties include assisting students in their work; preparation of rooms, equipment and materials, tracking learner progress as well as general individual assistance which may include attending to their health, safety, physical and hygiene needs.

For the position, you will be qualified to at least Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy (GCSE equivalent), and will need relevant experience or qualifications in an education or caring capacity, particularly supporting students or young people with learning difficulties and/or other disabilities.  You will also have a good knowledge of safeguarding and equal opportunities.  A level 2 note taking qualification or equivalent as desirable.

You will be a good communicator, enthusiastic and self-motivated with the ability to motivate others along with good organisational skills.  A flexible approach to working hours will also be required to accommodate the needs of learners.

What’s in it for you?

The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
  • Term-time only working

How to apply

To apply for the role of Learning Support Assistant, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.

The closing date for completed applications is 12th December 2019.
Interviews are to be held on 18th December 2019.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.


Local Government Pension Scheme & Term-time only working


More about Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group