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Learning Support Assistants

The Bedford College Group

Location: Bedford
Salary: £19,795.32 pa, pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st November 2022
Closes: 2nd December 2022
Job Ref: TBCG144557

We have a great opportunity based at our Bedford campus for a Learning Support Assistant to become a key member of our Foundation department.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students through:

  • Being responsible for providing support to learners with the learning difficulties and/or disabilities in all aspects of the college curriculum.
  • Providing overall care of the learner and enable him/her to access the college facilities and develop independence within the wider community.
  • Being an active member of the Foundation Team and to assist in the development of individual programmes and the assessment of student progress.

Our ideal candidates will have working knowledge of Learner Support post 16 and experience of providing support to individuals in an educational or care setting, alongside the following qualifications:

  • Qualified to Level 3 or above in a relevant subject. Or to undertake a L3 apprenticeship in a relevant subject to be agreed by line manager.
  • Educated to Level 3 in Maths and English.

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Educational excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.
  • Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Continuous improvement - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.
  • Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.

Further details of the safeguarding requirements and essential criteria for the post can found within the Job Description.

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.  The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

About Us

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Contract Type – Bedford College Professional Services

  • 37 hours per week (0.78484 FTE) / 35 weeks per year
  • Peoples Pension
  • Free on-site parking
  • Retail and leisure discounts

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

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For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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