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Learning Support Assistants

The Bedford College Group

Location: Northampton
Salary: £20.50 to £21.50 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 31st January 2023
Job Ref: TBCG147929

We have a great opportunity based at our Northamptonshire campus for a flexible hourly-paid Learning Support Assistant to become part of our Additional Support department.

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

  • 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/ main college team and to assist in the development of individual programmes and the assessment of student progress.
  • Providing learner support to a group of learners or on a one to one basis within all aspects of the college curriculum
  • Providing the support needs required by the ALS Team Leader, Lecturer and learner

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

  • Level 2 Learner Support Certificate or equivalent or/ willing to work towards
  • Educated to Level 2 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.

What is an Associate?

Associates work on a short term basis as assigned. They teach or provide support services and they work with and are supported by core staff. As an Associate you will be issued with an Associate agreement, under this Agreement period you will be eligible to work on assignments offered to you.  Typically an agreement runs from January to December and may be renewed thereafter.

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

  • Current requirement of 30 hours per week
  • Peoples Pension
  • Free on-site parking during weekdays and weekends (subject to availability)
  • Retail and leisure discounts

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

Attachments: LSA JD 2020 (3).doc

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