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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (LUM471/915)

Luminate Education Group

Location: Leeds
Salary: £23,644 to £24,325 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Job Ref: LUM471/915

About the Role

The School of Events, Enterprise and Employability offers a wide range of study programmes and apprenticeship opportunities to both 16-18 and 19+ learners who are looking to pursue a career in Events, Marketing, Customer Service and Business sustainability. Our course offers range from Level 1, for learners who may be applying to college with limited previous experience of qualifications through to Level 3 Extended programmes of study which enable students to progress to higher education or supervisory positions within industry.

The School of Events, Enterprise and Employability is seeking a higher level teaching assistant to provide classroom support and assist students in accessing the curriculum. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students in a classroom setting, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop positive relationships with students. The role requires someone passionate about student success, with a solid understanding of the education process and government initiatives. The ability to manage classroom behaviour

and promote a safe, inclusive environment is essential. Candidates should be team players, able to work collaboratively with colleagues while demonstrating initiative and time management skills. We seek candidates who are excited to make a difference in our students' lives through individualised instruction, mentoring, and modelling professional standards. If you are committed to helping each student reach their full potential, we encourage you to apply.

What You Will Do

  • Teaching Assistants are appointed to work with students as part of a team under the direction of the line manager and the supervision of a competent or qualified member of staff.
  • To work with other staff to enable students to access the curriculum. 
  • The post holder will also perform other related practical duties to support learning.
  • Post holder can provide short-term cover for whole classes under the direction of a competent or qualified member of staff.

About You

  • Good standard of education particularly literacy and numeracy skills to level  2/GCSE grade a-c In English and Mathematics
  • Completion of  level 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualification or experience or preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector level 3
  • Experience in providing support to students in a classroom environment
  • Experience in supporting and differentiating the relevant aspects of the curriculum for individuals and small groups
  • Experience in developing and  maintaining positive relationships with students
  • Positive behaviour management
  •  Team worker – able to work positively with others as part of the team. 
  • Basic mentoring skills 
  • Time management skills and the need to maximise identified learning by ensuring that educational programmes are maintained at all times in accordance with the class teacher’s direction 

Benefits

There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.

SAFEGUARDING

At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

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