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Learning Support Assistant

Derby College Group

Location: Derby
Salary: £22,438 pa, pro rata, actual salary £18,788
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th June 2024
Closes: 25th June 2024

Specific Hours: Up to 37 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

Interview Date: Tuesday 9th July

Derby College Group (DCG) are recruiting for full-time and part-time Learning Support Assistants to join our Student Experience and Pastoral team. If you’re positive, motivated, ready to learn new skills and be a role model we'd love to hear from you!

Our students are at the heart of our person-centred approach, and we support all our 120+ learning support staff to develop and embed outstanding skills and knowledge. We offer a huge range of support to students across our college on all college sites.

About you

We value the ability to build good working relationships, the ability to foster confidence and a ‘can do’ attitudes and challenge the 3000 students we support to strive for excellence. We also value practical problem solving and using your initiative in trying to make our students world a little better every day. You will be keen to work with students supporting them to access all elements of the curriculum.

The Benefits

  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.5% employer contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors – free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities

If you’d like to come and take a look at where you might be working, reach out to sophie.sanderson@derby-college.ac.uk and we will arrange for you to have a tour of any of our fantastic campuses.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at hrrecruitment@derby-college.ac.uk.

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Please note that unfortunately, this role is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK but would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route. Please consult the Home Office website for further information.

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