Learning Support Assistant – OE & Sport

Windsor Forest Colleges Group
London
£18579 - £19367

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Job Description

We are seeking a talented, highly motivated and dedicated individual to join Berkshire College of Agriculture as a Learning Support Assistant in our Outdoor Education and Sports Department.

About Us

The Windsor Forest Colleges Group (TWFCG) is a leading education provider in the South-East. Our staff work across 4 main campuses at Langley, Windsor, Strodes-Egham and Berkshire College of Agriculture-Maidenhead.  Our teams place the learner at the heart of all we do and in our state-of-the-art learning environments we are proud to deliver education and training to a diverse group of students and businesses each year.

Our mission is to inspire ambition and make a positive difference to lives through learning. We are keen to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about helping us to deliver the highest standards of education and training to local people, communities, and businesses. In return, we offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, where everyone’s skills and ideas are valued and respected.

Learning Support Assistant - Outdoor Education and Sport

(Full-time, Term Time Working, Fixed Term until June 2023)

Salary will be a pro rata of £18,579 - £19,367 per annum for term time working.

This is a great opportunity to offer in-class and, in some instances, out of class support to learners with a range of learning needs. Working alongside specialist tutors and vocational lecturing staff, you will provide an outstanding learning experience for our students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.  

You will have knowledge and awareness of a variety of approaches to supporting learners. Experience of similar work with post-16 learners and/or supporting students with GCSE Maths & English would be useful. You will have a can-do attitude, a positive outlook, be flexible in your approach to working with different students and staff, be willing to give new challenges a go and seek personal development. It would also be preferable if you would also have a background or interest in outdoor and adventurous activities, and or sport.

For further details on this role please refer to the attached job description/person specification.

Our staff benefit from:

  • Excellent work/life balance - Support roles enjoy 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Excellent career progression opportunities for ambitious staff
  • Access to a wide range of subsidised leisure courses
  • Access to excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • Free on-site parking at all sites
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans
  • Family friendly policies to support Work Life Balance
  • NUS cards offering a wide range of discounts
  • On-site Costa and Starbucks
  • Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling and discounted hair and beauty treatments at The Salon at Langley College

To apply please visit our careers page and complete the online application form.

Please ensure you pay particular attention to the supporting statement of the online application form making sure to include details of how you meet each of the essential criteria listed on the person specification.

Please be advised that the vacancy will close on Tuesday 20th December 2022.

\*Applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before this closing date. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.