Sessional Learning Support Assistant (Term-Time Only)

East Surrey College
South East
£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

College location: East Surrey College (Redhill) or John Ruskin (Selsdon)

Hourly pay rate: £12.02/hour - Term Time Only (£10.17/hour + £1.56/hour as payment for annual leave) across 34 weeks each Academic year

Hours: Part-time hours across 3-5 days per week and must be available between 8:45am- 5:00pm

We are currently seeking to appoint a number of Sessional Learning Support Assistants to assist and support our Curriculum staff in a number of different departments across the College.

As a Learning Support Assistant you will help the College to provide a quality learning environment with the ultimate aim of raising levels of attainment. The role will involve working with learners with a variety of support needs, including those with emotional and behavioural needs, learning difficulties and those who have disengaged from mainstream education.

This rewarding role will suit dedicated and self-motivated individuals, who really want to make a difference. You will provide support to students across a broad spectrum of curriculum subject areas, including and not limited to; Art, Design and Media, Business & Professional Studies, Technology, Supported Learning, Service Industries such as Hair & Beauty, Sports, Science. Industry experience in any of these areas would be an advantage.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be qualified to at least level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Have competent IT Skills and the ability to use Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience of supporting students in a College or School environment

Ideally candidates will hold a qualification in providing learning support or will be willing to obtain this qualification.

Please note that if you are successful in your application you will join our Sessional “bank” of staff. Once on our bank of staff you will be allocated hours as and when they are available. We are looking for individuals who are able to commit to ideally at least three days a week. Normal College working hours are 08.45-17.00 but end times can be flexible depending on student timetables.

If this sounds like you and you will enjoy working in a forward thinking, friendly, fast paced, changing environment with state of the art facilities, we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a competitive salary, as well as staff benefits such as an excellent pension scheme, life assurance, free onsite parking and access to our fully equipped gym along with discounted in house Spa and Salon treatments.

Orbital South Colleges Group are committed to Equal Opportunities, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population. We are also committed to PREVENT and Safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Both College Campus’ are smoke-free zones.

As part of our pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS, references will be taken and evidence of all qualifications and awards will also be required before commencement of employment. Failure to do so may lead to offers being withdrawn.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits, and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Job Type: Part-time


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Redhill: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Special education: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: One location

Reference ID: ESC/JRC