Learning Assistant Vacancies

Exeter College are seeking new people to join our expanding team of Learning Assistants

Learning Assistants generally work providing in-class support to students with special educational needs and disabilities across a range of subjects.

We have different contracts available from variable hours to 30 hours per week. Please use the links below to find out more about the job.

If you would like to discuss any of the roles further, please contact Karen Delmége, SEN Manager on 01392 400443 or email karendelmege1@exe-coll.ac.uk

About the roles available

Are you looking for an Apprenticeship in Education with a Level 3 qualification?

Exeter College is looking for staff who want a fresh challenge and to begin a new career in education. At Exeter College, we are passionate about developing our staff – not having previous education experience is not a barrier for us. You just need an interest in working with young people and adult students, and to be passionate about promoting lifelong learning.

The Learning Assistant role involves supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities in class, in a range of subjects from foundation level courses, vocational courses to A Levels. Exeter College is the largest GCSE Maths and English retake centre in the UK, so we are always looking for staff who see the importance of students succeeding in those subjects.

You would be studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools, alongside working as a Learning Assistant. Your working week would be over 5 days from 9.00-4.30pm, with an apprenticeship study day. This would also include studying for a L2 Functional Skills ICT qualification. You will be contracted to work for 38 weeks of the year, leaving the college holidays to pursue your other interests, or meet other commitments. If you are looking for a career in education, then this apprenticeship is perfect for you.

Are you passionate about education and still looking to contribute in a meaningful way?

We are seeking Learning Assistants with experience of life and who can be great role models for our students. Your job will be supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities in class, in a range of subjects from foundation level courses, vocational courses to A Levels. Exeter College is the largest GCSE Maths and English retake centre in the UK, so we are always looking for staff who are confident in those subjects.

We can offer flexible working patterns. We just need you to commit to a minimum of two days a week from 09.00-4.30. You would be contracted to work for 38 weeks of the year, leaving you with the college holidays to pursue your other interests or commitments.

Are you looking to return to work after a break and want an opportunity to retrain as a Learning Assistant?

Exeter College is looking for staff who are returning to work and who want a fresh challenge. Exeter College is passionate about developing our staff, therefore experience of working in education is not required. You just need an interest in working with young people and adult learners, and to be passionate about promoting the benefits of learning.

The Learning Assistant role involves supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities in class, in a range of subjects from foundation level courses, vocational courses to A Levels. Exeter College is the largest GCSE Maths and English retake centre in the UK, so we are always looking for staff who see the need for students to succeed in those subjects.

We can offer flexible working hours with a commitment from you to work a minimum of two days a week from 09.00-4.30. There are also opportunities to work for 5 days a week. You will be contracted to work for 38 weeks of the year, leaving you with the holidays to pursue your other interests, or meet your other commitments. If you are looking for a job that gives you the school holidays, then this is a job that would suit your lifestyle.

Are you committed to the community that you live in and want to make a difference to young people’s lives?

Exeter College is looking for staff who get a sense of achievement from helping young people and adult learners reach their goals in life. We are passionate about developing our staff and previous experience of working in education is not needed. You just need an interest in working with young people and adult learners, and to be passionate about promoting lifelong learning.

The Learning Assistant role involves supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities in class, in a range of subjects from foundation level courses, vocational courses to A Levels. Exeter College is the largest GCSE Maths and English retake centre in the UK, so we are always looking for staff who see the need for students to succeed in those subjects.

We can offer flexible working hours to fit around your commitments. All we are looking for is staff to commit to a minimum of two days a week from 09.00-4.30. There are also opportunities to work for 5 days a week. You would be contracted to work for 38 weeks of the year, leaving you with the holidays to pursue your other interests, or meet your other commitments. If you are looking for a job that gives you the school holidays, then this is a job that would suit your lifestyle.

If you feel that you are interested in this role but would like to try it out on a voluntary basis for up to six weeks, then this is also possible. You just need to make that clear on the application form, or at interview.

What skills do you need:

  • We are looking for staff with: patience, a good sense of humour, a caring outlook, a willingness to be proactive, and someone who is a good communicator.
  • This role is about unlocking student’s potential and gently pushing them to go the extra mile.
  • You must have a grade C in GCSE Maths and English (or an equivalent qualification).

What we offer:

The support team at Exeter College offers:

  • A 4 week induction programme to help you get used to your new role.
  • An experienced Learning Assistant to act as your mentor.
  • 4 staff development days, with specific training sessions for support staff.
  • Support from a team, who understand what it’s like to join a new organisation.

Exeter College also offers some unique benefits including:

  • Free wellbeing activities such as fitness clubs, pottery, yoga and reading club.
  • The chance to buy a Student Union card, which gives you up to a 40% discount in some retail outlets.
  • A reduced gym membership.
  • Being employed by a Times top 100 employer.

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