Role: Teaching Assistants/Learning Facilitators

Duration: Permanent, full-time, term-time only (39 weeks per year).

Salary: Between £18,924.97 and £19,938.94 per annum (FTE £23,853 to £25,131).

Closing date: 24/06/2024

The Post

The College is seeking to appoint enthusiastic and hardworking Teaching Assistants / Learning Facilitators to join the College’s Learning Support Department. The successful applicants will be required to work with staff and students on a variety of college courses to support student learning, as well as on a one-to-one or small group basis.

There are 3 posts available from 1 September 2024: all on a permanent, full-time, term-time only basis (39 weeks per year). The hours of work for all posts are 8.45am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday, with a 45-minute unpaid lunch break each day (79.34%).

Previous experience of working with teenagers is desirable, but not essential. The post holders will spend a significant amount of the working day interacting with students, including covering lessons, so the ability to feel confident in the presence of and communicating with young adults is essential. The roles require an appreciation of working within an educational context supporting learning.

The post holders will be required to work with students with mild to complex learning needs. Whilst experience in this area is desirable, a basic appreciation is essential. The posts require commitment and flexibility in the approach to work, with the ability to remain calm at all times. You will be required to attend our 3 Open Evenings in the autumn term for which time off in lieu will be given.

For those with additional qualifications there is a possibility of becoming a Specialist Learning Facilitator. You will undertake specialist work supporting students with SEND and EHCPs etc. You will act as a mentor and critical friend to other Learning Facilitators, ensuring that they are able to meet the demands of their role. The Specialist Learning Facilitators are paid on a higher point on the scale (see salary details below).

The Department

The Department is housed in the Priory Building in a purpose-built centre that includes quiet working areas, desktop computers and one-to-one spaces. The Department has access to mobile learning devices and specialist software to further enhance learning.

The Department is a large and friendly team who work in a co-operative and flexible manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials.

Salary

Learning Facilitators’ salary is from £18,924.97 to £19,797.40 per annum (FTE £23,853 to £24,940).

Specialist Learning Facilitators’ salary is from £19,431.16 to £19,938.94 per annum (FTE £24,491 to £25,131).

Applying

Applicants are asked to complete and return the Support Staff application form to the Personnel Department by email to jobs@reigate.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 24 June 2024.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

  • Any experience you have of working as a Learning Facilitator/Teaching Assistant
  • The subject areas you have experience working in or would feel confident work in
  • Any experience you have working with young people with learning needs
  • Any experience you have of working with young adults
  • Any experience you have of working as part of a team
  • Any other relevant experience relating to the post

Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. The college will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates in accordance with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 guidance.

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