Learning Support Assistants

This role is within the Foundation team that provides support for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities within our specialist discrete provision, housed within the purpose built Stansfeld Building located on our Bedford campus.

It is a vibrant team that supports students within all aspects of their learning in line with their individual support needs.

The role could mean you are shopping within the local community with a student in the morning and then returning to the fully equipped flat support them to prepare a snack, before moving onto a work preparation lesson where you are supporting them to take part in a role play activity as they practice their interview skills.

The role provides variety and the opportunity to meet and work with a fantastic team who place students at the heart of all that they do. If you are interested in supporting students to gain the most from their college experience and wish to contribute to their development as individuals we would love to hear from you!

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Educational excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.
  • Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Continuous improvement - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.
  • Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.

Further details of the safeguarding requirements and essential criteria for the post can found within the Job Description.

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.  The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

About Us

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Contract Type - Bedford College Professional Services

  • 37 hours per week (0.78484 FTE) / 35 weeks per year
  • Peoples Pension
  • Free on-site parking
  • Retail and leisure discounts

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

Supporting Document: 

Learning Support Assistant Feb 2023.docx

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.