Specialist Learning Support Assistant (Neurodiverse)


  • Access to Additional Annual Leave
  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Annual Travel Passes Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


664 Nuthall Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG8 6AQ

Supporting documents

Location: Basford, requirement to work flexibly across other sites

Contract type: Part Time (15hrs), Permanent, Term time only - 38 weeks per year

Your future is here

A place to belong

Being part of Nottingham College means playing a vital part in helping thousands of people reach their potential. Together, we’re making a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here, you’ll work in a vibrant environment, in a rewarding role and for a college that values your contribution. Here, you will belong.

Who we need

Nottingham College are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Specialist Learning Support Assistant to support neuro-diverse learning. Ideally you will have previous experience of working within education and within a successful Additional Learning Support team. Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Act as a non-teaching classroom assistant, to support neuro-diverse students in any location offering Nottingham College courses.
  • Implement learner support plans under the direction of the Additional Support Specialist Lecturer.
  • Liaise and work collaboratively with other departments cross college, including wellbeing and curriculum colleagues.
  • Ensure learners’ needs are met and that support is regularly reviewed, evaluated, tracked and recorded in line with college systems.
  • To help achieve the learning aims of students, by feedback, review, and modification of support plan, and to work towards their independence and self-advocacy skills.

What you’ll bring

You will positively contribute to our learners’ student experience by providing positive bespoke support across the curriculum. Nottingham College is a diverse and inclusive college and we welcome individuals who can embrace our ethos and contribute new ways of thinking to enhance our learners’ experience.

Key skills and experience required include:

  • Knowledge of inclusion/range and implications of disabilities/self-advocacy issues
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment
  • Ability to collaborate with a cross college network learning support and curriculum colleagues to contribute to long term improvements in the quality of learning support.
  •  Ability to deal with people and situations in a patient and objective manner
  • - Confidence in dealing with emergency situations - behaviour/first aid etc
  • Experience of working flexibly within a team

For further details on this post which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact jan.mee@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

Interviews / Assessments are planned for: week commencing 04 March 2024

A place to belong

Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, access to a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued and where you can grow and develop, with a vast range of training and development opportunities available to you to help you progress in your career.

It’s a place where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds, help our students achieve, and together, make a positive difference.

Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that thrives on innovation, creativity, and outstanding outcomes. Our aim is for our workforce to mirror the rich diversity of the individuals and communities we serve, creating an environment where a range of experiences, skills, and viewpoints are valued. Within our inclusive workplace, everyone is given the opportunity to belong. As part of this we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

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