Learning Support Assistant


  • 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


Adams Building
Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NG

664 Nuthall Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG8 6AQ

City Hub
111 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7HB

High Pavement Sixth Form
Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP

Jesse Boot Avenue, Science Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2RU

London Road
London Road, Nottingham, NG2 3DX

Supporting documents

Location: Multiple college campuses available.

Contract type: Various part time opportunities, both fixed term and permanent.

Salary: £22,125 - £22,700 pa -  full time equivalent (pro rata for part time posts) (Band 3)

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

Start by summing up the central point and purpose of the role. Then, using bullet points, list the four or five key challenges, responsibilities and opportunities.

Nottingham College is currently seeking to recruit experienced Learning Support Assistants. We are looking for committed individuals to join our successful Additional Learning Support team. Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide in class support which may include scribing, reading, supporting in exam conditions and re-focussing.
  • Where required to provide personal care which may include eating and drinking, assisting to the toilet, using a hoist and assisting to learners to transport (training will provided for personal care duties).
  • Liaising with other departments cross multi-team support (wellbeing and curriculum colleagues)
  • Update student records and where required log safeguarding concerns

We have the following opportunities available:

22.5 hours per week, term time only over 40 weeks per year (fixed term until 05 July 2024) (SPT215)

21.5 hours per week, term time only over 40 weeks per year (fixed term until 05 July 2024) (new post, combined hours from SPT215 & SPT228)

24 hours per week, term time only over 37 weeks (permanent) (SPT222)

22 hrs per week, term time only over 37 weeks (permanent) (SPT284)

29.5 hours per week, term time only over 37 weeks (permanent) (SPT265)

33.5 hours per week, term time only over 37 weeks (permanent) (SPT246)

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. This role would include working with learners who have a wide range of needs, both educational and physical, so experience is preferred, but not essential.

Key skills and experience required include:

  • Working with a range of learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
  • Providing support to learners with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • 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
  • 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 Margaret.clark@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk or Claire.mason@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.