Teaching Assistant

We have a great opportunity based at our Bedford campus for a Teaching Assistant to become a key member of our Additional Support department.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students through:

  • Providing support to students with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) accessing vocational and academic courses across the college from level one to level three.
  • Work under the direction of the Additional Learning Support Team Leader and class teacher to implement strategies in line with students’ individual support plan.
  • Being an active member of the Additional Learning Support Team and to support the success of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Our ideal candidates will have experience of providing support to young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in an educational or care setting using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), alongside the following qualifications:

  • Educated to Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Relevant L3 qualification or willingness to work towards

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 (0.82969 FTE) / 37 weeks per year
  • Peoples Pension
  • Free on-site parking during weekdays and weekends (subject to availability)
  • Retail and leisure discounts

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

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