Adult Learning Support Assistant

Specific Hours: 22 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

Interview Date: Friday 28th June

Are you passionate about supporting adult learners? DCG are recruiting a forward-thinking team member to join its Learning Support team. This exciting part-time opportunity will see you join an expanding department working with adult learners’ who have a range of Inclusion needs. Our students are at the heart of our person-centred approach, and we support all our 120+ learning support staff to develop and embed outstanding skills and knowledge. We offer a huge range of support to students across our college on all college sites.

The Opportunity

This is a varied and rewarding role, passion around equity, initiative and accuracy are essential. This role will involve being flexible to work cross college sites on a flexible support timetable. As a Basic Skills Learning Support Assistant (LSA), you will be supporting the Adult cohort of 19+ learners, working towards qualifications ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. As an LSA, you will be expected to assist with shared group support, 1:1 individual support, In-class support and out-of-class support, as well as:

  • Support planning with adult learners to enable them to be the best they can
  • Providing face to face support across college sites
  • Management of data and creating support evidence to support audit and impact tracking

About you

We value the ability to build good working relationships, the ability to foster confidence and a ‘can do’ attitudes and challenge the 3000 students we support to strive for excellence. We also value practical problem solving and using your initiative in trying to make our students world a little better every day. You will be keen to work with students supporting them to access all elements of the curriculum.

The Benefits

  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.5% employer contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors - free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities

If you’d like to come and take a look at where you might be working, reach out to sophie.sanderson@derby-college.ac.uk and we will arrange for you to have a tour of any of our fantastic campuses.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at hrrecruitment@derby-college.ac.uk.

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Please note that unfortunately, this role is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK but would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route. Please consult the Home Office website for further information.

Job Description

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