Learning Support Assistant (Reduced Year, Part-Time) (LUM288/1247)

About the Role

This is a part-time, reduced-year role: 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. 

Leeds City College are recruiting 4 Learning Support Assistants to join our team. This role requires an experienced SEND professional to lead through a matrix management approach across Luminate FE colleges for the placement and support of students with Educational Health Care Plans. This will include physically supporting students within the classroom, helping with personal care, and, at times, pushing a wheelchair. Additionally, you will be an operational main point of contact with local authorities and contribute to positive outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable students.

What You Will Do

  • Provide support within the classroom and off-site visits.
  • Help provide support for students with additional needs ie essential wheelchair user, hearing impairment, visual impairment etc.
  • Involved in planning, preparation and assessment of learning as part of the course team.
  • Providing in-class support to meet needs of students who have high needs.
  • Providing curriculum teachers/assessors and Learning Support team members with verbal and written reports on students who have high needs or SEN.
  • Assisting with emergency evacuation plans and practices, and helping with all emergency evacuations.
  • Keeping accurate and timely records, recording progress and strategies used, as required.

About You

  • Must have English and Mathematics at Level 2 / GCSE grade C/ level 3 or above.
  • Relevant experience, knowledge and understanding of working in the Sector - Personal care, supporting students who use wheelchairs. Relevant qualification in related area.
  • Must be IT literate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with staff/students at all levels in the college.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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