Specialist Learning Support Assistant (Part-time)

22.2 hours

Term Time 40 weeks per year

Castleford Campus

If you want to make a difference and are looking for a fulfilling career and role, we are looking for a Specialist Learning Support Assistant with drive and enthusiasm who have direct experience of working with and motivating students.

If you would like to work in an educational setting and you are caring, patient and student-centred, then supporting our students with learning difficulties and / or disabilities may be the post for you. You must have a flexible approach to working hours and a willingness to travel between our campus sites.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of working with students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • A minimum of GCSE A*- C / 9 - 4 in Maths and English, or equivalent for example -Functional Skills Level 2
  • An awareness of the 2014 SEND reforms (Special Educational Needs and -Disabilities)
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to all tasks undertaken
  • Word processing / ECDL / CLAIT or equivalent qualification and / or equivalent experience

We offer a range of benefits, and you will be joining a dedicated team of professionals within the Additional Learning Support area. This is also an ideal role if you have thought about stepping into teaching and would like to support students with their studies.

See what we have to offer and come and join us. You won’t be disappointed.

Benefits include:

  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities
  • Good Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Metro Card Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Reduced price personal gym membership
  • A wide range of high street discounts (retail, supermarkets and restaurants)
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards

Interview date: 26 June 2024

For further details, please refer to the job description and person specification.


The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal record check from the country/countries you have worked/resided in if you are the preferred candidate for the post. Further details of how to obtain the additional check is here: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk )

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.