Learning Support Assistant (Pathways)

USP College, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC0-210 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: TE £20,782 (Actual salary will be pro rata
Position Start Date: 20/01/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Job Details
Salary: £20,782
Pro-Rata: £13,781.25
Location: Palmers Campus
Our historic Palmer's Campus in Grays, Essex
Hours: 29.95 hours per week, 36 weeks of the year

Contract Type: Permanent

Reference: SR1494/SR1495

Closing Date: 20/11/2023

As a college, our strategy is Career-Focused Learning and ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do.

Are you looking to find a career in education in a forward thinking, employment sector focused college with state of the art immersive, supportive and creative learning environments? This is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and established learning support department as a Learning Support Assistant (LSA), in the classroom. Within this role you will have the chance to work with experienced, innovative and inspiring teachers and learning support staff in a range of curriculum areas; giving you an insight into the rewarding career of working with young people at a critical time in their career focused development. In the role you can make a key difference to the outcomes of young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Applicants must have an empathetic approach and be able to work flexibly. You will be a good communicator, confident in supporting students to attain their learning outcomes and with the ability to develop a professional rapport with young people between 16-24 years. You will have good academic credentials and be able to support learners from foundation level to adult access students. The role is developmental and the successful candidate will be offered regular professional development to extend your skills and knowledge.

We look forward to meeting you as an enthusiastic individual who can make a real difference to the teaching and learning experience provided at USP College. You could be part of our USP team delivering a supportive, immersive and creative learning environment. Share with us your drive, ability and desire to motivate students to achieve the highest possible learning outcomes is essential. Make an application today.


USP College is a multi-campus college, our strategy is to create a Career Focused, Digital Learning environment, ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do. Providing a high achieving, focused learning environment allowing our students to achieve the grades they need for higher education or the skills and aptitude required to secure a suitable role in their chosen career. Our college is set in the leafy suburbs of Essex, with easy access to surrounding areas and amenities, we are based in a well-connectedlocation both by road and public transport.


  • A college environment fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability.
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop through formal and informal training development opportunities.
  • Well-being days & activities
  • A successful NQT support program.
  • Free onsite parking at all campuses.
  • Onsite canteen & coffee shop.
  • A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership (at Palmer's Campus)


  • Educated to level 4 (GCSE)
  • Previous experience working in education would be an advantage but not essential


  • A passion for working with young people to support them in their college journey
  • High standards of communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work as a team
  • A strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work towards deadlines
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students

This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 andthe amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.Self-declaration is subject to Ministry of Justice guidance on the disclosure of criminal records, further information can be found onGOV UK

USP College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, we therefore expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, and any other checks that the role requires to ascertain suitability for working with children and/or vulnerable adults, which may include online searches.

We will hold and process any personal data, including sensitive (special category) personal data, relating to you in accordance with our legal obligations, in the manner set out in the Privacy Notice for staff and in accordance with our Data Protection Policy, which is set out on the College's website, foundhere. You should familiarise yourself with our Data Protection Policy (and all other subsidiary policies to it) and comply with them at all times. Neither the Privacy Notice for Staff nor those policies form a part of your contract of employment.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Millie Ray
Runnymede Chase, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 1TW
Telephone: 01268 756111
Email: recruitment@uspcollege.ac.uk

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