Learning Support Assistant

Area: Cambridge
Contract: Part-time 3 days, Mon-Wed 8:30am to 5pm
Salary: £18-21K Pro rata over 3 days – Mon-Wed 8:30am to 5pm

Job Purpose

To assist in the promotion and development of inclusive learning and teaching throughout the centre. To support the centre in the teaching and learning of individual and key groups of learners and to carry out any administrative duties in-line with the role.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist teachers in the planning & delivery of lessons, providing support to individual and small groups of learners.
  • Assist in the delivery of individual work placement programmes for specific learners.
  • Use routine supervision and care skills to support learners, including those who have physical, emotional or educational needs and offer continual IAG and career support
  • Help create and maintain an effective and exciting environment of learning
    To assist learners who require work to be scribed and to act as a reader
  • Keep the centre staff informed about the progress and needs of learners supported.
  • Liaise with parents and external agencies as required.
    To lead on the provision of pastoral care for learners and staff within the centre
  • Work as part of a team to ensure that the well being, behaviour and personal development of learners enhances learning opportunities and life skills.
    Comply with Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Prevent and Safeguarding policies and practices and uphold equal opportunities and all other TCHC policies and procedures
  • Understand and apply all TCHC policies.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Any other duties that teachers or other members of staff may, from time to time, ask the post holder to perform.
  • Provide administrative support to the centre staff.
  • Act as cover supervisor to cover staff absence as required.
  • Participate and accompany learners off‐site.
  • Maintain confidentiality inside and outside the centre.

Person Specification


No specific qualification is required, other than a good standard of general education.

  Essential Desirable
Qualifications and Training    
Information, Advice & Guidance Level 3   x
Teaching Qualification Level 3   x
Mentoring Qualification Level 3   x
Able to motivate learners to learn. x  
Able to prepare differentiation resources for teaching and learning activities x  
Able to effectively manage learners’ behaviour in a positive manner with consistent clear boundaries x  
Able to contribute to curriculum delivery and classroom planning x  
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – able to talk effectively to learners, parents and external professionals as required x  
Organised administrative skills x  
High level of written and oral communication skills x  
Confident in use of ICT x  
Personal Attributes    
Good pastoral skills, with a calm and caring approach x  
Effective team member x  
Flexible approach and an ability to respond to changes in circumstances ‐ the ability to think on your feet! x  
A commitment to work together with all stakeholders including the wider community x  
Evidence of being in a learning support role in a similar setting supporting young NEETs x  
Experience of supporting on a 1:1 basis and small groups x  
Experience of working with learners with special needs and other key groups of learners (eg, LAC, YOS, SEN) x  

Enhanced DBS checks will be a requirement for this position.

How to Apply

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to TCHC, Gresham House, 53 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1LA quoting which position you are applying for.