Learning Support Assistant

Job Description

Job location: Huntingdon Centre, North London Centre

Role: Education

Position: Full time

Closes in: 6 days (Wednesday 24 August 2022)

Job details:

The College of Animal Welfare is the UK’s largest veterinary nursing training providers, amongst other programmes. Here at the college, we inspire our students to accomplish their ambitions and reach their full potential to make their dream careers of working with animals and joining a profession, become reality!

The College of Animal Welfare has a history of being a pioneer with a number of unique achievements. Operating from five sites across the country and two satellite centres, we are a college working towards our vision of ‘Providing innovative learning opportunities for the promotion of animal welfare.

Due to the continued success and growth of the College we are seeking additional Learning Support Assistants at our Huntingdon and North London centres.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with learners outside taught sessions to ensure those with additional learning needs have appropriate support to meet their individual needs.  This will carried out both remotely via Teams or in a 1-1 session face to face in centre.  Examples of activities include proof reading academic writing, supporting basic levels of literacy, numeracy and ICT, supporting students with time management and other study skills.

Applicants should be good communicators to be able to support different levels of learners, have good literacy and numeracy skills and be an excellent administrator. A level 2 or 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning would be desirable. Candidates should be keen to motivate learners through to achievement in their chosen profession.

Although the college operates delivery via traditional terms in many of its programmes, learner support is continuous throughout the year.  However, we would consider a traditional full time role or term time plus 10 days.  Our normal working day is 830-430, however flexibility to support students before or after the normal working day are required.  The college offers time off in lieu arrangements to accommodate this.

Why join us?

Due to the nature of the organisation, successful candidates would be joining a company that encourages personal development and nurtures ambition.

You will receive an annual holiday allowance of 25 days per year (with 8 additional days for bank holidays), and the option to ‘buy or sell’ additional holiday and a paid birthday day off! You will also be able to join our Group Pension Scheme and have access to our Employee Assistance Programme. We offer reimbursement of authorised expenses for work-related activities (e.g. train travel/London allowance) and hotel accommodation pre-booked and paid for, when overnight stays may be required.

Other Staff Benefits:

  • Sick pay on an increasing scale up to 12 days per rolling 12 months
  • We offer reimbursement of authorised work-related expenses including professional registration fees.
  • Required travel to Centres (other than your contractual place of work), train travel and hotel accommodation pre-booked and paid for, will be reimbursed.
  • Death in Service equivalent to 4 x your annual salary
  • Jury service – payment for lost days reimbursed
  • London Allowance (North London Centre Only)

For further details including salary and hours or to request an application pack please contact: Rachel Batten, Human Resources Administrator on 01480 422060 or email: jobs@caw.ac.uk.

The College of Animal Welfare is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All successful applicants will undertake a DBS Check.

Download: Job Description

Applications and Enquiries

To apply for any of the vacancies please download the job application form and send it to HR via email or post.

Application form: Electronic version (Word) | Printable version (PDF)

Email: jobs@caw.ac.uk

Post: The College of Animal Wefare, Headland House, Chord Business Park, London Road, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire PE29 2BQ


If you would like an informal chat about working with us, please call HR on 01480 422060.

The College of Animal Welfare is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All successful applicants will undertake a Disclosure DBS Check. The College undertakes not to discriminate unlawfully either directly or indirectly against a job applicant or one of its own employees. The College is committed to equal opportunities: appointments are open to members of the community on an equal basis.

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