Learning Support Worker (with additional responsibility allowance)

Salary:  £19,261 pro rata, per annum

Level of RA- A2 (£1000) 

Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only (38 weeks), 3 days a week, 9-4pm with ½ hour for lunch.  Occasional meetings and training between 4 – 5pm.  More hours may be available if required, and we are happy to discuss at interview.

Required: Immediate Start Available


Cirencester College are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Learning Support Worker to join our friendly, supportive team. As a member of the support staff, you would play a pivotal role in supporting our learners to achieve during their academic studies. This could be in a range of classes from Functional Skills to A Levels, working on a 1:1 basis or in small groups.

The ideal candidate will be flexible, reliable, have great communication skills and excellent team working skills. This is an exciting opportunity for a person keen to gain some experience of working with a range of students within a growing educational establishment.

This particular vacancy has an added responsibility allowance of £1000.  We are looking for candidates that are willing to be trained and offer support to students with personal and intimate care requirements, as appropriate. Depending on the needs of the assigned students, this could include providing intimate/personal care, lifting/handling and use of equipment such as a hoist.

The successful candidates will receive appropriate training from the Occupational Therapy Specialist where appropriate, and any other specialist health services working with the students.

All staff must understand that the delivery of personal and intimate support requires a professional and sensitive approach in order to preserve the dignity of learners and to safeguard their wellbeing at all times.

We will provide a supportive induction and training package, as well as hands on experience shadowing members of the current team.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a good level of general education, including GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 / C or above, and who would be confident supporting in both areas.
  • We would be particularly interested in hearing from applicants that have experience of Biology / Science A level
  • Has a positive interest in working with young people and are happy to supervise small study groups and workshops.
  • Has the ability to work calmly.
  • Is efficient at record keeping, including taking notes during classes.
  • Efficient user of computer systems, including Teams and Outlook.

Closing Date: 5th December 2022, noon.

PLEASE APPLY NOW – this position will close once sufficient applications are received.

We regret that due to the large number of applications we receive we are only able to contact those candidates to be interviewed.

Benefits include: LGPS defined benefit pension scheme (including life assurance), sick pay scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, free on-site car parking, on-site fitness suite, Refectory and Cycle to Work Scheme.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Cirencester College welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.