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We seek highly competent and compassionate Learning Assistants to join our team at either our Arts & Media campus, Westmorland Campus or our Milnthorpe Road Campus.

Key facts

  • Casual hours
    From September 2023.
  • Salary
    £11.47 per hour
  • Closing date
    Sunday, 24th September 2023.

Do you have a passion for supporting learners to achieve their potential? Are you looking for a rewarding and varied role that will impact young people’s lives? Have you always wanted to live and work within an area of natural beauty and vibrant culture?

We are seeking highly competent and compassionate Learning Assistants to join our team at either our Arts & Media campus, Westmorland Campus or our Milnthorpe Road Campus to start in September 2023.

Why choose us?

Set within the Lake District's breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site, Kendal College is an FE college that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our new Principal, the college is embarking on a series of bold steps to grow the college and remain a top-notch education provider for Cumbria and the North West region. Our students focus on their learning, achieve high levels of attainment and consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. The college recognises the wellbeing of its staff as a priority, as well as ensuring that excellent work is appropriately identified and that a healthy work-life balance is maintained.

What we offer

  • A generous holiday entitlement.
  • Seven efficiency days per year (pro rata).
  • Support to help you transition into college life.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities so you can continue to grow and develop.
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals keen to develop and learn.
  • A college that promotes and supports flexible working.
  • Collaborative working within our departments and campuses supports our endeavours to work smarter and effectively balance home and work.
  • On-site canteens with locally sourced ingredients.
  • A cycle-to-work scheme.
  • A comprehensive staff awards, rewards and wellbeing scheme.

What we're looking for


Essential Desirable
Educated to level 3 (A-Level or equivalent) Knowledge of Functional Skills level 2
GCSE Maths and English (A to C) or equivalent Experience of delivering GCSE English & Maths
IT qualification or proven competence


Essential Desirable
Experience of working with 16+ year old learners
Experience of working with individuals with additional needs in an educational or care setting

Knowledge & Skills

Essential Desirable
An understanding of the implications for learning the most common additional support needs, including ASC, Dyslexia and ADHD Knowledge of access technology
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with learners that promote learning Knowledge of the implementation of Education, Health and Care plans
Ability to communicate effectively with learners
Awareness of ways to structure and present information and ideas clearly and effectively to support learning
Ability to provide support that builds on the learner’s experience, learning preferences and levels of independence and encourages learners to work independently where possible
Ability to document learner progress effectively

Applications without the essential requirements will not usually be considered for appointment.

Right to work

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility and a photo ID will be required from candidates at the interview as part of our standard recruitment process.

Safeguarding statement

Kendal 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.