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Do you have a passion for supporting learners to achieve their potential? Are you looking for a rewarding and varied role that will make an impact on young people’s lives?

Have you always wanted to live and work within an area of natural beauty and vibrant culture?

We are seeking a highly competent and compassionate Learning Coordinator/Learning Assistant to join our team at our Arts and Media campus.

Key Facts:

Job Title: Learning Support Coordinator/Learning Assistant

Part time Permanent

Coordinator hours: 7.5 hours per week over 4 days for 37 weeks at Support Band D

Learning Assistant hours: 23.5 hours per week at Support Band C for 35 weeks

Total hours per week: 31 hours

Actual Pay: Band D £3,571-£3,829 plus Band C £9,356 up to £10,137

Total Actual Pay: £12,873 up to £13,966 depending on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: 24th May 2022


Job Overview

  • To work cooperatively with Learning Services Staff and Departments to continuously develop and improve support for learners.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

See Job description for full details.

Why Choose Us

Located next to the breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District, Kendal College is an FE College that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our Principal, Kelvin Nash, Kendal 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 are focused 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 recognised and that a healthy work-life balance is maintained.

What We Offer

  • A College that is committed to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability.
  • Collaborative working within our departments and campuses to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop.
  • A College that promotes and supports flexible working
  • On-site canteens with locally sourced ingredients.
  • A Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to support your students.
  • A comprehensive Staff awards, rewards and Wellbeing scheme.

Job Requirements - The Right Candidate will have:

Qualifications – Essential

  • A degree/level 4 qualification equivalent
  • GCSE Maths and English (A to C) or equivalent
  • IT qualification or proven competence


Qualifications – Desirable

  • Teaching Qualification
  • Relevant Level 3 qualification such as NVQ STL (Supporting Teaching & Learning) or qualification in disability and/or learning difficulties
  • (JCQ) recognised access arrangements assessor

Experience – Essential

  • Significant experience of working with individuals with a range of additional needs in an educational setting

Experience – Desirable

  • Experience of provision of one-to-one and group support
  • Experience of working within the vocational area (Creative Arts) relevant to Post 16 provision.

Knowledge/Skills – Essential

  • Good understanding of additional learning needs and current legislation
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with learners that promote learning and independence
  • Knowledge of enabling strategies to support learning and promote independence
  • Excellent IT and organisational skills in terms of tracking and processing data.
  • An ability to complete administrative tasks methodically and accurately under time pressures.
  • Suitable character for working students with additional learning needs and barriers to learning
  • Knowledge of assistive technology to support learning
  • Ability to document learner progress effectively
  • Capacity to work reliably as a team member and to work flexibly according to the needs of learners and the Department

Knowledge/Skills – Desirable

  • Awareness of disability issues and equal opportunities including recent legislation

Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the College is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check