Study Support Assistant – Higher Education

Paignton, Devon
Pro rata of £15,742 - £16,321
09 Aug 2018
22 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Study Support Assistant – Higher Education BS555


Salary: Pro rata of £15,742 - £16,321

Contract Type: Term Time Only, Negotiable Hours, Fixed Term until 31/07/2019

Location: Paignton, Devon

South Devon College is an outstanding Further and Higher Education college with top success rates, located in Torbay, which is part of the beautiful English Riviera on the South Devon coast. Our state of the art campus offers local access to world-class facilities. We are an ambitious College, ambitious for our learners, our staff and the community we serve. We measure our performance by the success of our learners.

Our fresh vibrant culture provides 12,000 learners each year with a wide provision ranging from Foundation to University Learning, contributing an overall £30 million College expenditure to the local economy.

We are currently recruiting for two Higher Education Study Support Assistants to join our team here at South Devon College. You will be required to provide support to staff and learners in order that all Higher Education students have access to the curriculum, achieve on their programme and fully participate in the life of the College. This post will support the personal and practical care, and academic needs of Higher Education (HE) learners. The support needs of each learner will be detailed on an Individual Learning Support Plan and the role of the Support Assistant is central in supporting the learner to fulfil their needs and outcomes. This post reflects the changes made by the Government in the provision of Practical Support to Higher Education students.

The successful candidate will need to hold GCSE English & Maths qualifications (or equivalent Level 2) or be prepared to undertake qualification(s) within the first year of employment. We are looking for someone who has proven work experience in a learning support and/or coaching role and is willing to undertake further training in personal care.

Benefits as follows: Pro rata of 25 days Holiday, up to 5 College closure days, Paid Bank Holidays, Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, Life Assurance (if member of pension scheme) On Site Nursery (Mama Bears), Nursery Voucher Scheme, Fitness Suite Facilities, Staff Discounts (Inspirations – Hair & Beauty, NUS Student Cards), Corporate Membership with Torbay Leisure Centre and Access to Automotive Department (Small Car Repairs & Pre MOT Testing at low costs) Discounted Stagecoach Bus Pass and many others.

Closing Date: Midnight, Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 29th August 2018

To apply and for a full job description please visit the Jobs page of the South Devon College website.

This College is committed to Safeguarding/Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners, including children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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