Learning Support Assistant

Milton Keynes College

  • Up to £24,955 per annum
  • Maidstone / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Learning Support Assistant

Location: HMP Maidstone, 36 County Road, Maidstone ME14 1UZ
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Flexible Working: We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Salary: Up to £24,955 per annum
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To: Education Manager

IN SHORT

Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant to join our Prison Education team at HMP Maidstone. As a successful Learning Support Assistant, you will have experience of working with ESOL learners providing inspirational learning support to small groups of learners and on a 1:1 basis. This will require a holistic approach to highlight specific learning needs and improving learner skills. Your focus will be on ALS, Maths and English, leading to employability outcomes, with effective target setting to meet individual needs.

HMP Maidstone is a foreign national prison which presents its own challenges in education. You will be a passionate, creative, and empathetic towards our learners and be able to offer specialist knowledge and guidance to our learners’ inclusion.

As an Learning Support Assistant, you will be working across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.

MK College will treat all applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability, or any other individual characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from people with backgrounds which are currently under-represented within Milton Keynes College.  All offers made to successful candidates are subject to satisfactory outcomes to a range of pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).   In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions up to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level.

OUR BENEFITS

  • 30 days annual leave, plus additional days leave for UK Bank Holidays (entitlement will be pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Professional development opportunities, including professional qualifications.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) accessible 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • A variety of amazing discounts with NUS Card
  • Employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities

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