Learning Support Assistant

SGS Berkeley Green UTC

Discover the benefits of joining SGS Academy Trust

Join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust and be part of educating the workforce of the future, whilst receiving training and development to support your transition into an exciting new career.

We’re really keen to hear from enthusiastic, committed potential employees of the future. For our part, we will provide you with a rewarding career and the development and support you need to make this transition successful.

You will become part of the SGS family, which includes other schools within the Trust and SGS College.

Many valuable staff benefits. Including:

  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted shopping benefits
  • Excellent Pension Schemes: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Corporate staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for academic staff
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources via SGS College’s occupational health portal.

What support is available to me?

You will be invited to attend our comprehensive induction programme and get up to date with all statutory and mandatory training. You will be entitled to a selection of training and development opportunities to support your professional and personal development.

Join our SEND team and make a real difference to the young people of Gloucestershire.

Salary: SGSAT Pay Scale up to £23,130 FTE

Contract Term: Permanent: Full-time, term-time only (39 weeks). We would consider part-time for the right candidate.

This is a role which involves working very closely with GCSE and A Level students aged 14-19, individually and in groups, to enable them to take the fullest advantage of all that takes place at the UTC. You will take a proactive role in ensuring that students have full access to the curriculum and their examinations, working closely with teachers and other supporting professionals to identify and meet student needs. You will be somebody who is able to build positive relationships with young people while maintaining firm boundaries so that alongside their academic development, they are well-prepared for life beyond the UTC.  You will help our students to work well as part of a team, with mutual respect; to understand their own rights and work for the rights of others, and to build the skills necessary for independent study.

The role of LSA can be challenging but incredibly rewarding so this position will suit somebody with a cheerful outlook, personal resilience and excellent communication skills. You would be part of a small but experienced and supportive SEND team. We welcome applications from candidates with any level of experience.

Berkeley Green UTC opened in September 2017 with outstanding facilities, in a state-of-the-art building. We provide specialist, high quality technical and academic education for 14-19 students with a strong interest in Engineering and Digital Technologies including Cyber Security. Although we are a specialist centre, English and Maths are very much the foundations on which all else rests. Developing learners who are confident, fluent and creative is a priority for us. Have a read of our Ofsted report to find out why we are such a good place to work.

Why choose Berkeley Green UTC? You will become an integral part of a supportive and passionate team of teaching, support and admin colleagues at the UTC with a commitment to professional development.

Closing Date: 26th February 2024

Interviews: w/c 4th March 2024

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory Disclosure Certificate, Enhanced with Children’s Barred list check, as a requirement of the job.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

SGS Berkeley Green UTC Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park Berkeley GL13 9PA


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Date Posted: 06/02/2024

Deadline for applications: 26/02/2024

Start date: 01/09/2024

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