Job details


Further Education Division

Responsible to

Learning Support Leader


Buxton & Leek College (Leek Campus)


£9.34 per hour

Closing date

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Contract type


Post type

Hourly paid



Please note: applicants already contracted to full-time positions within the University are not permitted to undertake additional contracted hours due to the weekly working time directive.

About the role

We are looking to recruit Education Support Workers to work alongside students to support teaching, learning and assessment.

We’re looking for highly motivated and committed individuals with a passion for education and supporting SEN students to achieve their goals and aspiration. You will work with our existing team of support workers to drive continuous improvement in workshops and the classroom.

Actual hours and days will be described in a ‘Schedule of Work’.

Principal accountabilities

  1. To assist students to meet their transport arrangements, for example to and from taxis and
  2. To co-ordinate the care assessment process for students with additional support needs in any area of the College.
  3. To assist students in the use and care of educational aids and personal equipment provided by the College or outside
  4. To provide assistance for students with learning support needs in the classroom, practical work situations and during examinations where necessary.
  5. To provide assistance to students with additional support needs at break time and lunch time, including organising student supervision during non-taught periods of
  6. To assist in the evacuation of students with additional support needs from the College buildings in an emergency situation in conjunction with other staff
  7. To assist in the social integration and Well Being of
  8. To provide support on college trips and work
  9. To monitor and manage the stock of learning resources, coordinating their preparation and ordering as directed by lecturing
  10. To take a full part in Learning Support Team and Programme Area Support meetings and report back to Education Support Workers and Assistants as
  11. To undertake all tasks in accordance with College Policy and Procedures and appropriate
  12. To comply with the requirements of Health and Safety, other relevant legislation and College documentation.
  13. To understand and comply with the College Equality and Diversity
  14. To undertake any other reasonable duties within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the job.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Desirable Criteria


Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a skilled worker visa. For further information, please visit the skilled worker visa page at

If you wish to discuss your individual Visa arrangements in relation to this role, please contact us at

DBS check

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

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