Job number


Working pattern

Part Time


£8.61 per hour plus £1.46 holiday pay

Closing date for applications

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a (Bank) SEND LSA to join our Learning Development department.

This role is for variable hours and will chance on a daily basis.

The purpose of the role is to provide a high level of classroom support to enable Lecturers in the SEND department can focus on their teaching role   

The successful applicant must have:

  • An awareness of disabilities and of SEND reforms
  • An understanding of behaviour management strategies
  • Evidence of specialism within LLDD area
  • Excellent interpersonal / communication and written skills
  • Level 2 Literacy / numeracy
  • A Learning Support Qualification
  • The ability to supervise students effectively both in college and out of college in line with the behaviour policy
  • The ability to work in partnership with parents/carers and teachers
  • A minimum of two years’ experience of working with young people in educational, youth work or similar  OR  Supporting young people in secondary schools or Further Education 

The roles main duties include: 

  • To complement the professional work of the teaching staff by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under the direction of a teacher, including assisting students with additional needs to have full access to the LLDD facilities such as sensory room, adapted kitchen, sports hall, refectory etc.
  • To assist with preparation of learning support documentation, and resources in accordance with lesson plans and in response to learner need and support with routine administrative tasks
  • Providing verbal and written feedback on lesson content (under direction of the teacher), learning activities and students behaviour
  • Awareness of and support difference and ensure all students with additional needs have equal and full access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Supporting the role of parents/carers in students learning and contribute informally to meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on students’ progress, maintaining sensitivity and confidentiality at all times
  • With the support of a teacher, evaluate students’ progress through a range of assessment activities
  • Supporting the teaching staff by contributing to SEND paperwork e.g.  completing LSA support plans, contributing to Transition Plans and ILPs where applicable
  • Following up student absences under direction of teaching staff e.g. phoning home etc.
  • Carrying out the duties of a LSA, supporting learners on individual/small group programmes agreed with the Curriculum Manager
  • Supporting learners with physical/learning difficulties.
  • Attending curriculum/LSA meetings
  • Operating flexibly, recognising the requirements of the learner and the requirements of classes/timetables

What we can offer you in return:

  • A generous pension contribution
  • A continued professional development programme
  • An extensive employee discount package
  • Generous holiday entitlement which includes five additional college closure days
  • For 2020 an additional four college closure days over the Easter period

The closing date for all applications will be Tuesday 01 October 2019

Download the Job Description and Person Specification here.

Download the Application Form here.

Download the Guidance Notes for the Application Form here.

Download the Policy Statement for Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here.

Download the Privacy Notice here. 



Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we will only be able to contact candidates who have been selected for interview.

For a full application pack please e-mail:

Please note that we do not accept CV’s by way of application or online application via other websites, you must complete a Grantham College application form.

All employment offers are subject to a self-funded (£44) satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.