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Learning Support Worker

Department:  LLDD
Salary:  £12.84 per hour
£14.38 per hour inc. hourly holiday pay
Grade:  Standard Hourly Rate
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Variable Hours
Closing Date:  11:59pm on Sunday 01 November 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  RACC080-20

RHACC is a Specialist Designated Institution for Adult Learning, providing a varied course offer to support the lifelong learning goals of adults. With daytime, evening, weekend and residential courses across two main campuses and in outreach venues, RHACC is able to meet a broad range of needs, and creates pathways to work and wellbeing.  

This role will be based in centres in the London Borough of Merton, supporting learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to develop skills to enable them to live full and active lives. The courses will be offered at various locations; current centres include Pollards Hill Library, the Leyton Road Centre and the Jan Malinowski Centre. Subjects include Art and Crafts, basic IT skills, English, Maths, Cooking, Exercise and Drama, with independence and basic skills embedded in all classes. The courses on which we need the support are scheduled across the week. Courses will run term time only across the academic year.  Working patterns will be negotiated with the successful applicant(s), and may include one or more days or perhaps simply one 2.5 hour session per week. This will depend on your skills, interests and background as well as our needs. 

We will assign you to a group of learners depending on your background, experience and qualifications. As part of this role, you will help to prepare resources for the learners and assist the tutor in supporting the learners in the classroom. You will be directed by the class tutor to provide support that enables learners to participate and achieve. 

Team meetings will be held once a term, paid at training rate.  Please indicate on your application which subject area you would prefer to support – this may be more than one area.  Please also indicate your availability.

As you will be supporting learners to develop basic skills, you should have Level 2+ qualifications in Maths and English. 

About the College…..

We welcome over 7000 learners to the college each year.  Our learners reflect our community, coming from all abilities, backgrounds, ages. Our curriculum is equally diverse - we offer over 2000 courses of excellent quality across multiple disciplines. 

We are dedicated to closing the achievement gaps between the most advantaged and disadvantaged adults in our community.  We are proud of our specialist courses which help adults get into university within a year; plus our women-only offering which helps women get back into learning and employment. 

Our college extends over two beautiful campuses in Richmond and Surbiton, with dedicated art and business schools, a 120-seat theatre, offices, classrooms, workshops and kitchens.  As well as a newly created co-working space. We are ambitious for the future of the college. Plans are in place to design and build a new purpose built teaching centre at our Surbiton campus by 2022.   

Our Benefits….

  • Competitive salaries 
  • Excellent contributory pension schemes
  • A commitment to your ongoing learning and professional development.  Including:
    • Fully funded professional development if required for your role (subject to applications)
    • 1 free course per year from our wide ranging curriculum
    • A further 50% discount on any further RHACC courses
  • Holidays which increase with each year of service
  • All staff are able to request flexible working arrangements
  • Progressive family friendly policies 
  • An onsite crèche where you can enjoy staff discounts
  • Desirable locations with very good connections into and out of London
  • Other benefits that we offer:
    • Discounted private healthcare 
    • Eye care vouchers
    • A cycle to work scheme

Further details:    Job Description    
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Please note, all posts at the College are subject to the Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service, with child barred list check. Should the post be involved in regulated activity with vulnerable adults an adult barred list check will also be requested. 

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. 



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