Sessional Learning Support Assistant

Job Type
Job Category
Learning Support Assistant
Employment Basis
Sessional, Full-time, part-time and Sessional (hourly paid) opportunities available, Full-time, part-time opportunities available
Hourly Rate
11.50 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay)

Outstanding Facilities – Outstanding Opportunities

The Orbital South Colleges Group, which consists of East Surrey College (Redhill) and John Ruskin College (Croydon), is committed to achieving excellence for all our students.  Inspirational teaching and the dedication of all our staff supports the continuing growth of our student success. 


We are looking to recruit Learning Support Assistants to provide support to students across a broad spectrum of curriculum subject areas, including; Art, Design and Media, Business and Professional Studies, Technology, Supported Learning, Hair and Beauty and Caring Services.   Learning Support Assistants help the College to provide a quality learning environment with the ultimate aim of raising levels of attainment.


The role will involve working with learners with a variety of support needs, including those with emotional and behavioural needs, learning difficulties and those who have disengaged from mainstream education.


These positions will suit highly motivated and dedicated individuals with experience of supporting students in a college or school environment.  Candidates must have excellent communication skills, will be qualified to at least level 2 in literacy and numeracy and will have a good level of IT skills.  Ideally candidates will hold a qualification in providing learning support or will be willing to obtain this qualification. 


Please note that if you are successful in your application you will join our Sessional “bank” of staff on a flexible, zero hours contract. Once on our bank of staff you will be allocated hours as and when they are available. We are looking for individuals who are able to commit to at least three days a week. Normal College working hours are 08.45-17.00 but end times can be flexible depending on student timetables.  


Orbital South Colleges Group are committed to Equal Opportunities, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.  We are also committed to PREVENT and Safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Both College Campus’ are smoke-free zones. 

As part of our pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS, references will be taken and evidence of all qualifications and awards will also be required before commencement of employment.  Failure to do so may lead to offers being withdrawn.