Learning Support Assistant - term time only

Together Trust
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£16,969.65 (actual salary)
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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The role of a Learning Support Assistant is to provide support for students in their learning which includes their extended curriculum, external placements and visits, 1-1 and small group sessions – under direction of a session leader. You will also support students with the full range of communication systems, eating and drinking, personal care, mobility, medication and therapy subject to supervision and training.

Bridge College is the Together Trust’s specialist education college for students aged 16 to 25 years with disabilities, complex needs and autism. Bridge College promotes a multidisciplinary approach to learning and has expertise in supporting students with a wide range of needs.

Hours - 34.5 hours per week worked over 39 weeks per year (term time role)

Starting salary - £16,969.65 (salary already pro-rated to working weeks worked).  The hourly rate for this role is £10.91 (Real Living Wage).  The full time equivalent is £21,283.00 per annum.

Location - Bridge College, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2GR - A Together Trust service

Are you passionate about equity, fairness, and everyone having the right to a happy, fulfilled life?  Do you want your employer to support your wellbeing and ambitions to progress your career and development?

We offer a comprehensive range of continuing professional development opportunities to support personal and career development and you will also be joining a great team of likeminded people with the students at the heart of what they do.

Key tasks within this role are:

  • To provide support and guidance to the young people by removing barriers to their learning as well as supporting and facilitating changes and transitions along the journey of excellence.
  • Contributing to all relevant aspects of planning, recording and evidencing progression in individual learning plans.
  • Be an active participant in supporting the timetable in all it’s different contexts - assisting and supporting students within learning environments including swimming and hydrotherapy in the College’s purpose-built pool and other therapy and/or leisure facilities and on residential courses.
  • Maintaining records using Databridge and other college information and recording systems.
  • Complete assessments and records of students’ progress and achievement.
  • Contribute to planning and review processes including writing reports as required.
  • Liaising with families, carers and others as necessary and with regard for the confidentiality required by the college and the Together Trust.
  • Driving groups of students and staff when required and as appropriate using college and/or own vehicles.

What can you bring to our students….?

Do you have:

  • A good general education and good written English.
  • Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Experience of working with people who have learning disabilities and/or complex physical needs and/or autism.
  • Good communication skills and thrive being part of a team.
  • Experience of PROACT SCI Pror Positive Behaviour Management.
  • Ability to drive.

We are seeking someone with knowledge of the needs of students with learning difficulties and complex needs and how these can be addressed.

Can you support our students in obtaining their potential by demonstrating a commitment to achievement and an understanding of working with the needs of students with learning difficulties?

Why work for us?

- You will be joining a great team of like-minded people.

- Flexible working encouraged.

- 27 days annual leave rising to 30 after 5 years and 33 after 10 years plus bank holidays.

- Pension scheme.

- Occupational sick pay and family friendly policies including enhanced maternity.

- Comprehensive training and continuing development opportunities.

- Mental Health First Aiders offering support from trained colleagues, and free mental health support through our employee assistance provider Lifeworks.

- Plus many more benefits which can be found in our Job Pack.

Visit our website - https://www.togethertrust.org.uk/join-us to discover more about Bridge College and the Together Trust.

Take a look at our short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECkSkJV6Qeg

We're a Real Living Wage employer - Together Trust has committed to paying all staff a significantly higher wage than the government minimum. By officially registering as a Living Wage employer, we are showing our commitment to our employees, now and in the future.

If you think you might have the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, please apply now or get in touch at [email protected].

For recruitment purposes the job description states the role name as Support Worker.

We may remove this vacancy prior to the expiry date if suitable candidates are found therefore early applications are encouraged.  We have more than one role to fill!

We welcome applications from those with a right to work in the UK. We do not currently sponsor overseas staff.

The Together Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding checks will be undertaken for the successful candidate in line with our safer recruitment policy, including an Enhanced DBS check (at no cost to yourself).

This role will involve regulated activity.


At the Together Trust, our vision is a society where people thrive because they are valued within their communities. Yet the road ahead for millions of people lies tangled and difficult to climb. But they’re not alone.

For over 150 years, we’ve been championing and caring for people with disabilities, autism and complex health needs, as well as providing life-changing support for care-experienced people. 

Today we’re one of the North West’s leading disability charities. We help children, adults, parents and carers, delivering individual care, support and education to thousands of people each year.

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