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Community Learning Teaching Assistant

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Zero Hours
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/09/2018 23:59
£18,870 - £20,541 (pro-rated to hours)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Education (teaching - not schools based)
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

Under the supervision of the Course Tutor and Community Learning Development Worker, to undertake a range of directed activities to support the educational and developmental needs of learners, to assist tutors in the organisation and maintenance of resources and to contribute to the supervision and support for learners attending Community Learning Courses

The particular duties of the Teaching Assistant will be determined by the Course Tutor and Development Worker and will be arranged to meet the needs of the particular group of learners being supported. This may include working with learners with specific educational needs.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

• To supervise and support learners undertaking tutor designated activities in a group or on an individual basis and to assist their learning and development by:

- Clarifying and explaining instructions.
- Reinforcing relevant aspects of the planned teaching programme, particularly literacy and numeracy.
- Being sensitive to the requirements of individual learners with and encouraging their participation and independence.
- Assisting learners with the appropriate use of materials and resources, including ICT applications.

• To support designated learners some of whom may have additional learning needs through the delivery of appropriate aspects of their Individual Learning Objectives as directed by the Course Tutor.

• To assist the Course Tutor with the monitoring of learners’ progress and the identification and preparation of appropriate materials and resources for teaching or display purposes.

• To contribute to effective team practice by attending and participating, as appropriate training. To assist with the support offered to volunteers.

• To promote and reinforce South Gloucestershire Community Learning policies, practices and procedures, including an awareness of safeguarding, and health and safety responsibilities.

• To act as a role model and support council policies when dealing with learners or visitors to the group.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


A good standard of general education, normally evidenced by 3 or more GCSEs
(Including Mathematics and English) at Grade C or above or other equivalents.

Previous experience of working within an educational setting.

Good interpersonal skills.

Able to work effectively within a team

Willing to undertake further professional development.

Exemplify the Council's values and behaviours.


Basic knowledge of ICT applications and experience of word processing is an advantage

Some vocational training/qualification in relevant area is desirable.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion please contact Jane Thomas or Teresa Howell, Community Learning Team Leaders on 01454 864613 or jane.thomas2@southglos.gov.uk or

DBS: Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.. The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JDEmail sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Salary: Hay 10

Hours: Zero Hour Contract

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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