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Educational Support Assistant

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Are you interested in supporting students within a college setting?

An outstanding sixth form college is looking for an Educational Support Assistant to support students looking ahead to August/September of the new academic year (31st August 2021):

This sixth form college situated in the inner-city area of central Manchester is looking to recruit an Educational Support Assistant (i.e. Teaching Assistant) to start with them as their new college year begins. The successful Support Assistant will be required on a full-time basis for the full academic year with the opportunity to secure a college-based contract after a term (from January 2022) via Teaching Personnel.

The role of the teaching assistant at this mixed sixth form college is to fulfil a fully varied role which will include supporting students in lessons, assisting any students who are identified as having SEN as well as “Pathways” students who study vocational subjects and follow a structured plan to become independent. The successfully appointed teaching assistant will therefore have to be adaptable, confident and motivated to succeed taking on the wide variety of positions.

Key aspects of this teaching assistant role:

  • Full time teaching assistant/ESA required starting as soon as possible for the reminder of the academic year
  • Pay will range between GBP1500 - GBP1550 per month dependent upon hours and experience levels
  • 1-year fixed term contract for the successful teaching assistant progressing onto and earning a college based contract following 1 term successful supply

The college is located in the central Manchester area close to the major bus route. It is therefore easy for any teaching assistants to get to this college utilising the public transport network.

This sixth form are looking ahead to the new academic year and are keen to recruit a confident, motivated teaching assistant that is looking to work in a supportive sixth form college. This role is a great opportunity for a graduate, former teaching assistant or youth worker looking for more responsibility and experience in supporting students. Any cover supervisors or graduates with any relevant or related work experience are encouraged to apply for immediate consideration.

  • Opportunity to secure a longer term contract with the school dependent upon requirement, success and availability
  • Support across a variety of areas including as a teaching assistant and cover supervisor
  • Highly supportive and reputable sixth form college

Teaching Personnel work as a partner of this college and of the trust as a whole, so any applications will be welcomed along with a relevant CV and short covering statement.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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