Learning Support Assistant Team Leader

We are outstanding, you can be too.

Due to growth in learner numbers and an increase in staff Portland College are recruiting for 2 full time LSA Team Leaders. The roles will be part of a team of 5 LSA Team Leaders.

We are looking for team leaders that are passionate about improving staff performance through coaching and mentoring.

You will be able to build effective working relationships with your teams and colleagues across the College. LSA Team Leaders line manage Learning Support Assistants and work with them to improve their confidence, skills and practice delivering high standards of learning support.

As an LSA Team Leader you will be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills. A background in learning support is not essential. You will be provided with high quality training and personal development opportunities.

Experience of line management and a proven track record of developing staff to achieve objectives and improve standards are essential.

A typical day in your role will involve deployment of staff to ensure effective support for learners, undertaking quality assurance activities, providing feedback and coaching and mentoring to improve learning support.

You can see more about what we do at Portland Charity by looking at the Who We Are and Choose Your Future pages on our website https://www.portland.ac.uk/

Working at Portland Charity

At Portland Charity our learners, citizens and staff are at the heart of what we do, we are passionate about our vision that all people with disabilities will have a lifetime of opportunity and you could help us to achieve that. Our priority for staff is to create an outstanding place to work where the rewards of a job well done can be seen in the faces of our learners and citizens.

There are lots of great benefits to working at Portland Charity

  • a rewarding career and working towards positive outcomes for our learners and citizens
  • enhanced holidays of 33 days per year when you join us (pro rata) and you are able to buy up to 10 additional days of holiday
  • you are eligible for a Blue Light Card with access to lots of great discounts
  • free and confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • free parking on site and access to a subsidised canteen with a variety of meal options
  • everyone has an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills on the job through training, mentoring and qualifications.

We are committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections the community.

Qualifications needed:

You should hold or be willing to work towards the following qualifications in a required timescale, Level 3 qualification in learning and support, Level 2 maths and English functional skills or GCSE grade C/4 and or a Level 3 Coach Mentor Qualification.

Working Hours

Normal working hours for the role of LSA Team Leader are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Completing your application:

There are some other important things you need to know before you apply to work with us at Portland Charity.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, an overseas check where applicable and provide proof of right to work in the UK. 

Please note – We need you to complete an application form to fulfil our Safer Recruitment responsibilities but you can submit a CV and we will consider it alongside your application form.

In order to apply for this role, you will need to create a profile on our online recruitment portal, Face-Ed.

Please click on the “apply” button and this will take you to the link to create a profile.

You will need to ensure you complete ALL sections of your profile before you can submit your application.

If you have any questions or need some help when completing your application you can contact work@portland.ac.uk or call the Recruitment team on 01623 499111, extension 428 or 283 and we will be happy to help.

Many of our staff have a disability and we’re proud to hold Disability Confident and Mindful Employer status which recognises our positive approach to physical and mental health and wellbeing at work. If you would like to speak with us before completing an application you can contact our Recruitment team on 01623 499 111 or via email at work@portland.ac.uk who will be happy to support you with your application or answer any questions.





Closing Date:

37.5 hours per week

£25,159.00 per annum

25th February 2024

Job Specific Documents:

Below are links to all the documents you will need, including the online application form.

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