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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time

Waterfront UTC, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-4003-83S
  • Posted:19/05/2022
  • Pay:NJC Grade D2 Points 4 - 11 (£19,264 - £22,129 FTE)
  • Start Date:01 September 2022
  • App Close Date:27/05/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Waterfront UTC is seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant for 32.5 hours per week, working Monday – Friday 08:30 – 15:30, Term Time Only, who is keen to support the education and development of young people in a variety of settings within the school.  The successful candidate will be based within the Learning Support Department and will be patient, consistent, determined, hard-working and interested in helping young people to succeed.

This post comes with a Golden Hello - £500 on joining the Academy in September, £500 after your successful 6 month probation period and then a further £500 in September 2023 after committing to a second year in the Academy.

The UTC originally opened in September 2015 as ‘Medway UTC’ but, since working with The Howard Academy Trust, the school has recently been re-launched as a fresh start school - ‘Waterfront UTC’ to continue its ongoing development which is proving to be very successful. Through employer partnerships, Waterfront UTC is a school that offers each student the opportunity of clear employment routes, whilst providing a strong traditional education. At Waterfront UTC, students are developed to be employable young professionals.

If you believe you have the required skills and experience to be part of the team we want to hear from you.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will be requested prior to interview for those candidates short-listed. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust 

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer: 

  • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • Free Health Checks
  • Access EarlyPay
  • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
  • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
  • Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
  • Wellbeing afternoons
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  Interview dates to be confirmed.  If you wish to discuss this vacancy further please contact Sharon Teachen, HR Manager on 01634 265771 or email (hr@thatrust.org.uk).

The closing date is midday on Friday, 27 May 2022.  To apply please send the completed application pack to hr@thatrust.org.uk.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.  We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included. Applications for flexible working are also welcomed.

Do you want to come and work for a dynamic innovative team?  Could this be the role for you?

Information about the school

Waterfront UTC is the provider of an exciting blend of education specialising in the Engineering & Construction industries and is supported by an extensive network of employer organisations operating in these areas. Our students have proven to be responsible, mature and career driven individuals who want to succeed and are a pleasure to teach. We are in the business of growing the next world class generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and highly prized technical workers. We do this by offering students an experience that is not available in any other educational environment. We are offering young people outstanding technical qualifications in Engineering, Construction and The Built Environment, alongside more traditional subjects. Waterfront UTC is a growing Academy where staff are happy, well supported and thrive.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 1634505800


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).