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Functional Skills Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Liberty Training, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7907-57S
  • Posted:23/03/2023
  • Pay:£20,320 - £21,500 (pro rata)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:26/05/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


The Role:

The role of Functional Skills Teaching Assistant is to provide support to the Functional Skills Tutor in delivering maths and English skills from entry level to Level 2 and to assist the training team to provide support for learners in preparation for entering the workplace. You will have an active role in assisting learners on training courses to help them progress into education, employment, training or volunteering. You will work alongside our Tutors to deliver employability skills, functional skills and British values, often to challenging and disengaged young people who may have learning difficulties.

As a Functional Skills Teaching Assistant, you will support the Tutor and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in ensuring the courses run effectively and the service provided reflects the ethos of the company. You will support the Tutors and SLT in ensuring directives and policies are reflected and implemented in everyday practice. You will be line managed by the Head of College, but also report to your designated Tutor and/or other members of SLT.

At times you may be required to cover classes while the Tutor is called away or in situations such as sickness. The TA would be provided with the lesson plan for those sessions and the support of another TA or another member of the Training Team. Teaching time for Teaching Assistants is paid at a higher rate.

You will also be required to support small groups within the class to support their learning on functional skills appropriate to their level and individual needs.


8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday Term times only. However, this may vary according to the needs of the company.

You must have an outgoing, friendly, and confident personality with a positive attitude and a passion for helping others. Liberty Training values team players who are willing to go above and beyond in the pursuit of our shared vision. Flexibility and a good sense of humour is desirable.

It would also be beneficial to be aware of Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP) and have experience of working with young people who may have had behaviour issues, additional learning requirements, alternative delivery methods and/or SEND.

We are a small team, with an ‘all hands on deck’ approach, so when you are not fulfilling your normal role, you may be asked to assist the team in other areas.

Safer Recruitment

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self-Disclosure Form and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, will also be subject to an online search.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS- formerly CRB) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions.  A number of roles, especially those involving children or vulnerable adults, are subject to a criminal record check.  All job offers are subject to successful DBS checks, an individual not being listed on the POVA register and are subject to a final offer of employment being made by Liberty.

We reserve the right to close the advert early so advise early application.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Please see additional information on what we can offer you in the documents section.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, or to arrange a tour of our college then do not hesitate to contact us via email at recruitment@libertygroupltd.co.uk or via telephone on 01843 446 906.


Information about the school

At Liberty College, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to better themselves. We help young people aged 16-25 develop employability and life skills in a fun and friendly way, using a combination of activities, hands-on learning and unique teaching methods. We embrace opportunities to learn outside the classroom, from paintballing to trips to Disneyland Paris.

Our college has gone from strength to strength over the years and we are at a very exciting stage in our development. We recently achieved a Good Ofsted grading - http://www.libertygroupltd.co.uk/what-ofsted-say

“Leaders and staff have created a culture which is extremely supportive. Staff ensure that the college is welcoming and there is a calm environment for learners to learn in.” Ofsted 2022

“Leaders and staff ensure that learners develop their confidence, independence and mental resilience.” Ofsted 2022

“Leaders ensure that learners experience a wide curriculum which helps learners prepare for adulthood in modern Britain.” Ofsted 2022

We have a relaxed atmosphere in our college, and our team aren't like traditional teachers- we are more like motivational speakers or support coaches. We don't just teach skills but are there to help and guide young people in all areas of their life. Our experienced team are down-to-earth and approachable. We understand that each of our learners is unique, and we respect and embrace their individual differences. We have small group sizes with up to 8 in a group, depending on the needs of the individual learners.

Learner Testimonials -

" We have more freedom and we're not treated as children; we're treated as adults. We are treated with respect."

" Liberty is like a little family, we all have differences, and we all accept others, it's a safe place, it feels like a home away from home. There's no ‘one size fits all' approach here- they cater to everyone's needs."

"Liberty is different to other schools and colleges because it gives you a good, bright vibe and you can also chill and relax."

"It was a helpful and positive experience. It was what education should be like."

Staff Testimonials -

"I have never worked somewhere as rewarding and supportive as Liberty before. It makes me wonder why I waited so long to make the leap into Post 16 special education. The learners and staff made me feel so welcome when I started. I feel valued and have autonomy. I also have a work-life balance which is a rarity in education."

“I have only been working at Liberty a short time, but working here has been has been a positive and wonderful experience; the environment and staff have been very supportive and encouraging to allow me to reach my potential, providing me with training, personal support and opportunities for growth and development. I truly enjoy working for Liberty and always inspired by their ethos, approach and vision for the future.”

Find out more about Liberty College - www.libertygroupltd.co.uk

Job Contact Information


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.