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Learning Support Assistant and Work Experience Lead - Term Time

Heath Farm College, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-60601-3S
  • Posted:06/06/2024
  • Pay:£19,626.00 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/06/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


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Job Title:          Learning Support Assistant and Work Experience Lead

Location:          Heath Farm College, Maidstone, ME16 0ER

Salary:              £19,626 per annum

Hours:              37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Contract:          Permanent, Term Time only

UK applicants only. This role does not offer sponsorship.

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant and Work Experience Lead to join our close-knit team at Heath Farm College located in Maidstone.

About the role

As an LSA to assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the students, enabling them to make best use of the educational and adulthood opportunities available to them. 

To lead on the development, embedding and monitoring of a WEX model to secure students in weekly placements. To model the College Values of Love, Commitment and Opportunity.

Work Experience, (WEX), Lead:

The role of Work Experience Lead is to develop, implement and co-ordinate work experience for students aged 16-19 with complex needs. You will be responsible for finding safe, suitable work placements to meet individual student career aspirations, establishing and maintaining good working relationships with work placement providers, and supporting the students to enable them to access and maintain their placements. 

As Work Experience Lead you will support the college team in ensuring work experience placements meet the individual needs of the student by facilitating them in gaining the skills, knowledge and experience they need to support their learning journey at college and beyond. 

Why join Acorn Education?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 

Information about the school

We are an independent specialist sixth form college that caters for young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. We offer a unique and stimulating environment where every student is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.

Heath Farm College is situated in Maidstone and has capacity to support up to 58 students. The provision facilitates a professional post 16 provision for students with EHCPs who are not ready for a large FE college or large school/academy 6th Form provision.

Acorn Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Siscely Solomon
  • Address:Queens Avenue, Ferndown, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0ER
  • Telephone: 01227 712030
  • Email: recruitment@ofgl.co.uk


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 Education.