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Learning Support Assistant

Hours of work: 29.5 hours per week 
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Heathfield Community College, Cade Street, TN21 8RJ
Phone: 01435 866066
Email: jobs@heathfieldcc.co.uk
Website: www.heathfieldcc.co.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Learning Support Assistant
(SEND department)
29.5 hours per week
Term Time Only Including Inset Days
(8.35am – 3.05pm)
Local Single Status Grade 3 point 7
£18,887 per annum
(actual salary equates to £12,951)

Pride. Ambition. Community

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to support students within our mainstream curriculum, working with the Learning Support department and delivering high quality care to students with special educational needs including autism.

Heathfield Community College is an oversubscribed mixed 11-18 rural school with a reputation for high aspirations and achievement. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in a supportive school committed to career development, with a reputation and track record of inclusion and innovation.

Please contact Elaine Burgess, SENDCO for further details and an informal discussion about the vacancy at eburgess@heathfieldcc.co.uk or 01435 866066.

Please see our website for an information pack and application form. 

Closing date:         Please complete and return your completed application form to jobs@heathfieldcc.co.uk by 12 noon 31 August 2022

Start date:              September 2022

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake, or currently hold, a DBS enhanced clearance for this authority.

Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/191234/26267

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Heathfield

  • Salary
  • £18,887 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 31 August 2022

  • Organisation
  • Heathfield Community College

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 29.5

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education