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New Vacancy- Learning Support Assistant

We are seeking to recruit Learning Support Assistants on a permanent basis to work at John Ferneley College.

We are seeking to recruit Learning Support Assistants on a permanent basis to work at John Ferneley College, working 30.50 hours per week (5 days), Monday – Friday, (8.30am – 3pm with an additional 1 hour every other week) term time only plus 5 INSET days (39 weeks). We will also consider part time working.


We wish to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team. Our Learning Support Assistant team work in our teaching and learning environment and work to ensure that each of our students can develop to their full potential. We are all driven by a single vision which is to do our best for every single student.


The successful candidate will need to be an organised and creative person with good IT skills and a commitment to transforming the life chances of young people.  


We are looking for a reflective and skilled Learning Support Assistant who can motivate and encourage students as required and has the skills and knowledge to support students with a range of special educational needs and disabilities throughout the college. You will also need to be confident in the use of IT and be able to assist in preparing materials for lessons.


About the Mowbray Education Trust


The Mowbray Education Trust (MET) is a multi-academy trust currently educating around 2,500 children from the age of 2 to 16 in the town of Melton Mowbray and surrounding villages in the Borough of Melton.  The MET currently has one secondary school, five primary schools and one pre-school, with potential numerical and geographical growth in the future.


Melton Mowbray is a rural market town in Leicestershire which is easily commutable from Grantham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Oakham.


Further information


The remuneration package includes a competitive salary, contributory public-sector pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement:

  • Actual Salary £9.81 - £10.00 per hour - £13,294 - £13,560 per annum (FTE £18,933 – £19,312 per annum)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership
  • 5.44 weeks paid holiday entitlement rising to 6.44 weeks after 5 years’ continuous service

Interviews will be arranged upon receipt of applications


Start date – as soon as possible


For more information about our Trust and schools and to apply for this role, please visit our website at: and


All roles are subject to full pre-employment safeguarding checks; including an Enhanced DBS with Barred List check – this includes a 6 month probationary period.