THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Swansea, SA2 9EB
  • Subject: Teaching Assistant
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Hourly
  • Salary Range: £10.00 - £12.00
  • Language: English

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Teaching Assistant

Gower College Swansea
About us:

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners. We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

Avaliable Positions:
  • Fixed-Term, 1 year:
  • 20 - 25 hours per week (term-time, 36 weeks per annum)
  • 25 - 30 hours per week (term-time, 36 weeks per annum)
    • £11.25 - £11.69 per hour
    • Across various College sites
    Key Responsibilities:
    • To provide one-to-one or small group support under lecturer direction as appropriate in the classroom setting.
    • To assist with the development of learners' literacy and numeracy skills.
    • To assist with the pastoral care needs of learners and to direct learners to other college support mechanisms as necessary.
    • To provide learners with help in understanding oral and written instruction.
    • To assist with the co-ordination of learners' work, record keeping and progress through liaison with lecturing and support staff at all levels within the College.
    • To attend and participate in learner reviews and team meetings as required.
    • To support learners with the use of assistive technology and specialist software and actively promote its use.
    About you:
    • Maths and English GCSEs: A - C Grade or equivalent
    • Experience of working with young people in a similar job role
    • Good understanding of safeguarding and supporting learners with additional needs
    • Confident, resilient, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    Benefits for you:
    • 5.66 weeks holiday, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
    • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
    • Free parking
    • Staff support groups: menopause, LGBTQ+, time for talking
    • Discounted study opportunities on College programmes
    • View more benefits here: https://www.gcs.ac.uk/recruitment/benefits-and-wellbeing
    We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our organisation.

    If you wish to continue your application journey using Welsh Language, please visit our Cymraeg site. We encourage Welsh Language applications as we recognise the importance of delivering services in Welsh, and the need to grow our bilingual workforce.

    Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

    Please note that we are expecting a high volume applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.

    Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).