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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

Job Reference REQ000978 Learning Support Worker (The Chase) SGS College has an exciting opportunity for an Learning Support Worker.

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Learning Support Worker (The Chase)

Role Information:

Reference: REQ000978
Location: Stroud Campus
FTE Salary: Up to £23,154.00 (Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience)

Actual Salary: Up to £17,196.96
Contract Type: Permanent, Part-Time, Term-Time only
Working Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (Job share considered)

SGS is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Term-Time Only Contracts will incur a salary adjustment if the start date is after 1st September.

Financial Rewards and Benefits:

  • Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners’ lives
  • Competitive Pension Scheme- Corporate and support roles have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a flexible and pension accessible from the age of 55, with generous employer contributions of 16%.
  • Generous Annual leave entitlement plus the 8 bank holidays- 25 days corporate and support functions, increasing to 30 days after 5 academic years’ service (Full-Time Equivalent).
  • Two weeks leave during the Christmas closedown period largely supported by the discretionary closure days provided by the College.
  • Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees.
  • Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices
  • Access to ‘My Lifestyle’ discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Free Annual Eye test
  • All staff members can buy a TOTUM card(formerly known as NUS Extra cards), as part of being an affiliate member of the Students' Union 
  • Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities
  • Free car parking at all campuses (Except Queens Road Art School)
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources
  • Subsidised onsite catering services including Starbucks Coffee

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College has an excellent reputation for delivering further education and work-based programmes in a range of subjects – from business to sport, construction to media, GCSE’s and A Levels to Honour Degree level programmes.

Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help students and colleagues achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We are proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve “Outstanding” status after being classified as “Good” in our last inspection. For more information, please visit

SGS College has an exciting opportunity for a Learning Support Worker.

Are you passionate about supporting people with a moderate to profound learning disability to live full lives and realise their ambitions?

We are looking for a person with some knowledge and experience of supporting young people with MLD/SLD to join our SGS College Specialist Provision - The CHASE. You will play a key role in supporting tutors as they deliver an exciting and innovative curriculum for our growing provision. You will also work with the wider team as they develop our growing post 16 provision for young people who are working towards an Independent living or work skills pathway.  The CHASE team consists of 6 tutors and a team of dedicated In Learning Support Workers, along with therapy support staff who currently cater for 26 young people, all of whom have an Education Health Care Plan.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Under the specific supervision of the class tutor, to work with individuals and groups of learners to deliver learning programmes taking into account SEN additional requirements.
  • To prepare and maintain basic classroom resources and equipment as directed by the class tutor and assist the learners in their use.
  • To assist with the development of basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and to support their use in learning activities.

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • Have understanding and/or experience of supporting people with learning disabilities/ autism and or complex needs and or behaviours of concern
  • Effectively communicate with staff at all levels, professionals and families external to the College as well as with the students we support using communication aids as required
  • Have strong IT skills and able to manage own time and work under pressure

Please apply online by: Monday 24th June 2024

Expected Interview Date: To be confirmed

If you have any queries please contact [email protected]

SGS College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job.


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Contract: Permanent, Part-Time
Start Date: ASAP
Closing Date: 24th June 2024
Salary: Up to £23,154.00
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