£11,117.60 per annum in year one / £12,670.65 per annum in year two for 36 hours per week based at The Ashford Centre, 66-68 Stanwell Road, Ashford, Surrey.TW15 3DU.
This is a 15/18 month fixed term contract and you will get 24 days paid annual leave. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and will be given time, whilst at work, to complete your course work with a dedicated assessor.
You will benefit from a local government salary related pension, and a variety of other benefits. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.
About the role
Are you looking to obtain entry level experience to a career in teaching?
The Alternative Learning Provision (ALP) are looking for fresh new talent from all walks of life who can flourish with us here at Surrey. A great opportunity has arisen for an energetic apprentice to join the Alternative Learning Provision within Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture at Surrey County Council.
Alternative Learning Provision (ALP) is a Key Stage 4 provision. The students have not been able to manage in their previous educational placements; many have missed periods of education, and most do not feel safe enough in their educational placements to be able to learn.
The students have multiple complex additional needs, which are predominantly identified as relating to their Social, Emotional and Mental Health. They are often extremely vulnerable, and most struggle to form and maintain positive relationships. Most students have a very negative self-image, and many are repeatedly involved in offending and most feel trapped in their current situation.
Our Apprenticeship scheme offers a valuable opportunity for you to gain professional experience, get excellent training, meet new people and earn a salary. You will gain the skills and training to be part of a recognised professional role that really makes things happen for the people in Surrey, whilst receiving guidance and career support every step of the way.
We're not focused on your qualifications or work experience, but on whether you have drive, commitment and ideas. We have already had a large number of apprentices successfully complete our scheme and many have gone on to secure roles within the Council.
You get the opportunity to support and work alongside all of the colleagues within the ALP Team and, as well as receiving guidance and support from a fun and friendly team, you will have a buddy network of like-minded apprentices to lean on.
This is a varied role and you will have the chance to make it your own, whilst we will provide you with all the knowledge and training you require to be successful. The work you do will reinforce your learning, providing evidence-based experiences to support your qualification.
The post holder will work in the Alternative Learning Provision Team, and will be required to support and deliver formal and non-formal education in small groups and 1:1.
To be considered for shortlisting, you will be able to evidence in your application:
- Great attitude and passionate about making a difference
- Commitment and willingness to learn
- Basic IT Skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to organise and prioritise your time and workload
- Ability to Engage and support young people in a learning environment
- Hold a clean full driving license
For more information about the role, please find the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.
Please see link below giving more details about the overview of the role of a 'Teaching Assistant' Apprenticeship:
We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Simon Clarke on 07967 382270 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th January 2019.