Senior Learning Support Worker

£19,314.10 - £20,330.62 rising to £20,279.80 - £21,347.15 from January 2022
Role type:
Part Time, Term-Time Only
40 hours/week 40 weeks/year
Contract type:
Maternity Cover
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

Our learning support team work closely with tutors at National Star to ensure that students maximise their learning.


We’re looking for a new Senior Learning Support to join our team at Ullenwood – are you up for the challenge?


As a senior member of our learning support team you will be a role model for fellow learning support staff and will be expected to share your skills and expertise with them as part of their training and development.


This role would suit a creative and highly-organised individual who can help produce learning resources for teaching sessions. By the very nature of the students that learn with us at National Star this work will be highly varied – sensory story making one day, worksheets the next!  

The learner support needs for individual students will be very different and we’ll be looking to you to develop, monitor and maintain up-to-date learner support strategies so that students can make the most of their time at college.

Current learning support team members have joined us from similar roles in a mainstream education setting or after supporting people with disabilities. What’s important to us is that you share our culture and values and are willing to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to maintain a stimulating learning environment for students.

There may be occasions when you will be asked to provide teaching cover for absences both short-term and longer-term (the latter in negotiation with Learning Programmes management team to meet the priority needs of the organisation).

Capturing evidence of a student’s progress will also be part of the role and you’ll be expected to contribute to the recording of student progress and achievement (RARPA) and identify areas for development.

This is an exciting role which could open doors for future career development at National Star.

Apply today!

About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.


How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation. In addition as recognition of the commitment and dedication of our team, salary levels will rise by five per cent for all staff on 1 January 2022. This means in the New Year the salary for this role will increase to £20,279.80 - £21,347.15 per year.

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (subject to COVID restrictions)

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more




How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.


Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.


We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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