Learning Support Assistant

Salary:  Grade 4 £17,225 (point 7) to £18,645 (point 11) per annum - actual salary to reflect term time working. 

35 hours per week, term time only plus 1 week (i.e. 39 weeks per academic year)


The Role

We currently have a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant to support the learning of students with additional or special educational needs in lessons and in small intervention groups.


What we’re looking for

Suitable candidates will have previous experience of working with children/young people in an educational setting.  You must be able to co-ordinate and organise resources effectively and possess the ability to motivate students, acting as a positive role model for individuals and groups of students.

As a member of the Academy’s Student Support Team you will support our students to achieve their challenging targets. This is an exciting opportunity to work as a member of a highly committed and talented team where collaboration and team work are essential.  We are looking for enthusiastic, committed, staff who will go the extra mile.


The School

Manchester Health Academy opened in September 2009 and is sponsored by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. In September 2010 the Academy moved into a £20 million state-of-the-art building and to accommodate a growing student population we have recently completed a further £10 million expansion project.

Our vision is to combine education and health in transforming the futures of our young people. We are on the journey to becoming the provider of choice in a secondary setting and the hub of our local community and are seeking exceptional and inspiring individuals to join our committed team.


Why work for us?

In return we will promise you a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and encouraged to take a leading role in the development of the Academy vision and strategy. You will also have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits to working at MHA include:

  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Free use of the community gym facilities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Short commute to city centre with excellent tram links on the doorstep of the Academy


Application Form

Completed application forms are to be emailed by the closing date/time to: [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing date: Thursday 30 September 2021 – 9 am


The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We therefore follow safer recruitment procedures and successful candidates are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other pre-employment checks.

Pay Scale: Support Staff
Pay Band: Grade 4
Salary: £17,225 to £18,645 per annum
Role type: Permanent TTO
Hours per week: 35
Closing Date: 30/09/2021
Interview Date:

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