Postgraduate Students

MEBJN -032020-280674_1610121225
Date Posted:08 Jan 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
  1. Daily supply

Postgraduate Students


Even though the schools are currently non-operational to the full extent, we are still interested in speaking to you about working with us. Tradewind Recruitment is looking for enthusiastic graduates and post-grad students who are completing their or about to start their Masters degree in any subject to work as learning support assistants in our schools in Bristol once they re-open. The roles will be both part and full-time on a supply basis in schools and will involve working with children and young adults with additional needs. These roles will enable you to earn additional income while you are studying and ultimately gaining more experience in school settings.

The schools we work with cater for pupils in Primary and Secondary ages and they require large number of temporary staff from us with a varied academic backgrounds to work as Learning support assistants. The role will involve working with their pupils to enable their learning and emotional support in and outside the classroom. To be considered for these temporary roles the ability to engage and build rapport using academic knowledge and empathy are essential. If you currently study a Masters degree or have experience in Psychology, Mental health, Neuro Science, Sports, Education, Maths and Science and can use your understanding of these subject to benefit child psychology, emotional development and various psychological and special educational needs in school settings as a LSA, please contact us as we foresee a huge demand again from our schools for these skills once they re-open . You will be able to dictate when and how often you would like to work and choose the type of schools or ages you would like to work with.

In these Learning support roles, your primary areas of responsibility will be to:

Support and enable learning with the instructions given by the teacher

Encourage the development of positive attitudes to learning through well-planned support, and other activities

Have a creative and innovative approach to understand and supporting to re-engage disaffected learners in education and overcome barriers to learning.

Support the teachers for class and activity preparation

Monitor students learning, social, emotional and behavioural progress against targets and report to the teachers of any positive and negative changes.

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:

*Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent: minimum £65 GBP per day for working between 0830-1530.
*More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To join us and be successful in this role, you will need to:

*Hold an Honours degree or equivalent qualification and/or about to start a post-graduate degree.

*Have Special Educational Needs (SEN) knowledge or interest.

*A strong desire to have an impact on the lives of vulnerable young people
*Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks
*Have a CV covering at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained
*Have the legal right to work in the UK

To apply for this position, or hear more about the other opportunities we have here at Tradewind, please call the Bristol office on 01173017578, or email We are still working as usual and can discuss any role or any questions you might have with you.

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates and employees come first. We have the very best people to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you, to ensure we have a thorough understanding of your career goals and work hard on your behalf to secure you positions with great rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request) and plenty of development opportunities. We have more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, a brilliant referral bonus, full interview preparation, help with lesson planning, online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability and plenty more benefits by registering with Tradewind. Because our people matter most.

We specialise in matching teachers and support staff with their dream job, and help primary, secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 12 offices in the UK.

Awarded REC Audited Education gold standard - Tradewind Recruitment are committed to Safeguarding and are also a proud Equal Opportunities Employer

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