Job Description

Randstad are recruiting a number of Learning Support Assistants for Belfast Metropolitan College for the 2022/23 academic year on a Part Time basis.

If you have experience working with young people and vulnerable adults in an education, medical or training setting this may be the role for you.


  • Band 3 – 11.49 per hour
  • Enhanced holiday package (up to 35 days per year, pro-rata)
  • Parking on campus (both free and paid depending on location)
  • Term time hours (annual leave can only be taken within term time in exceptional circumstances)
  • Part-time hours (7 hours – 25+ hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday hours only, no evenings or weekends
  • Opportunity to work with one of the UKs largest FE Colleges


  • English GCSE at Grade C or above, OR Essential Skills level 2 (or higher) in Communication, or equivalent (certificates are required)
  • Maths GCSE at Grade C or above, OR Essential Skills level 2 (or higher) in Numeracy, or equivalent (certificates are required)
  • Have experience of working with young people or adults with mild, moderate, or severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities and/or long-term medical conditions
  • Be competent in the use of a computer to produce worksheets, photographs etc
  • Available from 2nd September 2022 – 30th June 2023
  • Candidates will be subject to enhanced vetting checks before commencement in role including an enhanced Access NI check


  • Working with students to identify and help overcome specific difficulties, but not to provide subject specific tuition
  • Assisting students in accessing campus facilities including opening doors, carrying bags, orientation around campus, general assistance etc
  • Ensuring that all documentation and authorisation procedures are adhered to
  • Maintaining accurate records of all class preparation work and to make these available to the Line Manager on request
  • Making any necessary reasonable adjustments to ensure support is delivered in an accessible manner
  • To provide support to students on work placement
  • To provide support on transport to and from College, and between sites
  • To support tutors in the administration function and daily classroom activities
  • To liaise with parents/carers/guardians when directed to do so
  • To supervise students

For some roles Personal Care is required depending on the needs of the student;

  • To assist students with personal care and hygiene
  • To supervise students during break and lunch time and ensure all dietary requirements are met
  • To ensure that students receive appropriate levels of supervision and attention

A full job description is available on request

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.