Job Details - Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Learning Support Assistant

Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Learning Support Assistant

Ref: PCHRA11750/8176

Salary: Grade 5 - 12.69 Per Hour, Pro Rata
Closing Date: 12:00, 13 October 2021

Based in Baglan Education and Training Centre.

The Vulnerable Learners Service (VLS) was created in 2019 by the amalgamation of the Traveller Education Service (TES) and the Minority Ethnic Achievement Service (MEAS) within the Local Authority. The VLS is part of the Education Development Service (EDS), and is currently looking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitable Learning Support Assistant to support learners from the Gypsy Traveller community within NPT primary/secondary schools.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out such duties as in-class teaching support and the post may involve some evening/after school work such as attending parents meetings, after school clubs and possibly home visits with the aim of forging successful relationships within the Gypsy Traveller community.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

You must be registered with the Care Council for Wales or an equivalent body.

*If you intend on applying for this position via a secondment opportunity, you must seek approval from your current manager before submitting an application form.

Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our schools/employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people/vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.

Neath Port Talbot Council offers a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child/Adults).

For an informal discussion, please contact Mark New (Senior Teacher Development Officer) on 07814043719 or email

You may apply online, download an application pack or contact the HR Employment Support Team by e-mail at

Welsh: Desirable

If you wish to conduct this process in Welsh, please contact the Employment Support Team on

Hours:Part time (11.4 hours per week) - 39 weeks per year
Contract:FIXED TERM CONTRACT Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2022