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Higher Level Education Assistant
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/18313/25410
  • Published: Mon 01/08/2022, 14:47 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 30.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,999 per annum (FTE £29,291)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Higher Level Education Assistant

The starting salary for this role is £20,999 per annum for working 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

All roles are term time only, fixed term contracts for 12 months in the first instance. We are willing to offer reduced working hours for the right candidate.

Roles are currently available in North East, South West and North West Surrey. Successful candidates will be expected to travel extensively around the specified area. NE includes Epsom and Ewell, Spelthorne, and Elmbridge; NW includes Woking, Surrey Heath, and Runnymede; SW includes Guildford and Waverley. You must therefore have a full driving licence and the use of a car. The NE office is based in Esher. The NW and SW office is based in Woking.

The Access to Education Service is looking to expand our student support team. We are currently recruiting experienced and creative Higher Level Education Assistants to provide individual and small group teaching to students aged 5-16, who are out of school. Many of our students have complex SEN needs and/or challenging behaviour.   

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a clear focus and is committed to high standards of supporting teaching and learning
  • Has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Is energetic and innovative in their approach
  • Is able to work flexibly both on their own and as part of a team
  • Has the vision and drive to inspire and support others
  • Is committed to the progress and well-being of all pupils
  • Can engage and build strong effective relationships with all partners and the wider community
  • Can create an environment in which all aspire to achieve.

If you have substantial experience of working with vulnerable children and young people, and excellent IT skills (with knowledge and experience of using a Virtual Learning Environment) we would welcome your application. Experience of teaching a range of complex SEN is essential. Current pupil needs include SEMH, ASD, ADHD, SLD, SpLD, LAN. ELSA and/or EBSNA training/experience would be particularly welcome.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st August 2022 with interviews to follow.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List check will be required for this role.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave (pro rata for part time and/or term time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.