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Higher Level Education Assistant
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/27250
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 9:26 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 30.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,999 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

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Higher Level Education Assistant

The starting salary for this position is £20,999 per annum based on a 30 hour working week, across 39 weeks per year (term-time). This is pro-rata to £29,291.

All roles are term-time only and fixed term for 12 months in the first instance. We are able to consider reduced hours, subject to discussion and service requirement.

We currently have roles available in North East, South West and North West Surrey and successful candidates will be required to travel extensively around the specified area: 

  • North East: Epsom and Ewell, Spelthorne and Elmbridge with office based in Esher
  • North West: Woking, Surrey Heath and Runnymede with office based in Woking
  • South West: Guildford and Waverley with office based in Woking

You must therefore have a full driving licence and the use of a car. 

The Access to Education (A2E) Service is looking to expand our student support team. The A2E Service is a dynamic, interim service that supports children and young people with additional needs, who are not accessing their full statutory entitlement of education. Many of our students have complex SEN needs, mental wellbeing issues and/or challenging behaviour.   

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. Our current pupil needs include SEMH, ASD, ADHD, PDA, SLD, SpLD, LAN. 

We are looking for people who:

  • Have a clear focus and are committed to high standards of supporting teaching and learning
  • Are resilient and demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Are effective at building supportive and nurturing relationships with vulnerable young people
  • Are energetic and innovative in their approach
  • Are able to work flexibly both on their own and as part of a team
  • Can demonstrate vision and the drive to inspire and support others
  • Are 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

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. ELSA and/or EBSNA training/experience would also be helpful.

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 02/10/2022 with interviews to follow.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks 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. You will benefit from 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.