Education Support Worker

Reference number: 45249

Title: Education Support Worker

Location: Bedford

Salary: £9.26 per hour

Hours: 35 & 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 16 May 2021

Interview date: week commencing 24th May 2021

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


What can I expect?

Your main place of work will be a Sense resource centre where you will support people to do lots of different activities. You will also support people when they do activities away from the resource centre. 
You will usually be supporting adults of working age, many of whom have complex needs and learning disabilities in addition to sensory impairments 

Hours of Work: 

The College day starts at 9.00- 4.30, Monday to Friday. 45 Weeks of the year allowing 7 weeks set College closure throughout the year. You will be paid £9.08 per hour.
Increasingly people also want support at other times, and so there may be opportunities to work in the evenings and at weekends in other roles within Sense, or to work flexibly between day activities / College service and a community service.

What we would like from you:

A motivated person to join our College team delivering specialist education programmes to young adults at our new college centre in Bedford.   
The successful applicants will work with young people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability, and associated physical disabilities. 
You must have minimum English and Maths Level 2 (GCSE C or grade 5).  

About our Sense Centre Bedford:

We have a broad range of activities and encourage the people we support to get out into the community and take part in it! Some of the things we do include:
Educational courses, Vocational activities, Work placements, Lifeskills programmes, Therapies including Hydro Therapy to name just a few.
We build a strong and mutually supportive relationship with families, carers. We are sensitive to the difficulties that some of our learners have with communication and mobility, and will continually strive to improve their lives and experiences.

About Sense:

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.
We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

To apply:

Please use the link below to complete your application. 
Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the recruitment team on 0121 415 2720 or

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.
As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own, such as no fee will be payable.



Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)