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Communication Support Worker (various hours available, term-time only; 38 weeks)

VBSS Term Time
£19,580 per annum (pro rata for part-time and term-time)

Please note - applications close at 5pm on the stated closing date.

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There’s never been a more exciting and challenging time to work at West Nottinghamshire College. Our students and their learning are at the heart of everything we do here at the college, with each staff and team member having a role to play in helping our students to achieve success.     

Each year approximately 3,500 young people choose to continue their studies with us either as an apprentice or a full-time student and around 2,000 adult students study part time. We now work in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University allowing students to undertake a university-level qualification on our main campus.

Our mission is to provide skills for all students, employer partners and our community to thrive. To be a force for raising aspirations across communities, where high performing staff encourage students to stretch the boundaries of their potential and, in partnership with employers develop the workforce of the future.


You will be part of a team that provides a wide and varied range of communication support to d/Deaf and Hearing Impaired learners, thereby enabling them to access the full range of curriculum and college activities.

Integral aspects of this role include ensuring that d/Deaf and Hearing Impaired learners have full access to programmes of learning either by relaying information using British Sign Language, Signed Supported English, notetaking, and lipspeaking, whilst meeting the diverse individual learning styles of d/Deaf learners.

The ideal candidate will be expected to provide flexible methods of communication support which will usually require more than one method of support, i.e. working alongside colleagues in supporting a learner (2:1) in a classroom situation with a BSL user, notetaking, and signing and or transcribing/modifying language. 

This is a challenging role that requires an understanding of d/Deaf culture and the needs of learners with a range of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.

Flexibility is essential in this role as you may be required to support learners accessing residential which may include an overnight stay or learners accessing evening or Saturday courses.

In addition to the BSL Level 2 qualification we would also welcome applications from individuals who hold this qualification but also have experience within the d/Deaf community.

Please specify on your application form the working hours required.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.


West Nottinghamshire College is a fantastic place to work, we offer all our staff access to some amazing benefits such as:

A contributory average salary pension scheme
Onsite or over the telephone free Occupational Health Services
Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
Staff Development days/week including internally led programmes such as our ‘Rising stars’.
Free confidential counselling service
Free on-site car parking
Discounted use of on-site leisure facilities such as our hair and beauty salon, fine dining in the Refine Restaurant and access to performances in our Create Theatre.
25 Days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays per annum.


Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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