Education Assistant

Location Lewes
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent Term Time Only
Salary: £17,550- £19,187 PA (32.5 hrs per week - 5 days) £10,530 - £11,512 (19.5 hrs per week - 3 days)
Contact name: Careers

Contact email:
Job ref: 006203
Published: 6 months ago

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a leading charity dedicated to providing exceptional education and care for children and young adults with complex neurodisabilities, physical disabilities and health needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive, reach their full potential and make a difference to their lives and that of their families.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our School for an Education Assistant. This is an exciting role for Chailey Heritage Foundation, and offers the opportunity to support the teacher in creating opportunities for the young people to learn, each in their own individual way.




JOB TITLE: Education Assistant

SALARY: £17,550- £19,187 PA (32.5 hrs per week - 5 days) £10,530 - £11,512 (19.5 hrs per week - 3 days)

HOURS: 32.5 hours per week (5 days); term time only, or 19.5 hours per week (3 days); term time only

LOCATION: Onsite, North Chailey.


As an Education Assistant you will be required to work as part of a dynamic support team to undertake learning/support programmes to enable learners to access the curriculum under the instruction/guidance of teachers/therapists and the department manager and co-ordinator.




Skills and Experience:


  • Good basic understanding of Maths, English, IT and technology
  • Be able to work constructively as part of a team, understanding your role and responsibilities within the team.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • To be able to undertake daily manual handling of children and young adults, including pushing wheelchairs, standing frames and use of other equipment.
  • Positive attitude towards diversity in general and specifically towards the rights, independence, inclusion and choice for children and young adults with complex needs
  • Ability to relate well to children, young people and adults.


Other useful skills and experience:

  • Having a basic understanding of the care and support needs of people with physical disabilities and respecting them as individuals
  • Experience of working with children and/or adults with disabilities
  • Able to support children and young adults to participate in a range of activities.



  • The safety, mobility, hygiene and wellbeing of the learners within the manual handling guidelines.
  • Promote standards of care according to current protocols.
  • Support inclusion in the classroom, ensuring all learners feel involved with tasks and activities.
  • Actively encourage learners to act as independently as possible, encouraging them to fulfil their individual potential and promoting their self-esteem.
  • Provide feedback to learners in relation to their progress and achievements under guidance from the teacher.
  • Act as a link worker to learners, supporting and advocating on their behalf, meeting the learners’ needs in a way that recognises their opinions and wishes; participate in daily handovers.
  • To assist with the development, planning and implementation of personal progress plans under the direction of the teacher; provide daily feedback
  • To support and be aware of learners learning in the wider curriculum e.g. outings, swimming, riding etc. as directed by appropriate staff.
  • By agreement, support home tuition as required.




Our comprehensive benefits package includes a diverse range of discount facilities and perks, ensuring that there's something for everyone.


In addition to a competitive salary, we provide access to:

  • Discount facilities
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare Cashplan
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing Centre
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free tea/coffee/kitchen facilities
  • Onsite Café
  • Free parking.


For more information on the role please click here to review the job description.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young adults. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance. It is an offence to apply for any job in regulated activity with children and vulnerable adults if you are barred from doing so.


As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants.  CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR.  Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.


If you believe this role sounds like you, and you are looking to make a real difference within our organization, please apply today to be considered. For any enquiries please contact careers on either or via WhatsApp on 07923233178.