Education Assistant

Location Lewes
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent Term Time Only
Contact name: Careers

Contact email:
Job ref: 006962
Published: 18 days ago



Chailey Heritage Foundation has an exciting new opportunity for a Education Assistant to join a unique place to work.


  • LOCATION: Onsite (BN8 4EF)
  • 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

Why Us  


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 colleagues create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive, reach their full potential and make a difference to their lives and that of their families.


There is a real sense of making a difference and belonging to something very special. 


We don’t just offer jobs; we provide opportunities to be part of a team that demonstrates empathy and a genuine passion to help others and a capacity to build rewarding relationships.  We will provide extensive support, and training, as well as opportunities for career progression.


What you’ll be doing:


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.

  • 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.


What you bring to the table:



  • 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


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to use their passion for young people and skills to help them reach their full potential.



Our comprehensive benefits package includes a diverse range of rewards and benefits, 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
  • Health & Wellbeing Centre
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free tea/coffee/kitchen facilities
  • Onsite Café
  • Free parking.

Plus, we cover the cost for all DBS checks and renewals!


For full details of the role, you can find the job description here. EA Job Description

Learn more about our organisation, our purpose and values here. Chailey Heritage Foundation Website


Application Deadline: Interviews shall take place within 2 weeks of a successful candidates application


**Apply now for your chance to be considered to join a place where you can make a real difference. **For any enquiries please contact us by email: or via WhatsApp on 07923233178.


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.