Learning Support Year Leader

halow project
Disability, Education & Training, Social Care
Salary Details
£24,500 - £26,500 per annum
Contract Type
Closing Date
Could you help to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people in Surrey?

Job Description

Salary: £24,500 - £26,500 per annum*

*If weekly work ours are exceeded due to the demands of the programme then Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) will be given.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate professional to join the halow team as a Year Leader on our Building Futures programme. Building Futures is our flagship, full-time, community-based learning programme that aims to nurture the independence, enrich the lives, continue the education, and build the futures of our young people across six concurrent year groups. Our activities take place across a range of venues across the local Guildford area and has now excitingly expanded to include venues in Woking.

As a Year Leader you would be responsible for leading and guiding a year group of up to 12 young adults, with the support of a Building Futures Project Worker. Leading a year group on this unique and exciting programme offers a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate, where no 2 days are truly ever the same. 

We are focused on supporting and investing in our employees who in turn make the frontline difference for young people that have a learning disability.  If you have the ambition, the required skills, positivity and drive to make a difference, please read on to see if this role is for you. To be considered for interview, you must be:


  • Passionate about the outcomes we achieve for young people, to set them up for the next steps in their lives.
  • Dedicated to a person-centred approach.
  • An experienced leader of groups / classes; both in developing content and delivering sessions. 
  • A good communicator who can proactively communicate with any stakeholder, from service user to venue manager, and from family member to social worker. Our network is vital to our programme.
  • A positive leader, willing to lead by example and try anything that our service users are doing as part of their programme. 
  • A natural and efficient organiser, of both themselves and others.
  • Both a team player and self-starter, with a can-do positive attitude.


We are seeking an exceptional candidate to be part of our expanding and outward looking team that is passionate about growing halow over the next 5 years and beyond.


What we offer:

  • halow is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.
  • Family-friendly, flexible, negotiable hours.
  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata), workplace pension and many other great employee benefits.
  • Fully paid training and ongoing career development.
  • An employee assistance programme and a supportive and caring team to work with.

How to apply
If this sounds like the place you could thrive in, please click visit https://halowproject.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/49 to watch our ‘life at halow‘ video, download the job description and complete an application.

Closing date for applications is: 5pm, Sunday 10th July 2022.

Please note interviews will take place during the advertisement period.


The nature of this role means that you must be at least 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

halow is the operating name of halow project, registered charity no. 1116773. 

Company Description

halow is a charity based in Guildford that provides opportunities and support for over 200 young adults (aged 20-40) with learning disabilities to access social activities, educational programmes and supported living accommodation in south-west Surrey.  


Due to increased demand for our highly rated services, we are looking for people to join our team who have a genuine desire to support and encourage our young adults lead independent, meaningful lives and to be more involved in their local community.