Learning Assistant - Maths

1625 Independent People
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 30 July, 2023 - 05:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Contract Details: 
Volunteer Role
Details of Role: 


Volunteer at Independent People

YES delivers Maths and English learning programmes to young people aged 16-25. 1625ip support young people aged 16 - 25 who are at risk of becoming homeless or are already homeless.  We house and support young people to build independent lives.

All our Volunteers are looked after as part of the VIP scheme. Our aim is to make sure everyone gets something out of your volunteering experience; you, us, and the people we support.

The YES team at 1625ip are looking for a Learning Assistant, who will support a class tutor in a maths class on Tuesdays mornings (9:30-12:30) in term time.

The volunteer position would be suitable for someone who is looking to develop their 1 to 1 or small group work skills, perhaps pursue a career in education, or social care. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months and will provide a comprehensive induction and ongoing training.


An ability to get alongside young people who have barriers to learning, being flexible, positive and encouraging at all times. A GCSE-equivalent Maths qualification would be desirable, not essential.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Supporting students to understand written and mental methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Helping students to understand place value and numbers in the number system
  • Supporting students with problem solving, reading the question carefully and breaking it down into smaller steps
  • Helping students with fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Supporting students working with shape, space and measures
  • Helping students to use on-line maths resources and assistive technologies to support their understanding of maths
  • Supporting students to practise functional skills exam-style questions and develop exam techniques
  • Supporting the delivery of initial assessments and mock exams
  • Assist the tutor to make or adapt resources
  • Help to display students work
  • Work 1:1 with a student to build confidence and develop better communication skills
  • Follow the YES team’s and 1625ip’s policies and procedures, including health and safety and safeguarding, throughout your placement

Key skills:

  • Organisational and communication skills
  • Interest in supporting young people
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding towards young people and  communicate a positive message about their potential

We offer:

  • An Enhanced DBS check.
  • Training and agreements required around safeguarding, confidentiality / data protection.
  • Full induction at the start of your placement and regular support, supervision and reflective practice sessions are offered throughout to support you in the role.
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, such as travel, will be available.
  • An opportunity to enhance your CV with experience of working with young people
  • Reference available for future employment (after six months of volunteering)

Closing date for applications – 30th July 2023

How to Apply: 


Please use the Volunteer Application Pack to apply.

Read our full Volunteering Policy here.

Appointment is subject to application and two satisfactory references.

Successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check.

1625 Independent People is committed to promoting equal opportunity and diversity.


Any enquiries or if you need a paper version sent to you, please email volunteering@1625ip.co.uk

or call 0117 317 8800

Contact Person: 
Puegee Lam
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
Postal Address: 
1625 Independent People Kingsley Hall 58-59 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER