Student Support Assistant (x2 roles available)
Red Balloon Reading

Location: Kings Road, Reading

Hours: Full time 8:30am – 4:30pm or part time hours as agreed

Salary: £22,880 (pro rata)

Summary of role

As a Student Support Assistant you will play a key part in working towards the objectives of Red Balloon Reading to support students to re-engage with learning and life, and to access the future education, training or employment pathways of their choice.

The aim of the Learner Centres is the recovery of bullied and traumatised children. The means by which this is done is by enhancing students’ self-esteem, encouraging them to make decisions and gradually take control of their own learning to build their self-confidence, helping them to understand themselves and others, and providing a safe environment.

You will be expected to participate fully in the social community of Red Balloon in order to aid the recovery of all students. participate fully in the social community of Red Balloon in order to aid the recovery of all students. The postholder will support young people in numeracy, literacy, and science. You will also support students who may require one-to-one support in design tech, art, humanities, physical education or food tech.

The full job description and person specifications are available via the link below.

Application pack

Student Support Assistant

Application form

Student Support Assistant

How to Apply

In line with safer recruitment practices, we are only able to accept applications via our application forms, which can be accessed by following the application link above. Our forms can be saved and come back to at any point.


Closing date:

There is no closing date for this post, applications will remain upon until successful canditates are found.

Interviews will take place the week after a suitable application has been received, and it is hoped the successful candidates will join us in September for the start of the new academic year. If you have any queries, please call 0118 958 3004 and ask to speak to Michelle Masters. We look forward to receiving your application.


Red Balloon Reading is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Red Balloon Reading is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status.