Having had some very mixed experieces with our foreign language assistants we have decided to try something different next year. The plan is to create 2 new support roles, one each for French and Spanish which would involve some learning assistant work within classrooms, support for GCSE and A level students with speaking exams and technical support with things such as downloading / uploading materials, controlled assessment admin, data analysis. I'm hoping that the role will suit a languages graduate who wants to work part-time or someone who is tempting by teaching and wants to see if the job suits. I was wondering if any of you have any experience of such a role in your department. Before I have to draw up the job description I'd be grateful for any advice or observations.