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Learning Support Assistant Required

Great Oaks CollegeHounslow

Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college co-located within Oaklands School's new state-of-the-art, purpose-built premises in Gresham Road, Hounslow. The college provides further educational opportunities to students aged 19-24 that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. We are close to Osterley Tube Station and just fifteen minutes walk from Hounslow bus station.

We run three Pathways within Great Oaks College. The Life Skills Pathway is for young people who need to remain in education to develop skills for supported living. The Vocational Pathway supports our students in developing the skills they require to gain employment. The Sensory Pathway supports students that have Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. This course helps students in developing their communication, ICT and independence skills. 

As well as being calm and patient, you will need good team working skills and be passionate about supporting students with special educational needs. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake all aspects of personal care, including toileting and feeding. We believe that all our students can make outstanding progress, and we want to appoint individuals who share this belief. Please refer to the person specification and job description for full details of the role and the essential knowledge and skills required. 

We value our employees and offer excellent induction, training and support, as well as a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and other well-being benefits. You will be led by an enthusiastic and innovative leadership team and work in a friendly and forward-thinking environment where the student’s well-being, progress and preparation for adulthood are at the centre of everything we do. 

Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people, and anyone applying to work at the college is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory, fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All posts are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26-working-week probation period. 

Details of this post are available on the College website:

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please complete and email the application form to

Please explain clearly in your application how you meet the person’s specifications.


Closing Date:            Ongoing until five positions recruited


Interview Dates:          Wednesday 14th December 2022


Start Date:                 As soon as possible, depending on the completion and satisfactory receipt of pre-employment checks.


Pay Scale:                   Hounslow Scale 5 (P11 £ 27,357 to P15 £ 29,214) pro rata


Actual Salary:            £19,697 to £21,034 per annum


Benefits:        We value our employees and offer a supportive and engaging environment, comprehensive Induction, Inset and excellent Continuous Personal Development Training Sessions, NEST Pension with this role, Employee Assistance Programme, access to Staff Discounts, and other well-being benefits.


Contract Type:           Permanent - Term Time Only (39 weeks)


Hours of work:           Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 15:15,     30 hours per week

                                   CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies Please

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