Café Assistant

The college provides further educational opportunities to students aged 19-24 with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. We run three Pathways, Vocational, Life and Living and Engagement for Life.

We are looking to employ a Café Assistant for our Students with excellent skills in liaising with employers. We are interested to hear from you if you have relevant experience in working with children or young adults with SEN.

The college is split into three pathways; Vocational, Life Skills and Multisensory. Vocational Choice is a two-year course designed for young people who have made the decision they wish to pursue employment on leaving education. They have demonstrated that this is a realistic option for them and are ready to develop the level of independence which will be needed.

Due to our rapid and continued expansion, we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Café Assistant to work under the direction of the Café Manager. The ideal candidate will maintain a high level of customer service whilst supporting and training students to develop their working skills in a café environment. You will need to have experience of working as a Café Assistant. Experience having worked with young people who have severe learning difficulties would be desirable.

We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our beliefs and have the desire and motivation to make this happen. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role.

We offer a comprehensive Induction, Inset and CPD programme for our staff, a pension scheme and other well-being benefits, including an employee assistance programme.

Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of 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 positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26-working-week probation period.

Details of this post are available on the College Website on

To apply, please complete and email the application form to

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

 Closing Date:            Tuesday 9th May 2023.

 Interview Date:          Thursday 15th June 2023.

 Start Date:                  ASAP 2023

Contract Type:           Permanent Term Time only

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

Pay Scale:                 Great Oaks Inner Scale 4 Point 7 and up to Scale 5, point 15 per year pro rata depending on the experience.

Actual Salary:            £23,864 – £26,841 per year.

Hours of work:          08:30 – 16:30 36.25 h a week (Monday to Friday).

CVs will not be accepted.

No agencies, please.

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