Great Oaks College is an expanding specialist independent college in its third year of operation. We are colocated within Oaklands School, a new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Hounslow, close to Osterley Tube Station. However, in September 2025 we are relocating to a new building in Sunbury.

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 Learning Support Assistant to our team. As well as being calm and patient, you will need a 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 of our students are capable of making 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 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:

  • An employee assistance programme,
  • Access to Private Doctors and Nurses 24/7 free of charge
  • Free on-site gym with showers,
  • Daily staff breakfasts and have 5 a day fruits to keep you well,
  • Online shopping discounts available,
  • Cycle to work scheme,
  • Leave of absence policy with paid time off (under the discretion of a College Principal)to support with unforeseeable life matters,
  • Free eye test for the display screen users,
  • Employee referral reward,

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 specification.

Closing Date: Friday, 14th of June 2024 at 9 am

Interview Date: Thursday, 20th of June 2024

Start Date: TBC

Pay Scale: Hounslow Scale 5 (P11 to P15)

Actual Salary: £20,890 to £22,309 per annum

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

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

CV’s will not be accepted. No Agencies Please

Job Description LSA

Person Specification LSA

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