Specialist College Lunchtime Assistant

Great Oaks College is an expanding specialist independent college in its third year of operation. We are co-located 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 for:

Someone who shares our vision for developing independence for young adults with Special Educational Needs. You will be willing to support feeding and personal care, and to assist and encourage students to find ways to enjoy their leisure time. The successful candidate will understand the need to respect our students as young adults and be committed to supporting their development as they prepare for adulthood.

As an employer, we offer:

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 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable young adults, 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’s website: www.greatoakscollege.com

Visits to the college are encouraged. Please contact Iwona Kedziora, HR Officer for an appointment on 0203 962 9009.

To apply, please complete and email the application form to hr@greatoakscollege.com Please include a letter of application outlining how you meet the specification for this role and what you will bring to the team for the benefit of our students.

Closing Date:       Thursday,25th of April 2024

Interview Date:     Thursday, 2nd of May 2024

Start Date:          Monday,  10th of June 2024

Scale:                        Inner London Pay Scale – Scale 2, Points 3-4

The full-time salary for this point is between £27, 711 to £28,128 per year pro rata.

Your salary is calculated using full-time equivalent worked and is at 0.18628 fte.

Actual Salary:             £5,162 to £5,239 per year

Contract Type:            Permanent and part-time (8 hours per week), term time only (38 weeks per annum).

Working hours:            Monday 11.30 am to 1.30 pm, Tuesday to Friday, 12 noon to 1.30 pm

The successful candidate will be required to attend a pre-employment induction.

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies, Please.

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