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.

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, Teacher’s Pension with this role, Employee Assistance Programme, access to Staff Discounts and other well-being benefits.

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:              Friday,16th of June 2023

Interview Date:            Thursday, 22nd June, 2023

Start Date:                  ASAP

Scale:                         Great Oaks College Inner Pay Scale – Scale 2, Points 3-4

The full-time salary for this point is £25,359.

Your salary is calculated using full-time equivalent worked and is at 0.18 fte.

Actual Salary:             £4,703

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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