Great Oaks College is a specialist independent college that caters for students aged from 19 to 25. We are co-located within Oaklands School, in a new state of the art, purpose built premises in Gresham Road, Hounslow, close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links.

The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, and profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. We run three Pathways, Life Skills, Vocational and Sensory. Our education programmes are designed to prepare students for active lives, increasing the opportunities available to them through increased independence.

We are looking to employ a Teaching Assistant to our team. We are interested to hear from you if you have an NVQ3 in a relevant subject and have worked in a special college or specialist school before. You will have previous experience and be familiar with using Makaton signing and symbols for communication and essentially have experience of working with students with autism and complex needs.

We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.  Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role and the skills/experience needed.

We offer a comprehensive Induction, Inset and CPD programme for our staff, a pension scheme and other wellbeing 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 specification.

Closing Date:            9 am Friday 28th April 2023

Interview Date:          Thursday 11th May 2023

Start Date:                 ASAP

Contract Type:          Permanent, Term Time Only

Pay Scale:                  Scale 6, point 16 to 20

Actual Salary:            £23,524 to £25,133 per annum

Hours of work:            08:30 – 15:30. (Monday to Friday). Due to the colleges opening hours we are unable to offer flexibility in the hours of work.

CV’s will not be accepted. 

No agencies please.

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