Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college that is co-located within Oaklands School in state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Hounslow.  We are close to Osterley Tube Station and public transport routes and just 15 minutes walk from Hounslow bus station. The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have needs including moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism.

We are looking to appoint a qualified speech and language therapist to provide an onsite occupational therapy service for our students and to work alongside the head of therapy to support and develop this provision. The ideal candidate will have 2 years of experience of working in a specialist school or college for young adults who have very complex needs including PMLD, SLD, and autism. The college Occupational Therapist will lead all OT onsite including writing programmes, delivering training to individuals and groups, and supporting students. The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for ordering and maintaining OT equipment.


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 personal specification for full details of the role.

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.

Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and 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.

Visits to the college are welcomed. Please contact a member of the HR team for an appointment on 02039629009

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 specifications.

Closing Date:                Ongoing

Interview Date:              TBA

Start Date:                    To be confirmed

Contract Type:              Full time, Permanent, term time plus 2 weeks in the summer holidays (total of 41 weeks)

Hours of work:               36.25 per week, Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Pay Scale:                    Hounslow Scale PO3 point 32 £40,614 per year pro rata to PO5 point 41 £ 49,890 per year pro rata(equivalent to NHS band 7)

Actual Salary:               From £37,148 to £45,632 per annum.


CV’s will not be accepted. NO AGENCIES.


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