Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college that is co-located within Oaklands School in a new 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. However, in September 2025 we are relocating to a new building in Sunbury.

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 physiotherapist to provide an onsite physiotherapy 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 physiotherapist will lead on all physiotherapy onsite including writing physiotherapy programmes, delivering training to individuals and groups and supporting students. It is essential that the candidate will be experienced and confident with hydrotherapy, inclusive of writing hydrotherapy programmes, leading on hydrotherapy in the water and supporting staff to understand hydrotherapy programmes. The physiotherapist will be responsible for ordering and maintaining physio 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:

  • An employee assistance programme,
  • 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 nforeseeable 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 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

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:             Monday, 29th of April at 9 am, 2024

Interview Date:          Monday, 13th of May, 2024

Start Date:                TBA (depending on the compliance checks)

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

Pay Scale:                  Inner London Pay Scale PO3 point 32, £43,824 per year pro rata to PO5 point 41, £53,109 per year pro rata

Hours of work:              29 hours a week -4 days per week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 1 other day based on needs of the  successful candidate

Actual Salary:                £32,204 to £39,027 per annum.

CV’s will not be accepted. NO AGENCIES.


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