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Oaklands School & Great Oaks College

Oaklands is an Outstanding special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism.. We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the school and college.

Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development. In 2018 we relocated to our purpose built new school building (close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links) that offers state of the art facilities for our students. In time, the primary and secondary schools will be based on two sites with New Oaks Primary moving back to Woodlands Road once refurbishment is completed in 2020.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a caretaker to join us. The main location of work will be at our Gresham Road site,however you may be required to carry out duties at the Woodlands Road site at times. The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring the security and maintenance of the school building. Responsibilities will include ensuring maintenance of the plant, facilities and fabric of the school building and the grounds of the school; Dealing with helpdesk tickets and promoting Health and Safety to staff, students and visitors at all times. You must have GCSEs (or equivalent) in both English and Maths. A NVQ level 3 qualification is desirable.

Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school 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 both Oaklands schools and Great Oaks Colleges website:  or

Visits to the college are welcomed. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment on 0208 560 3569 (option 3)

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, 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:           9am on Monday 1st June 2020

Start Date:              As soon as possible

Interview Date:       Thursday 4th June 2020                           

Pay Scale:               Hounslow Pay Scale 4 to Scale 5 

Scale 5 will only be considered for those who have a level 3 NVQ qualification or equivalent.

Actual Salary:         £22377 - £25809 per annum

Contract Type:         Full time and permanent

Hours of work:         36 hours per week; times to be confirmed. Applicants must be willing to work weekends when required.

CV’s will not be accepted.  No Agencies Please