Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding Specialist College (Ofsted, November 2019) offering life-changing learning opportunities to young people and adults with a range of special education needs and/or disabilities. We have eight vibrant community-based College Centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of over 400 students.
Students who study with us have a wide range of needs including profound and multiple learning disabilities, communication and behavioural difficulties and specific medical needs. All students are individuals, and their learning programme is designed to support and empower them to achieve their aspirations and goals, whilst developing skills to become more independent members of their community.
Orchard Hill College is a truly unique and rewarding place to work with inspirational students and a dynamic and supportive staff team.
The College is also an Academy sponsor and established Orchard Hill College Academy Trust in 2013 which is home to 15 special schools. Together Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust provide for over 1500 pupils and students with SEN across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. To find out more about Orchard Hill College please visit https://orchardhill.ac.uk/.
We are looking for a Senior Teaching Aide to join our busy, vibrant College, where our committed workforce is dedicated to empowering and enabling students to achieve.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our teaching teams and support our Lecturers in delivering the curriculum. You will be required to deputise for Lecturers and prepare, plan and implement educational activities. You will also be required to ensure that an effective level of support and care is on offer to encourage and enable students to participate fully in activities.
You should have experience of working, caring or voluntary work with people who have learning difficulties and disabilities. Experience of working within a team is also essential. We deliver a range of courses to our students throughout the year and may need our staff to work at any centre.
Please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience, and knowledge we are looking for.
Orchard Hill College is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/.
For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact HR via email email@example.com.
To apply for this role, please click here to download an application form. Once this is completed, please send directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.
Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.
Closing date: Wednesday 12th July 2023
Interview date: Week Commencing Monday 17th July 2023
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.