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Job Opportunities

Looking for a career working with children and young people with special needs? 


We currently have the following vacancy:-


Learning Support Assistant

Tunbridge Wells site

Working Monday to Friday, 33½ hours per week, term time only


Our Mission: Children and Young People at the heart of all we do.

Our Ethos:     Work Hard, Be Kind, Have Fun, Stay Safe


We are seeking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to join our friendly, positive and forward-looking team at our Tunbridge Wells site.


As a Learning Support Assistant you would work closely with the teaching staff to support our pupils in all aspects of their learning, social development, personal needs and developing their skills for life and independence.  In this role you will be able to make a big difference to our children, all of whom have a wide range of severe and/or complex needs, with communication and learning difficulties.  The postholder will be based at our Tunbridge Wells site, but must be prepared to travel to, and work at, our Tonbridge site.


Candidates do not need experience of working in a special needs or education environment, although it would be advantageous, as would experience of Early Years.  Excellent literacy and numeracy skills are essential, along with flexibility, resilience, strong communication and team working skills.


There are many career development opportunities for those interested in progression, including into teaching and other types of work with children and young people.


The hours are 33.5 per week, working Monday to Friday, term time only.  The salary is within Kent Range Bands 3 to 4, £18,639 to £19,885 (including SEN allowance) per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) and reduced pro-rata for the hours/weeks actually worked. 


Closing date is Friday, 6th March 2020.  


If you are interested please complete the application form below and e-mail it to or post it to Oakley School, Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4NE  Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.


Oakley School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, a commitment we expect all staff to share and uphold.