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Oaklands College, is a vibrant, inclusive and progressive Further Education College, with a commitment to student success provided through the best possible learning environment and student experience        

About Us

We are a large further education college in Hertfordshire with campuses in Welwyn Garden City and St. Albans, and a further training provision in Borehamwood. We offer around 1,500 full and part-time courses to nearly 10,000 students, who come from Hertfordshire and further afield. Our courses range from vocational courses with strong links to employers through to elite sports, the arts and a wide variety of A Levels. We are also nationally recognised for our outstanding provision for students with mild and severe learning difficulties. Here you will be able to choose from a wide range of courses, both part-time and full-time, including Arts, Media, Publishing, Health, Public Services, Construction, Horticulture, Equine, Beauty, Music and Forensic Science, to name a few. We also run our own work-based learning programmes, with close links to local employers, and offer Apprenticeships and Entry to Employment.  

Working for Us

 Why work for us? Oaklands College, is a vibrant, inclusive and progressive Further Education College, with a commitment to student success provided through the best possible learning environment and student experience. We have two campuses based across Hertfordshire: Welwyn Garden City, St Albans and a further training provision in Borehamwood. Have you thought about a career in teaching? Oaklands College are looking for knowledgeable and experienced candidates who want to share and pass on their passion to our students. You bring the experience, and we bring the training. If you are looking for a career change, why not speak to us about using your passion, skills and expertise to inspire the next generation. Full time or Flexible We are constantly updating our vacancies with opportunities for both full time and part time positions that can work around your life and family. Your experience matters – and we would welcome the chance to see if we can offer these additional and flexible hours you need. Share your experience Currently, we are looking for talented individuals to work in the following areas: •          Construction / Engineering •          Work based Learning and Assessors •          Business and ICT •          Science and Technology •          Animal Care •          SEN (Student Support Assistants and Learning Support Assistants) •          Hospitality and Catering •          Beauty •          Administration •          Facilities (drivers / maintenance workers) •          Sport •          GCSE and A Level •          Functional Skills •          Adult Community Learning    What next? Our recruitment team would love to speak with you to see how we can help you put your skills and experience to good use with us. Call us now for an informal chat on 01727 737000 or email jobs@oaklands.ac.uk  

SEN – Student Support Assistants


Are you interested in helping our learners achieve their full potential?

Oaklands College is home to one of the largest SEN provisions for students aged 16-24 in Hertfordshire. The Springfield and Supported Learning departments support a range of learners with both moderate and severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The college also has a specialist department for students with Autism and is accredited through the National Autistic Society (NAS). 

Our SEN student support assistants work with our learners who need additional support and guidance before moving onto another supportive programme, or further education, training and work. Support needed varies from student to student. Some of our students require high levels of assistance with personal care, feeding and administering of medication. Additionally, some can display behaviours that are challenging and difficult to manage. Higher functioning students are able to work more independently and may not require any support with their personal care needs. Experience of moving and handling skills in the work place would be an advantage, as well as familiarity with the use of hoists.

Although your assistance would be mostly practically based, emphasis is also placed on personal and social education, use of community services, information technology, literacy and numeracy, the development of employability and decision making skills. You will also work with tutors and students in the classroom and in practical activities.

If you have the following; 2 year’s general work experience of working with students in either schools, adult education, prisons or voluntary/charitable organisations and a Good standard of education 5 GCSE’s grade C or above or equivalent qualification or extensive experience then want to hear from you.

We have a range of posts with variable hours ranging from 2-5 day posts term time only; the core working hours for the role will be from 8:45am – 3:45pm (Wednesday – 4:45pm)

If you are interested in coming to work for us email your CV to Rachel.ziemelis@oaklands.ac.uk or for an informal chat/tour of the Entry provision before submitted your CV please call 01727 737379