Motor Vehicle Assistant

Job Title:         Motor Vehicle Assistant

Salary:             Actual salary up to £21,500 dependant on experience + opportunity for overtime

Location:         The Grange Therapeutic School, Nr Oakham

Start Date:       August 2021

Hours:             37.5 hours per week 8.30am- 4.30pm (4pm Friday)

Contract:         Term Time plus 1 week

If you are very child focused and really want to make your mark improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Motor Vehicle Assistant to join The Grange Therapeutic School team and support pupils in our new mechanics suite.

About the School

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people aged 8 -18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Our school is based in a Victorian country house in Leicestershire with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals. At our last Ofsted inspection in 2018 the school was rated “Outstanding” for behaviour and leadership.

We offer the chance to teach in an environment where the emphasis is on excellent classroom practice with groups of up to 6 pupils and relationships are the key to success. Therefore we need hardworking, child centred staff who are resilient and willing to go the extra mile. In return we offer significant investment in your professional development, a supportive staff group and opportunities for progression for ambitious staff

About the Role

We want a hard-working and inspirational Motor Vehicle assistant to support the Instructor of Motor Vehicle and support pupils in class to gain qualifications to L2.

You will be based in our new motor vehicle suite and work with small groups to support pupils in gaining skills and qualifications. Most pupils will be13 plus.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone with drive and a willingness to go the extra mile to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Strong inter-personal skills, team working and a sense of humour are also vital. Must be honest, trustworthy and reliable and empathetic to working with young people with special educational needs and their families and carers.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

Essential Criteria

  • L2 qualification in a Motor Vehicle discipline or extensive experience
  • Experience working with young people
  • Be passionate about improving the outcomes for young people
  • Personal resilience
  • Driving licence and car due to location.

Why work for us

  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Outcomes First website  If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or wish to visit the school please contact the office on or 01664 454264


Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

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