At the Young People’s Academy, we aim to give every student the opportunity to succeed whether it is in the classroom, on the sports field, in the local community or in one of the many extra-curricular activities.

We understand that many of our pupils come here having had very difficult experiences of school in the past. With the skill and dedication of our staff, we aim to reconnect them with education so they can make progress to becoming successful adults.

If you feel you have the drive, skills and passion to enable our students to achieve, please call us on 01895 446 747 or email to speak about job opportunities at the Young People’s Academy.



Available Jobs

Senior School Office Manager (Grade PO2, £32,628 - £35,286 per annum)

Location: The Skills Hub & Young People’s Academy, Hillingdon Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday – Friday, throughout the year

The Young People’s Academy is a secondary co-educational special school for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and The Skills Hub is an alternative provision for students who cannot attend mainstream school for a variety of reasons. Both are based in Hillingdon. The schools aim to provide a therapeutic environment to support young people’s academic journey and psychological wellbeing.

We are seeking to appoint an Office Manager for a varied role in our school. You will manage the full range of administrative support to the Executive Head and Senior Managers, and take overall responsibility for managing the building and facilities.

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to develop skills and experience within a family of providers
  • staff and an Executive Board who are committed and dedicated to success
  • support and guidance from the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust

The Skills Hub and Young People’s Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

To apply please send your completed application form to Shahena Tarapdar at Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

It is strongly advised that you contact the school to arrange a visit. To arrange, or to discuss the post further with the Principal please phone 01895 446747.

Closing date for applications:   5.00pm on Friday 6th April 2018

Interview Date:   w/c 16th April 2018

Closing Date: 06/04/2018

YPA has a good understanding and built a rapport with my son. He has been happy and well cared for to the point where he has met his full potential and thrived. The right balance and structure has provided for my son’s complex needs. Thank you for your continuous support.  Parent

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