Work with us

Thank you for your interest in working for Talbot House Trust.  Our current vacancies are listed below.


About Us

Talbot House Trust is a children’s charity, based in the west of Newcastle upon Tyne, with an independent SEMH school for children from age 5 to 18, a vocational skills centre and a residential children’s home. Our children have a range of special educational needs, having struggled in mainstream educational facilities. Using our own blend of pastoral techniques and educational flexibility, Talbot House celebrates the achievements of each child and supports them to success.


We aim to ensure every child aspires to become the best they can be. To achieve this, our staff must also aspire to be the best they can be and share our values; to care for, respect and support one another in this endeavour.



Talbot House Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure. All appointments are subject to our Safer Recruitment Policy (below).  Please read this prior to submitting your application.





To apply for a post with us please complete our application form and diversity monitoring form:








Completion of our diversity monitoring form would help us greatly in monitoring the effectiveness of our recruitment process and in understanding candidates interested in working for us.  However, it is not mandatory and it will not affect your application in any way.  As per the Data Protection Act 1998, this information will be used for research and statistical analysis only.


Please email your completed forms to  If you would prefer to complete your form in hardcopy format, please mark it for the attention of:  Human Resources and post it to: Talbot House Trust, Hexham Road, Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8HW.


Please note that we do not accept CVs and candidates will only be considered by completing an application form before the specified closing date and time.


Reasonable Adjustments

In line with the Equality Act 2010 and our Equal Opportunities Policy, we aim to be a fully inclusive employer and will make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. If you have a disability and require a reasonable adjustment to be put in place to assist you in any aspect of the recruitment process, please contact HR.

Tips for Applicants 

Please see our quick guide to help applicants complete our application form.

Your Information

Any information you provide during the recruitment process will be confidentially stored. Once the process is complete, data relating to unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed, after a fixed period.


If you have any queries about the recruitment process please contact HR, Tel: 0191 229 0111.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Current Vacancies

Learning Support Assistant – Primary (2 x vacancies)


Learning Support Assistant – Secondary (2 x vacancies)


We currently have several exciting opportunities to join our Trust as an LSA within our Primary or Secondary School on a full time, permanent basis.


We would welcome applications who hold a NVQ Level 3 or relevant qualifications, training or experience with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a SEN school or with SEN children with SEMH or other complex needs. Full details can be found within the Job Descriptions and Personal Specification below.


Full induction and ongoing training will be provided.

Apply by completing an Application Pack (Application Form, Safer Recruitment Form and Diversity Form), which can be found above. Please note: we are unable to accept CVs, applicants must fully complete an Application Pack.

These roles will remain open until midnight on Monday, 13 July 2020.

Interview Dates: TBC.


The successful applicants would be expected to start these roles in September 2020, following the summer holidays.

 LSA - Primary & Secondary

Person Specification

 LSA - Secondary

Job Description

 LSA - Primary

Job Description

Voluntary Roles: Chair, Trustees and Governors

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Chair and several Trustees and/or Governors to join our Trust on a voluntary basis.


We would welcome applications for these important roles from enthusiastic and reliable individuals who have a genuine interest in the welfare, care and development of children and young people with social, emotional or mental health consideration.


Ideally the individual for the role of Chair will have previous experience or knowledge of a similar role, Trustees and Governors do not need prior experience but do need to share our passion about our services. Full induction and ongoing training will be provided.

The Trust does require a level of commitment for the roles with an expectation to meet up to 4 evenings per year for full board meetings, and Governors are allocated to committees which also meet 4 times a year.

Apply by completing an Application Pack (Application Form, Safer Recruitment Form and Diversity Form), which can be found above.

These roles will remain open for the foreseeable future, however, will close once we feel we have found suitable volunteers.

Interview Dates: TBC

 Chair of Trustees information

 Trustee and Governors Information

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