Vacancies

Oak Lodge School is a Good School (OFSTED 2016) with an Outstanding residential provision (OFSTED 2019), for students aged 10 -19 who are D/deaf and/or who have speech language and communication needs. There are 15 residential placements (weekly boarding).

Oak Lodge is in the Borough of Wandsworth but takes in students from across London. It is situated near to both Wandsworth and Clapham commons with good transport links. Parking is available on-site.

The school follows a student-centred multi-modal approach to communication. We would like to welcome you to become part of our vibrant and innovative learning community. You will have the opportunity to work in a happy and harmonious school which promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education. We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly. Students are enthusiastic and friendly and enjoy a varied academic and vocational curriculum.

There is a mandatory requirement for all teachers working at Oak Lodge to have a “Teacher of the Deaf” qualification or be prepared to study for this within three years of taking up the post.

We would like all our staff to be able to communicate by signing. If you do not currently have this skill at BSL Level 2, then the school will assist with training.

Please call or email the school if you would like to arrange a visit. 

Wandsworth Application form – here

CASUAL RESIDENTIAL WORKER

Salary: Grade B Spine 9 – 14 (£24,486 – £26,772) pro-rata – (£12.69 – £13.87 per hour)
Hours: Vary
Start: As soon as possible
Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2019 at noon
Interviews: Friday 5th July 2019

Oak Lodge School aims to: Empower, inspire, encourage and challenge our young people to develop the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills to become thinking, resilient citizens who can succeed in a changing world.

Oak Lodge School follows a student-centred, multi-modal approach to communication. We would like to welcome you to become part of our vibrant and innovative learning community, to have the opportunity to work in our happy and harmonious school, that promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education. We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly.

Phoenix House Residential Service forms an integral part of the school. We provide accommodation for a maximum of fifteen young people aged 11-19 years.

Phoenix House is looking for a Casual Residential Worker to provide support for students with a wide range of needs and communication methods. The students reside in Phoenix House for 1-4 nights a week and staff are required to undertake limited sleep-in duties to facilitate this.

Shift hours available are usually between the hours of 7am–9am and 3pm–10.30pm. There may be some sleep – in duties available. We are looking for a Casual Residential Worker who has excellent communication skills, with a good knowledge of D/deafness, communication difficulties, positive behaviour management and additional health and educational needs. Experience of personal care support is preferable.

For further information and to apply please download an application form below:
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk
Please note CV’s are not accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

RESIDENTIAL WORKER (MATERNITY COVER)

Salary: Grade B CPS 9 – 14 (£24,486 – £26,772)
Hours: 40 hours per week (39 weeks Term Time Only)
Start: 2nd September 2019
Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2019 at noon
Interviews: Friday 5th July 2019

Maternity cover related contract

Oak Lodge School aims to: Empower, inspire, encourage and challenge our young people to develop the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills to become thinking, resilient citizens who can succeed in a changing world. Oak Lodge School follows a student-centred, multi-modal approach to communication. We would like to welcome you to become part of our vibrant and innovative learning community, to have the opportunity to work in our happy and harmonious school, that promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education. We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly.

Phoenix House Residential Service forms an integral part of the school. We provide accommodation for a maximum of fifteen young people aged 11-19 years.
Phoenix House is looking for a Residential Worker to provide support for students with a wide range of needs and communication methods. The students reside in Phoenix House for 1-4 nights a week and staff are required to undertake limited sleep-in duties to facilitate this.
Staff must be able to work shift hours, on rota, as required, usually between the hours of 7am–9am and 3pm–10.30pm plus sleep –in duties. We are looking for a Residential Worker who has excellent communication skills, with a good knowledge of D/deafness, communication difficulties, positive behaviour management and additional health and educational needs. Experience of personal care support is preferable.

For further information and to apply please download an application form below:
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk
Please note CV’s are not accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

WAKING NIGHT OFFICER

Salary: Grade A CPS 16 – 21 (£21,726 – £24,081)
Hours: 40 hours per week (39 weeks Term Time Only)
Start: To start as soon as possible
Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 18th June 2019
EVENT-LINKED CONTRACT LINKED TO A STUDENT’S PLACEMENT

Phoenix House Residential Service forms an integral part of the school. We provide accommodation for a maximum of fifteen young people aged 11 -19 years.

Phoenix House is looking for a Waking Night Officer to provide overnight support for students with a wide range of needs and communication methods. The students reside in Phoenix House for 1-4 nights a week and this role requires the person to stay awake to support students overnight Monday-Thursday. The Waking Night Officer will also be required to support students with getting up and ready for school including support with breakfast from 7am until 8.30am.

A working day usually falls between the hours of 10.30pm – 8.30am. We are looking for a Waking Night Officer that has excellent communication skills, with a good knowledge of d/Deafness, communication difficulties, challenging behaviour and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

For further information and to apply please download an application form below:
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk
Please note CV’s are not accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

TEACHER OF THE DEAF (English and / or Maths)

Salary: MPS – UPS Pay Scale + SEN

Additional leadership opportunities available for the right candidate.

We welcome applications from those seeking part-time or full time hours.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible and committed teacher to join our team.

The successful applicant will:

  • Offer a subject specialism in English or Maths. (The ability to offer a second subject is desirable)
  • Be a dynamic and creative teacher with an innovative understanding of teaching and learning in relation to D/deaf students and those with SCLN needs.
  • Be ambitious and problem-solving in raising achievement of all students.
  • Be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively in British Sign Language and / or be committed to further training if required


Applications are welcome from Qualified Teachers of the Deaf and those who are currently training.

For further information and to apply please download an application form below:
Job description
Person Specification
Application Form

Applications should be emailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk or posted to Elizabeth Reda at the school address.
Please note CV’s are not accepted.

To arrange a visit please contact the Executive Headteacher, Derek Kitchin.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Oak Lodge values the contributions that volunteers can make to our school. They can help us to address the diverse interests, needs, and resources of our pupils, and can bring a unique perspective to our work. We welcome volunteers as a core part of our team, with the distinctive but complementary role they can play alongside our paid staff.

Anyone who would like more information about volunteering at Oak Lodge should contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email the first instance with their CV and a cover letter detailing how long you wish to have the placement, why, what times and days suit you, what experiences you can bring to the school and whether you have any understanding of BSL.

The area of work and the level of involvement for volunteers is arranged on an individual basis. We do not ever use volunteers to replace our paid staff.

Volunteer Coordinator – Liz Reda
Email: recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk
Tel number: 020 8673 3453