Care Manager

Oak Lodge School                                                            

101 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 8NA

Tel : 02086733453

Email :



Residential Grade: D Spine Points 23 – 28

Actual Salary £23,947.99 – £25,998.30 for

30 Hours per week, Term Time Only (TTO 39 weeks)

(Full Time Equivalent £32,868.00 - £35,682.00)

This appointment is on a fixed term basis initially for 1 year


Oak Lodge is a mixed maintained regional day and residential school in the London Borough of Wandsworth.  It is situated near to both Wandsworth and Clapham commons with good transport links. Parking is available on-site.

Oak Lodge School provides education for pupils aged 10 to 19 from 32 local authorities. The provision is for students :

  • Who are D/deaf
  • Who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

(The term D/deaf is used throughout education and research to describe students who are Deaf (British Sign Language users) and deaf (who are hard of hearing and tend to communicate more orally).

The school follows a student-centred multi-modal approach to communication. You will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant and innovative learning community 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. Pupils are enthusiastic and friendly and enjoy a varied academic and vocational curriculum.

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 Care Manager 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. A working day currently falls between the hours of 7am – 9am and 1.30pm – 11pm. We are looking for a Care Manager that has excellent communication skills, with a good knowledge of d/Deafness, communication difficulties, challenging behavior and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The candidate must have minimum one year experience working in residential setting, plus have knowledge of the minimum care standards for Residential Special Schools.

For further information on this post please contact Ruth Kelly . Applications or full statements of interest should be emailed to


Closing date:  Monday 27th June 2022 at 12 Midday.

Interviews will be confirmed after shortlisting has been finalised

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.


Please note CV’s are not accepted.