Head of Care

Head of Care

Oak Lodge School


Grade:     Residential Officer Grade D spine 23 to Grade E spine 33 (depending on experience and qualifications)

Salary:             £37,575 - £44,862 FTE per annum

Actual salary: £37,000 - £44,176 term time only (39 weeks), 40 hours per week with flexibility of day time, evening, and sleep-in duties

Oak Lodge School aims to:

Empower, inspire, encourage and challenge our young people to develop the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills to become thinking, responsible citizens who can succeed in a changing world.

Our Phoenix House Residential Unit is an integral part of the offer we have available for up to seventeen young people aged 11 -19 years. Weekly boarders flourish in the warm family atmosphere and become responsible, confident and independent young people.

OFSTED rate - GOOD. Oak Lodge is looking for an exceptional person to step into the role of Head of Care. Said individual will have experience and skills we are looking for (see Person Specification) and an understanding of the needs of pupils with hearing, speech, language and communication challenges. If you meet the criteria, you will get to lead a team of dedicated and experienced staff.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package:

-      Automatic enrolment onto the generous Local Government Pension Scheme
-      Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 free mental health support, and financial and legal advice
-      Extensive training package and CPD opportunities
-      Membership with the Smart School Benefits programme (offering a range of savings, from gym memberships to retail stores)
-      Cycle2Work scheme


If you’re interested in this post, please contact the Headteacher, Caroline Rowlandson on 0208 673 3453 to arrange a visit and meet some of the staff and pupils.

For further information and to apply please download the application form and supporting documents attached below.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing date: 1st July 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 8th July 2024

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.