Work With Us

Vacancies

WORKING AT OHS

 All our roles are full-time and we only employ fully-qualified therapists and teachers. 

 The specialist nature of our schools means we do not: make use of volunteers; accommodate student/trainee placements; employ unqualified teachers or teaching assistants; use temporary, agency or supply staff.


 

benefits of working at ohs

 An opportunity to be part of our unique, seamless therapeutic team model. 

 Competitive starting salaries and opportunities for performance-linked progression.  

 Vitality's private healthcare package which includes health, medical and dental insurance, lifestyle benefits, heavily-discounted gym membership and various rewards.

 An Apple MacBook to use at school and at home. 

 A daily lunch, cooked by our outstanding school chefs. 

 Optional reflective practice and private counselling, provided by our therapists.

 Opportunities for high-quality professional development, career progression and outstanding performance awards and bonuses.

 Financial support of up to 100% towards relevant professional qualifications.

 The Nest workplace pension.

 Over 14 weeks of holiday, in line with our innovative term dates model

 
OUR CURRENT VACANCIES

OHS, LONDON – VAUXHALL (KS1–2)

 There are no current vacancies at OHS, Vauxhall.

OHS, LONDON – WALWORTH (KS3)

We are seeking a qualified teacher specialising in a core subject to join our Key Stage 3 team from 5 September 2022.  The post is not suitable for ECTs. 

We also have an exciting opportunity for an experienced chef and cooking teacher to join us from 7 November 2022.

Job description: teacher

Job description: chef and cooking teacher

OHS, LONDON – KENNINGTON (KS4)

There are no current vacancies at OHS, Kennington.

OHS, ESSEX – GREAT BADDOW, CHELMSFORD (KS1–2)

We have exciting opportunities for primary teachers to join the team at our brand-new premises from 5 September 2022. Posts are suitable for ECTs. 

We also have an exciting opportunity for an experienced chef and cooking teacher to join us at our brand-new premises and kitchen from January 2023.

Job description: teacher

Job description: chef & cooking teacher

 

HOW TO REGISTER AN INITIAL INTEREST

To be considered for any of the above roles please email an up-to-date copy of your CV to hr@ohs.uk along with a brief statement, outlining why you would like to work at Octavia House Schools and how you feel your experience makes you a suitable candidate. Those demonstrating suitability will be invited to an informal meeting with the executive principal.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Having expressed an initial interest, visited our schools, and met informally with our executive principal, suitable applicants will be asked to formalise their candidacy by completing both our application and self-disclosure forms in full:

 1. Application form 

Please download, complete electronically in full and return to hr@ohs.uk

AND

 2. Self-disclosure form 

Please download, print, complete by hand in full and bring with you on the day of your formal interview in a sealed envelope.

 

TRIAL VISIT & FINAL INTERVIEW

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to attend a trial visit and teach a lesson (if applicable) before having a final, formal interview with the executive principal and CEO.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARDING

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all our staff to share this commitment. Our vacancies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Pre-employment checks will be carried out, professional references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies. We comply with the DBS code of practice, which is available here.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; the nature of the position and the circumstances and context of your offences will be considered. If you are unsure whether you need to disclose criminal information, you should seek legal advice or you may wish to contact Nacro (https://www.nacro.org.uk/criminal-record-support-service, 0300 123 1999) or Unlock (http://hub.unlock.org.uk/contact, 01634 247350) for impartial advice. There is more information on filtering and protected offences on the Ministry of Justice website. You may also find this flowchart useful.