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Vacancies

WORKING AT OHS

 All roles are full-time and we only employ fully-qualified therapists and teachers who have successfully completed their induction periods. 

Our term dates (which are different to most schools) are available here

Our pay and reward structure is available here

 The specialist nature of our schools means we cannot make use of volunteers or accommodate student/trainee placements.

 We never employ or make use of temporary, agency or supply staff.


 

BENEFITS  

 An opportunity to be part of our seamless therapeutic and team-teacher model.

 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. 

Reflective practice, facilitated by our therapists, and private counselling, as required. 

 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. 

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

TEACHERS AT VAUXHALL AND WALWORTH

We are always looking for excellent qualified teachers.

We are currently seeking talented and effective primary specialists to work at our primary site, Vauxhall, and a lower-secondary English and PSHCE / humanities specialist with QTS, to work at our lower-secondary site, Walworth. 

Start date: September 2021.

Salary: competitive, in addition to the benefits listed above.

Job description 

SPEECH & LANGUAGE therapist ACROSS SCHOOLS

We are always looking for excellent qualified therapists.

We have an exciting opportunity for a speech and language therapist. 

Start date: Immediate or September 2021.

Salary: competitive, in addition to the benefits listed above.

Job description  

TEACHER & ADMINISTRATOR AT GREAT baddow

We have exciting new opportunities for talented individuals to join us at our new primary site in Great Baddow, Essex. We are currently recruiting a primary teacher with QTS and an administrator.   

Start date: September 2021.

Salary: competitive, in addition to the benefits listed above.

Job descriptions

SCHOOL NURSE ACROSS SCHOOLS

We are currently seeking a dedicated and passionate school nurse to work across all of our school sites, ensuring that all of our pupils' health needs are met. 

Start date: September 2021.

Salary: competitive, in addition to the benefits listed above.

Job descriptions

 

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 whose CV indicates suitability for the position in question will be invited to visit the schools to meet with a senior head or the executive headteacher for an informal meeting.

 

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. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Having visited our schools, suitable applicants will be asked to formalise their candidacy by completing our application and self-disclosure forms:

 Application form  (download, complete electronically and return to hr@ohs.uk).

 Self-disclosure form (download, print, complete by hand and bring with you on the day of your formal interview in a sealed envelope).

 

FINAL INTERVIEW

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to attend a full or partial trial day before having a final, formal interview with at least two safer-recruitment trained leaders.