Job Vacancies

Safeguarding and Pre-Employment Checks

Thank you for your interest in working at OLA. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to a number of safeguarding checks which are detailed in the document below.

We ask that all applicants read the following documents before applying for employment at Our Lady’s Abingdon.

Current Vacancies

Visiting Teacher of Violin (to start as soon as possible)

OLA has a busy and friendly Music Department, which is staffed by the Director of Music and one other classroom teacher, plus twelve visiting teachers. We currently seek a qualified and experienced visiting teacher of violin who can teach pupils from beginner to post-grade-8 standard. As our Lower School is located on the same site instrumental teachers are shared between schools, so the successful candidate may be required to teach Lower School pupils as well as seniors. Initially, we are looking for someone to teach for approximately two hours per week but the successful candidate will have the opportunity to recruit new pupils for this popular subject.  If you feel that you have the experience and enthusiasm to join this key department we would be delighted to hear from you. Full details of the role are available in the application pack which can be downloaded here.
Application deadline: Sunday 31 October 2021

Please use the button below to apply online via the TES website:

Site and Lettings Manager (to start asap)

The School seeks a reliable, dependable and trustworthy person to assume the role of Site and Lettings Manager.  The ideal candidate will have some experience of managing and overseeing site lettings, be confident in securing the school premises overnight and during closures, and possess good all-round d-i-y and maintenance skills to support the School as required.  Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities and a ‘can-do’ approach are valued attributes across the School. The working hours for this post are 4.00-10.00pm Monday to Friday, and 8.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday.  This is a full-time post working all year round with a 28 day holiday allowance.

For further details please download the Application Pack here.  Applications should be made using the school application form which is available to download below, or by contacting the School on 01235 524658. Applications will be considered as received until an appointment is made.

Minibus Driver / Site Manager (to start asap)

We seek a reliable, proactive, enthusiastic and happy person to join our small facilities team, working in this job-share position from 12.00 noon to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. The post is all year round, working 46 per weeks per year.

Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities and a ‘can-do’ approach are valued attributes across the School. Ideal candidates will be competent drivers with a full, clean UK driving licence who additionally possess good all-round maintenance skills to support the School as required.

For further details please download the Application Pack here.  Applications should be made using the school application form which is available to download below, or by contacting the School on 01235 524658. Applications will be considered as received until an appointment is made.

Business Office Assistant (term-time only, for January 2022)

We are looking for a conscientious, reliable person to join the existing small team in our School Business Office. The successful candidate will be a team player with initiative, highly organised, efficient and with a flexible approach.  The ability to work proactively and be willing to assist with whatever tasks present themselves on the day are key attributes for this post.  This is a term-time only role working 9.00am to 12.00noon, Monday to Friday, although there may be occasional times when some flexibility in working hours is required.

For further details please download the Application Pack here.  Applications should be made using the school application form which is available to download below, or by contacting the School on 01235 524658.  Deadline for applications: 31 October 2021.

School Nurse (term-time only, job share considered)

The Nurse’s key responsibility is to provide a clinically effective, high-quality service of nursing care to pupils alongside first aid care to all members of the school community. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, the post holder will also be responsible for the strategic development of school nursing provision in line with recommended best practice guidelines from the RCN.  For further information please see the attached Application Pack.  Candidates who wish to be considered on a job-share basis are encouraged to apply.

School Nurse – Applicant Information Pack

Please use the button below to apply online via the TES website:

Chef de partie

CH&CO are a group of chefs, nutritionists and people pleasers with a shared passion for food that fuels emotional positivity as well as physical wellbeing. In a world where what we consume is becoming ever faster and more disposable, we’re proud to take a more thoughtful, mindful approach to the food experiences we source, prepare and present.

CH&CO are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Chef to join our passionate and focused Kitchen Brigade, who embodies our passion for food providence, quality and fresh ingredients at this prestigious contract.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure designated area is ready for the start of service
  • Carry out all cleaning duties allocated in accordance with the unit cleaning schedule
  • Carry out mise-en-place
  • Monitor stockholding of perishable items delegated, and rotate stock effectively
  • Adhere to all Company and contract rules and regulations

Candidate Profile:

  • Someone with a desire and passion to cook with fresh quality ingredients sources from local producers
  • Ideally, you will have NVQ level 1 or 2 in food preparation and cooking or equivalent
  • We are looking for someone who is willing to always push culinary boundaries

Desired Experience: similar experience in as a CDP position.

Please use the button below to apply via email to the Deputy Catering Manager at Our Lady’s Abingdon.

What people say about us

“I’ve never felt more at ease as a new member of staff in a school. OLA is rich with kind staff and welcoming students which creates the family atmosphere necessary to realise the school’s ethos. As a teacher of 10+ years it is refreshing to find pastoral care so firmly at the centre of culture and practice, the benefits of which are evident the moment you step through the door.“

– Appointed HoD September 2020

Are you a graduate interested in Teaching?

Graduates interested in teaching can find advice below from the Independent Schools Council.

Independent Schools Council – Teaching Training