Our Lady's Abingdon - Employment Opportunities at OLA

Employment Opportunities at OLA

Information for Prospective Candidates

Thank you for your interest in working at Our Lady’s Abingdon. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end we ask that all applicants read the following documents before applying for employment at OLA.

Shortlisted candidates only: prior to interview a social media check will be conducted and candidates will be asked to submit a DBS Self Disclosure Form.

Offers of employment are subject to a number of safeguarding checks which are detailed in  the Safer Recruitment document.  Measures include an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Right to work in the UK: the School is unable to offer sponsorship to those who do not already have the right to work in the UK. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide proof of their right to work at interview.

Please note that we are only able to provide individual feedback to candidates who attend interview.

Access School Application Forms Here

Unless directed otherwise, submissions should be made on the appropriate school application form and submitted via email to headspa@ola.org.uk.

Application forms are available to download here:

Teaching Staff Application Form

Non-Teaching Staff Application Form

Visiting Teacher Application Form

Please note that it is the  responsibility of candidates to ensure that applications are completed in full.  In the interests of fair and safe recruiting, the School cannot consider incomplete application forms or CV applications and any such applications will not be put forward for short-lisiting.


Unless directed otherwise, submissions should be made on the appropriate school application form and submitted via email to Julie Braley at headspa@ola.org.uk

Teaching Vacancies

Non-Teaching Vacancies

Casual Exam Invigilators

We always welcome enquiries from people who have an interest in joining our team of casual exam invigilators. Examinations can be stressful experiences for young people and we are looking for invigilators who can support our students through both their internal and external exams. Candidates should be sensitive to the varied needs of pupils and have a calm, organised approach. Full training will be provided.

If you are interested in exploring this post further please contact Mrs Julie Braley at headspa@ola.org.uk, or by telephone on 01235 524658, for an informal discussion, or submit a completed non-teaching staff application form which can be downloaded here.

Minibus Drivers

As OLA pupils travel from a wide catchment area, we are always interested in hearing from people who are interested in minibus driving. To be considered you must possess a valid driving licence which includes category D1 permission, and be happy to work split shifts before and after the school day.  To register your interest please contact Mrs Julie Braley, headspa@ola.org.uk, tel: 01235 524658.

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