Our Lady's Abingdon - Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

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 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.

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.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a DBS Self Disclosure Form prior to interview and successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Offers of employment are subject to a number of safeguarding checks which are detailed in the Safer Recruitment document.

School Application Forms

Unless directed otherwise, submissions should be made on the appropriate school application form and sent 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.

 

Teaching Vacancies

Teacher of English (for January 2023)

English is very much at the heart of the OLA curriculum and we seek a well-qualified, enthusiastic teacher to join this key department in a full-time role.  The successful applicant will join a strong and committed team which has achieved excellent public examination results in recent years.

For full details of the role please see the Application Pack here.

Applications should be made via the school application form  which is accessible here.

Submissions should be made to the Deputy Head, Dr Beth Reynaert at breynaert@ola.org.uk

Applications received over the summer break will be considered at the start of the new school year. Applications will be accepted until a successful appointment is made.

 

Non-Teaching Vacancies

Technician to Art, Textiles and Food Departments

We are looking for a proactive, organised and efficient person to take on this busy, multi-faceted role within our Creative Arts Faculty. The postholder will be key to supporting teaching and learning by assisting teaching staff in providing a  rich programme of activities.

The post is term-time only, working 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

For full details of the role please see the Application Pack here.

Applications should be made using the non-teaching staff application form available here.  

Submissions should be made to the Head of Textiles, Mrs Chrissi Sharkey at csharkey@ola.org.uk

Applications will be accepted until a successful appointment is made.

 

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

A reliable, conscientious and empathetic person is required to assist the School’s Learning Support and Pastoral Teams.  Duties will include providing support for teaching and learning and associated activities, working with pupils with SEND/SEMH, attachment and trauma issues, in accordance with school policies and procedures. This may include providing general support for whole class learning activities, or supporting individuals or small groups of pupils. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a collaborative team whilst having responsibility for their own area of work. Safeguarding, mental health and other appropriate training will be provided.

The post is term-time only, working 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

For full details of the role please see the Application Pack here.

Applications should be made using the non-teaching staff application form available here.  

Submissions should be made to the Deputy Head, Dr Beth Reynaert at breynaert@ola.org.uk

Applications received over the summer break will be considered at the start of the new school year. Applications will be accepted until a successful appointment is made.

Chaplaincy Coordinator

The role we are looking to fill is important to the flourishing of the school. The purpose of the Chaplaincy Coordinator is to actively support staff and pupils in equipping them to share in the mission of OLA and the Church. In this way, the role of the Chaplaincy Coordinator supports the responsibility of all staff to invite, foster and encourage the Catholic life of the school.  The Chaplaincy Coordinator may also work to enhance the Religious Education curriculum where appropriate.

For full details of the role please see the Application Pack here.

Applications should be made using the non-teaching staff application form available here.

Submissions should be made to the Deputy Head, Dr Beth Reynaert at breynaert@ola.org.uk

Applications received over the summer break will be considered at the start of the new school year. Applications will be accepted until a successful appointment is made.

 

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