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

Interim Head of Computer Science

Computer Science is one of the most popular subject options amongst pupils at OLA.  We seek a well-qualified and experienced teacher of GCSE and A Level to lead the department until the end of the current school year. The post is full-time, commencing as soon as possible.

At both GCSE and A Level, pupils currently follow the OCR specification.  From KS3 onwards pupils are taught the Python programming language. However much more is covered including Micro:bits, html, cyber security, digital literacy, problem solving and e-safety.  The successful candidate will be able to harness the enthusiasm of pupils across all year groups as well as offering a co-curricular club aimed at developing the interest of pupils in this area.

Interested parties are asked to email the school for an informal discussion in the first instance via the button below, or by phone 01235 524658.

School Receptionist (job share considered)

We seek a dependable, enthusiastic and organised person to join the school in this central role. The Receptionist is the first point of contact for most parties contacting the school and as such, plays a vital role in portraying the school in a friendly, professional manner. Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate will have responsibility for the daily operation of the reception desk and associated duties.   The post is term-time plus 10 weeks, and we welcome applications from candidates applying on either a sole or job-share basis. For further information please see the attached Application Pack.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a successful appointment is made.

School Receptionist – Applicant Information Pack

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

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:

Permanent Afternoon Cleaner

We seek a reliable person to join our small cleaning team, working Monday to Friday, 4hrs a day from 16:00 to 20:00.
Applications should be made via email to Anna Dabal at Rapid Clean.

Please use the button below to apply via email:

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