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What can you gain from a career at Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust?

Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is an exciting, forward-thinking organisation, and there are many benefits to embarking on your career with us. There are plenty of reasons to join OHC&AT, here are just a few:

– a strong ethos and culture focused on pupils and students with SEN

– comprehensive training and development from our in-house Training School

– scope for career progression across our College Centres and Academies

– generous annual leave and flexible working schemes

– defined benefits pension scheme

– childcare vouchers and enhanced parental leave schemes

– membership to Perkbox for benefits, vouchers and freebies

Please see below the current vacancies available across OHC&AT or email us on jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk to register your interest.



Available Jobs

Pastoral and Learning Support Assistant

Scale R3, £17,912.49 - £19,387.15 per annum (FTE £21,828 - £23,625).
Grafham Grange, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0LH.
34.5 hours per week, Term Time only, 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am – 3.30pm Friday with 30 minute unpaid break. Temporary contract – please contact the Principal to discuss.
End Date: 04/12/2020

Job Description:

Do you have the skills to communicate and support young people with challenging behaviour?

Your interaction with these students could make a difference to their chances in education and life? Do you have the desire to make this happen?

Speech & Language Therapist Band 5+ – Nightingale Community Academy

Band 5: SC5/SC6 £26,543 - £31,728 FTE / Band 6+: SO1-SO2 £32,298 - £35,948 FTE
Wandsworth, SW17 7DF
3 days per week between 8:30am and 4.30pm, Term Time Only (39 weeks a year)
End Date: 04/12/2020

Job Description:

Join our team to make a difference!

A great opportunity to join an expanding team of therapists working at Nightingale Community Academy and across a collaborative of similar units, in partnership with Wandsworth NHS and CAMHS. A team made up of Systemic Child & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

Pupil Support Assistant – Brantridge School

£17,146 - £20,230 per annum (FTE £20,024 - £23,625 per annum) Scale R2-3, Range 7-18
Brantridge School, Haywards Heath RH17 6EQ
36 hours per week, Term-Time Only
End Date: 04/12/2020

Job Description:

We are seeking a Behaviour Support Assistant to work as part of our Behaviour Team.

School Counsellor – St Dominic’s School

RA5 range 27-34, FTE £27,146 – £30,534 per annum
St Dominic's School, Hambledon
2 days per week • Term Time Only
End Date: 30/11/2020

Job Description:

We are looking to appoint a School Counsellor who will be part of a transdisciplinary team that supports the physical, mental health and emotional wellbeing of pupils and students throughout the waking day curriculum.

Principal – St Dominic’s School

Fringe Leadership Group, Spine Points 27 - 31, £81,122 - £89,353 per annum
St Dominic's School, Hambledon, Surrey
Full time
End Date: 30/11/2020

Job Description:

Starting:  April 2021 or September 2021

Are you an innovator who can enact on a clear vision to transfer the lives of young people with SEND?

Due to the retirement of our long standing Principal we are looking for a passionate and inspirational leader to provide leadership to our school community.

Principal – Unified Academy

Fringe Leadership Group, Spine Points 24 – 28, £75,466 - £83,105 per annum
Unified Academy, Dorking, Surrey
Full time
End Date: 30/11/2020

Job Description:

Starting: April 2021

Are you an innovator who can enact on a clear vision to transfer the lives of young people with SEND?

This is an exciting time in the School’s development as the school relocated to a newly refurbished learning campus in Dorking over the summer. Whilst Unified Academy requires substantial improvement, the School has amazing potential.

KS3 Class Teacher

Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale + SEN dependant on experience and qualifications (Opportunity for additional TLR payments for candidates with leadership experience)
Nightingale Community Academy, Tooting, SW17 7DF
Full Time
End Date: 30/11/2020

Job Description:

Do you believe that Teachers have a critical role in transforming learning and enriching the lives of young people? Would you like to be part of something energetic, innovative and empowering? If so, we want to hear from you.

We have two vacancies available for KS3 Class Teachers (Year 8 and 9)

  • Experience of Primary Teaching would be beneficial.
  • Ability to teach KS4 Citizenship is highly desirable.

KS2/3 SEN Teacher or Science Specialist Teacher – St Dominic’s School

Teachers’ pay scales, plus SEN 1
St Dominic's School, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4DX
Full time
End Date: 27/11/2020

Job Description:

Due to our school’s expansion we are looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic primary trained teacher or a teacher with science specialism who are able to flexibly deliver a primary style model of teaching and learning to our pupils in our Lower School which includes Years 3 to 8.

Procurement Officer

Scale 3/4: £22,185 to £24,256 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
Sutton, Surrey, SM2
Full time, 36 hours per week, throughout the year (Applicants wanting to work part time and/or flexibly will be considered)
End Date: 26/11/2020

Job Description:

You will be the central contact for all new supplier requests, ensuring the set up and checking of new suppliers, co-ordinating the contracts database and assisting with the daily administration to ensure the function runs smoothly and efficiently.

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

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