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Head of Care - Oak Lodge School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Residential Officer Grade D spine 23 to Grade E spine 33 depending on experience and qualifications (Full Time Equivalent 35,223.00 - £42,510.00)

Term time only (39 weeks), 40 hours per week

Please Note: 2 weekly overnight shifts as duty manager will be a requirement of the post holder. 

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Residential Care for our Residential department, Phoenix House. The department provides residential care for children aged between the ages of 11 to 19 years who are d/deaf with a range of complex communication, sensory and physical needs who attend Oak Lodge School.

Oak Lodge School has a newly refurbished accommodation for weekly boarders. Oak Lodge is committed to being a unique provision supporting pupils who are D/deaf and / or have Speech and Communication needs.

Rated as OUTSTANDING twice by OFSTED Oak Lodge is looking for an exceptional to person for our Head of Care.  You will lead a dedicated team of experienced staff. If you have the experience and skills we are looking for, an understanding of the needs of pupils with hearing, speech, language and communication challenges, and a sense of humour then please contact the Headteacher, Caroline Rowlandson on 0208 673 3453 to arrange a visit and meet some of the staff and pupils.

We can offer you:

  • A supportive team environment which will enable you to develop your professional experience and expertise
  • Excellent support based on Collaboration, Coaching and Mentoring and Line Management
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Outstanding facilities and resources
  • The scope for you to bring your own creativity and talents within a structured framework of assessment, planning and processes
  • A chance to be a part of the Senior Leadership Team with the opportunity to play a part in the strategic direction of the school

Experience of managing a children’s Residential Unit would be an advantage.

A job Share would be considered.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Oak Lodge School aims to:

Empower, inspire, encourage and challenge our young people to develop the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills to become thinking, responsible citizens who can succeed in a changing world.

Our Phoenix House Residential Unit is an integral part of the offer we have available for up to seventeen young people aged 11 -19 years. Weekly boarders flourish in the warm family atmosphere and become responsible, confident and independent young people.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Alternatively, these documents can be downloaded from the schools website:

Completed applications should be e-mailed to

Closing date: 22 February 2023 (at noon)

Interviews: 01 March 2023

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


Oak Lodge School                                             

101 Nightingale Lane,


SW12 8NA


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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