Vacancies

Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland just a few hundred metres from the sandy beaches of Broadstairs. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

Please note that safeguarding of our young people is our number one priority at Bradstow, therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other thorough pre-employment checks

We are committed to sustainability and preserving the environment and therefore encourage applications by email, but we also accept paper applications. Please download the application form from the list of documents below, and return to us either by email at personnel@bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk or by post to HR Department, Bradstow School, 34 Dumpton Park Drive, Broadstairs, CT10 1BY.

Current Vacancies

Deputy Site Manager

 £27,741 - £29,577 pa

Permanent position

37 hours per week. All year round.

Duties include:

  • Deputise for the Site Manager in their absence, reporting to the SBM and Head Teacher where appropriate
  • Take the lead role in managing the school vehicle fleet including maintenance, safety checks, and organising maintenance and repairs
  • Manage the maintenance request database with the Site Manager to ensure tasks are allocated appropriately to the team
  • Take a lead role in the day to day management of the school Water Management Plan
  • Carrying out minor repairs to the site
  • Operating and checking boiler and ventilation systems
  • Check fire appliances and ensure they are serviced by the approved contractor
  • Registered key holder and ensure the security of the premises
  • Take steps to ensure the premises are free from hazards and safe, warm and secure for students, staff and visitors.

The hours for this post may include undertaking Saturday morning cover on a rota basis and undertaking call out duties during weekday evenings and weekends on a rota system.

The selection process for this post will be comprised of an interview and an assessment. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the information on the school’s website in advance. Interviews with external candidates may be carried out remotely using Skype / Microsoft Teams.

Closing date: 1st November 2021

Interviews: November 2021

Deputy Site Manager : Job Description

Deputy Home Manager - 52 weeks / All Year Round

£28,800 - £31,771

Permanent position

41 hours per week. All year round.

Duties include:

  • In the absence of the Home Manager, acting as shift leader for a group of staff and undertake day to day supervision of their work.
  • Ensuring implementation of a previously agreed activity programme for each young person.
  • Ensuring individual young people’s care, medical, behaviour and communication plans are carried out by all team members.
  • Ensuring the implementation of policies formulated by the management team of the school.
  • In discussion with the Home Manager, making and implementing decisions regarding the appropriate care of students, deployment of staff etc, and informing the care management team as appropriate.
  • Supporting the team of care workers and advising on good working practice.
  • Intervening when required to diffuse difficult situations or assist care workers in a manner supportive to their role.
  • Ensuring parents are informed of their child’s progress and any issues relating to their child.
  • Undertaking a keyworker role for specific students.

The hours for this post may include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm, weekend work and sleeping-in duties.

For this post you will need to be willing to commit to achieving Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school (if not already achieved).

Interviews will involve a presentation & all applicants are advised to prepare in advance. Interviews with external candidates may be carried out remotely using Skype / Microsoft Teams

Closing date: Friday 10th September 2021 at 4pm

Deputy Home Manager 52WK : Job Description

Deputy Home Manager – 38 Weeks / Term-Time Only

£25,991 - £28,672 (Actual term time only salary)

Permanent position

41 hours per week. Term-Time only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

Duties include:

  • In the absence of the Home Manager, acting as shift leader for a group of staff and undertake day to day supervision of their work.
  • Ensuring implementation of a previously agreed activity programme for each young person.
  • Ensuring individual young people’s care, medical, behaviour and communication plans are carried out by all team members.
  • Ensuring the implementation of policies formulated by the management team of the school.
  • In discussion with the Home Manager, making and implementing decisions regarding the appropriate care of students, deployment of staff etc, and informing the care management team as appropriate.
  • Supporting the team of care workers and advising on good working practice.
  • Intervening when required to diffuse difficult situations or assist care workers in a manner supportive to their role.
  • Ensuring parents are informed of their child’s progress and any issues relating to their child.
  • Undertaking a keyworker role for specific students.

*You will be required to work up to a maximum of two weeks for the school’s short term break provision if required, for which an extra payment will be made.

The hours for this post include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm and weekend work.

For this post you will need to be willing to commit to achieving Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school (if not already achieved).

Interviews will involve a presentation & all applicants are advised to prepare in advance

Closing date: Friday 10th September 2021 at 4pm

Deputy Home Manager 38WK : Job Description

Keyworker - 38 Weeks / Term-Time Only

£22,183 - £25.481

Permanent position

41 hours per week. Term-time only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

*In addition, you will be required to commit to an additional two weeks work during short term break periods if required, for which additional payment will be made.

Working as part of the childcare team, this role involves providing care and support to students mornings, evenings and weekends, being a student’s Keyworker and some management responsibility. You will need to be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role to be considered for this post.

The hours for this post include split shifts during the week, weekend starts from 7.30am on the early shift and finishes at 10.00pm on the late shift.

For this post you will need to be willing to commit to achieving Residential Childcare QCF Level 3 within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview, presentation and short literacy test.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Keyworker - 38 Weeks . Term-Time only : Job Description

Keyworker – Extended Provision (All Year Round)

£24,581 - £28,236

Permanent position

41 hours per week. All year round

Working as part of the childcare team, this role involves providing care and support to students mornings, evenings and weekends, being a student’s Keyworker and some management responsibility.

The hours for this post includes some shifts starting from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm and weekend work.

For this post you will need to be willing to commit to achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

Keyworker – Extended Provision (All Year Round): Job Description

Assistant Keyworker

£22,264 - £24,099

Permanent position

41 hours per week. All year round

Whilst nurturing a Culture of Gentleness, Assistant Keyworkers will play an active role in the day to day support of our young people’s ongoing learning and personal development in the home and advocating for their needs in their schooling, healthcare, relationships and social life. This role is ideal for individuals looking to increase their responsibilities from their role as a Support Worker.

The hours for this post may include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm, weekend work and sleep-in duties.

For this post you must be willing to commit to achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview, presentation and short literacy test.

Please note that safeguarding of our young people is our number one priority at Bradstow, therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and thorough pre-employment checks.

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Assistant Keyworker : Job Description

Childcare Support Assistant / Care Assistant - 52week

£22,182 (inclusive of 10% unsociable hours allowance)

Permanent position

41 hours per week, all year round.

The purpose of this role is to provide support to the residential unit where a named student, who has been identified as requiring additional support, resides during out-of-school hours. The duties will not be confined solely to the named student but also involve working with other students in the residential unit.

The hours for this post include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm and weekend work.

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary for this post, but the member of staff will be required to commit to achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Childcare Support Assistant : Job Description

Childcare Support Assistant - Term-Time only

£19,054 (Actual term time only salary inclusive of 10% unsociable hours allowance)

Permanent position

41 hours per week. Time term only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

The purpose of this role is to provide support to the residential unit where a named student, who has been identified as requiring additional support, resides during out-of-school hours. The duties will not be confined solely to the named student but also involve working with other students in the residential unit.

The hours for this post include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm and weekend work.

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary for this post, but the member of staff will be required to commit to achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Childcare Support Assistant - Term-Time Only : Job Description

Team Support Worker - Education

£16,164 - Actual term time only salary (FTE £18,562)

Permanent position

37.5 hours per week, Term-Time only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

*You will be required to work up to a maximum of two weeks for the school’s short term break provision if required, for which an extra payment will be made.

Using your experience of working with children and young people with Additional Educational Needs and Challenging Behaviour, you will work alongside colleagues to support a group of students in a classroom setting.

Awareness of the needs of, and experience of working with children and young people with Learning Difficulties, Autism and Challenging Behaviour will be a distinct advantage.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview and short literacy test..

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Team Support Worker: Job Description

Individual Learning Support Assistant / SEN Teaching Assistant

£15,842 (Actual term time only salary, all year round equivalent £18,198)

Permanent position

37.5 hours per week, 08:30 – 16:30 Monday – Friday, Term-Time only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

*You will be required to work up to a maximum of two weeks for the school’s short term break provision if required, for which an extra payment will be made.

Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland in Broadstairs, Kent. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging using a Gentle Teach approach and engaging in reflective practice. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management as well as having been awarded the Gold standard for the Investors in People accreditation.

The aim of this post is to provide support to a named student and their classroom group during school hours. The duties will not be confined solely to the named student but also involve working with other students in the class. You will be required to take on responsibility for a variety of everyday tasks as directed by teaching staff.

With guidance from teaching staff you will work as part of the class team to implement all aspects of the students’ educational programme and will play an important role in safeguarding the students’ health and safety.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

We offer a generous salary and benefits including:

  • Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Investors In People Gold Accredited employer
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction process
  • Strong health and well-being focus
  • Free meals with our young people
  • Term time working

The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview and short literacy test.

Please note that safeguarding of our young people is our number one priority at Bradstow, therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and thorough pre-employment checks.

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Individual Learning Support Assistant: Job Description

Domestic Assistant / Cleaner

Part Time: Evenings, 4pm to 8pm, Term Time Only

Full time equivalent £17,842 (£9.25/hour)

Part time (17.5 hours per week), Term time only

The post holder will be required to provide a comprehensive cleaning and laundry service for the school and the homes ensuring that the areas of work allocated are cleaned to the required standards as set by the school.

We are looking for individuals to work evenings, 4pm – 8pm, during term time.

Closing date: Friday 22nd October 2021

Domestic Assitant/ Cleaner : Job Description

Flexibank Team Support Workers

£9.62/hour

We have additional opportunities to cover within either the classrooms or residences on an as required hourly paid basis, up to 41 hours per week, including split shifts and weekends. 

Please contact us for further details. 

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Flexibank Team Support Workers : Job Description

Applicable To All Jobs Advertised

Benefits include a competitive pension, generous annual leave and private healthcare.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

We are committed to sustainability and preserving the environment and therefore encourage applications by email, so for an application form and information pack please email personnel@bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk. Or you may call 01843 608727 (24 hour recruitment answer machine).

Please note that:

  • CVs will not be considered.
  • All appointments are subject to a DBS check.
  • All shortlisted applicants will be expected to visit the school before interview.
  • Bradstow School is an equal opportunities employer.

We are continually seeking to recruit good quality staff to our Care teams, if you are interested in such opportunities please do contact us.

Other specific vacancies will be posted above when they become available.

A copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to be able to read the above files on your computer. A free copy can be downloaded from: Acrobat Reader Download.

If you are interested in applying for any of the above advertised vacancies then please complete the application form attached below by post or by e-mail. Alternatively, a printed application form can be requested using the address / telephone number below.

The information Pack, attached below gives guidance on completing the application form.

Vision StatementStaff CharterKey Functions

Staff Prospectus

Introduction To Gentle Teaching At Bradstow School

Application pack covering letter

Section 6 Guidance

Information Pack

Application Form ( Microsoft Word 97-2003 document format )

Application FormJob Applicants privacy notice


HR Department
Bradstow School 
34 Dumpton Park Drive
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 1BY

Recruitment Hotline:  01843-608727  [24hr answerphone]   

Email: personnel@bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk

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