34.5 hours per week • 38 weeks per year plus 10 INSET days (5 days in August)
Oak Wood School is looking to appoint a well-qualified and experienced Welfare Officer who will be responsible for providing first aid to children and adults in line with Health and Safety requirements and school protocols.
The successful candidate will be expected to administer medicines as required and decide on the appropriate course of action and provide administration support across the school. It is expected that applicants will be confident in dealing with external healthcare professionals, students, staff and pupils and have experience of working within a school or with young people. A first aid qualification would be an advantage or the successful applicant would be required to undertake the necessary qualification on appointment.
To be successful in this role you will be highly organised, confident, and have an ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality. You will need to be able to deal sensitively with a range of staff, have acute attention to detail and be able to work showing initiative.
The successful candidate will have a good level of education and proven experience of working in a busy environment. Previous experience of working in a school would be beneficial.
Oak Wood School was recently judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (May 2022) and is truly inclusive, mixed, multi-ethnic 11-18 school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. The curriculum is well balanced and reflects the needs of all our students and the local community. The school’s Rewards and Sanctions policy is robust, and staff have welcomed the introduction of centralised sanctions and inclusive polices.
We believe our best resources are our staff. There is a popular and thriving programme of professional development in the department and across the school, at all levels, and colleagues have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally through our membership of both the PiXL club and the Harrow Collegiate Alliance (HCA). The school also offers excellent promotion prospects and a comprehensive induction programme. Colleagues benefit from a commitment to staff well-being and are provided with several schemes to support them maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Situated on a large site close to Heathrow Airport and the centre of Hillingdon, Oak Wood School has much to offer:
- A commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders.
- Staff wellbeing programme.
- Childcare and cycle to school vouchers.
- Excellent transport links (by train 45 minutes to central London), bus routes 427, 278 & U2, train (Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway and Underground (Metropolitan & Piccadilly).
- On-site parking including electric charging facilities.
- On-site catering facilities.
Please read the Welfare Officer Information document for information about the role, Job Description and Person Specification.
To apply please visit our website and complete our Support Staff application form, which is in two documents, and via email to HR.
Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.
Further details are available from the vacancies page of our website.
Closing date: midday, Wednesday 30 November 2022
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 5 December 2022
We reserve the right to interview strong candidates on receipt of application and make appointments before the closing date
Oak Wood School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Oak Wood School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.