Robert Ogden School is a friendly and supportive place to work. We offer full training and continuous personal development to all our staff and are an equal opportunities employer.
Details of our current vacancies, and information about how to apply for them are published below.
In accordance with the Schools Staffing Regulations and Safer Recruitment requirements it is the school's policy not to accept applications by CV only. You will need to complete an on line application form. If you experience a problem in applying for a post, please contact us via the online enquiry form below or ring the school.
As a school we follow the statutory guidance "Keeping children safe in education" and follow the "Safer Recruitment" process.
All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and references will be taken up before interview.
You will also receive 10 days induction training prior to commencing work fully in the classroom.
Applications for these jobs are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
The National Autistic Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
Did you know?
In our last two internal Ofsted staff surveys over 95% of our employees who responded agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that they "were proud to work for the school" and a similar number agreed or strongly agreed that the school "makes appropriate provision for my professional development".
A few things Ofsted said about us:
"Staff training is a high priority.”
"Students’ behaviour, often associated with their complex needs, is managed very well.”
"The ratio of staff-to-students is generous and this contributes to the success of the school.”
"In addition to knowing much about autism, teachers and support staff know students well and establish good relationships and clear routines to support students’ learning.”
Opportunities to train to be a teacher
We now support at least one of our Teaching Assistants to become a qualified teacher in conjunction with the University of Hull. We cover the PGCE course fees, allow time off work and give the opportunity to teach and provide support within school. This scheme is only available to Teaching Assistants who work at the school.
What we can offer you
As part of a larger organisation, The National Autistic Society, we can offer various benefits:
- Annual leave of up to 33 days (rising to 35 days after five years service). Please note that paid holiday entitlement is pro rata for term time workers on the basis of weeks worked. An extra three days of leave are also awarded in the "anniversary years" of service from ten years onwards (eg 10, 15, 20 years), taking holiday entitlement to 38 days for that year.
- Pension scheme - we have a Group Personal Pension Plan. We contribute a sum equivalent to 6% of your gross salary, provided you contribute a minimum of 4% which is tax deductible. Our Group Personal Plan is available to permanent employees only, not to bank workers or to staff in teaching positions. Those posts have separate pension schemes.
- Season ticket loan - Interest-free season ticket loans are offered after two months of service. You can pay back the loan by monthly instalments.
- Childcare vouchers.
- 24/7 Employee assistance programme.
- Occupational Sick Pay.
- Mynasbenefits – this includes a range of discounts from over 150 retailers, accessible from mobile phones or using reloadable discount cards. The average user saves £565 per year.
- Discounts on hotel accommodation using our iknowrewards site. iknow-UK is one of the UK's leading accommodation websites. They offer a choice of over 40,000 places to stay in the UK. The National Autistic Society has negotiated great savings for all employees, with up to 25% off the best internet prices.
- Simply Health. With the Simply Cash Plan, you can claim money back towards the cost of check-ups and treatments for you and up to four of your children who are under 18 and living at home. Cover starts from just £2.83 a week.
As well as our general induction programme for all staff, we offer:
- on average 5 days learning and development per year,
- the opportunity to get qualifications such as NVQs (Up to level 5), diplomas and Post Graduate Certificates such as in Autism or Education,
- a range of specialist learning to ensure the best possible practice for the people we support,
- access to a state-of-the-art online academy to develop management skills,
- a team of learning and development specialists to support your journey and career progression with The National Autistic Society.
The school is part of The National Autistic Society and if you would like to see all our current job and career opportunities on offer as well as those elsewhere within the Society just use link below.
Current job and career opportunities