General Information about working at Hamilton Lodge School and College:

Founders Day 2014For all our posts it is essential applicants are willing to learn British Sign Language and any current qualifications in BSL and/or practical lived experienced or work experience with deaf communities will be considered an advantage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to equality of opportunity. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that ALL posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Due to the age of our students, the minimum age for staff is age 22 years.

Registered charity number: 307066.

Disability Confident Employer


Employers like Hamilton Lodge School & College who are Disability Confident undertake to:

  1. Actively look to attract and recruit disabled people
  2. Provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  3. Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  4. Be flexible when assessing people so disabled applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  5. Make reasonable adjustments as required in the work place


Current vacancies – now open


Night Child Care Assistant 

Pay level NJC points 17 -20 (£17,772 – £19,430)

A night care assistant is a member of our child care team with specific responsibility to ensure high standards of care and safety in our residential accommodation overnight. This role involves both routine and emergency personal care and support as necessary. You may be required to support young people with complex medical needs. 

Experience of managing challenging behaviour would be an advantage and Sign Language is essential. 

This role also includes some laundry and cleaning tasks as necessary to support the safety and well-being of children and young people. 

To enquire about this role please email  

Night Care Assistant Job Description 

Night Care Person Specification


Child Care Officers (Bank workers  & Temporary contracts)

Pay level according to qualifications and experience 

The successful applicants will be experienced at working within a child care setting. They will work with pupils who are residential at the school Monday -Friday. They will provide a range of one-to-one support and group activities. They will be expected to work within all the school policies and work effectively and proactively within a team and with other professionals within the school.

Their qualifications will include:

  • NVQ or L3 Health and Social Care Children and Young People
  • Education to a sufficient standard to support pupils’ after school learning

Due to the nature of this post applicants must be aged 22 or over.

Your willingness to learn British Sign Language is essential.

To express an interest in bank or temporary Child Care work please email or, telephone him on 01273 682362.

Typical Care Officer Rota

Child Care Officer job description

Child Care Officer Person Specification


Teaching Assistants (Bank workers)

Pay-level according to qualifications and experience

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to work with us as bank staff. The role will involve supporting pupils’ learning and access to the whole school curriculum through the provision of learning, communication and behaviour support.

You will need GCSE Maths and English or equivalent. Stong communication skills and experience of working within a school or early years setting. British Sign Language skills are desirable.

To apply for Teaching Assistant bank work please use the HLSC Non-Teaching post application form and return to as soon as possible.

Teaching Assistant Job Description

Teaching Assistant Person Specification


Applying for a post at Hamilton Lodge School & College

Application forms

You can download relevant application forms here. You can fill out the form by pen or type, if you type onto the form you will still need to sign it and complete some tick boxes by hand before posting us the completed application.

To help maintain the safety of our pupils and students it is a requirement for working or volunteering at Hamilton Lodge that everyone has an Enhanced DBS check – please read the Code of Practise for the Disclosure and Barring Service to find out more. Click here to read the Code of Practise

Forms for teaching posts


HLSC Teaching Post Application Form PDF version

HLSC Teaching Application Form Word version

HLSC Equalities Monitoring Form – please complete and return with application form

Forms for non-teaching posts


HLSC Non-Teaching Post Application Form PDF version

HLSC Non-Teaching Post Application Form Word version

HLSC Equalities Monitoring Form – please complete and return with application form

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