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 

Receptionist & Finance Support

Salary – NJC 15-19 (£17,972 – £19,446) Pro Rata

This is a front facing role and we are looking for someone who has good interpersonal skills to deal with reception to our school of all visitors and take telephone calls. We are looking for someone who is well organised and computer literate and able to manage financial and general administrative tasks.

Reception and Finance Support Job Description

Receptionist Finance Support Person Specification

Six weeks paid holiday per year plus bank holidays

Hours to be confirmed although likely to be 28-30 per week in term time and 8 hours per week in school holidays.  There is a degree of flexibility which can be discussed at interview.

Please contact Lynn Cotton on 01273 682362  ( if you would like to discuss this post prior to applying or if you have any queries

Please use the non-teaching job application form (this form can be found by scrolling down on this webpage and return forms to by 31st July 2018.

All jobs we advertise are subject to DBS checks and applicants must be at least 22 years of age.

Individual Needs Assistant

NJC points 17-20 – £18,672 -£19,819  (pro rata as term time only) 

An Individual Needs Assistant (INA) is part of the child care team but has specific responsibility to ensure high standards of care and safety for one particular named pupil or student at the school and to actively promote their development. By its nature this role requires the INA to be committed to developing a nurturing working relationship with children who have a multi-sensory impairment.

Experience of working with young people with ASD in a residential setting is essential and the post-holder will be required to undertake personal care as necessary. We seek someone who is a good communicator, able to work in a multi-disciplinary team and keep accurate written records. British Sign Language is desirable and the willingness to learn is essential.

To apply please use the “non-teaching staff” application form below and return the forms to Any questions or enquiries about the job and the school are welcome and we would ask that you contact our Head of Care, Simon Rogers on or telephone him on 01273 682362.

INA Job Description.doc

INA Person Specification

The deadline for applications is the 20th July 2018.

All postholders are subject to a DBS check and must be at least 22 years of age due to the age of our students.

To apply for our bank of care staff please email to express interest.



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

Your data and privacy 

Privacy Statement for Job Applicants

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