Oak Lodge School is a Good School (OFSTED 2016) with an Outstanding residential provision, for deaf and language impaired students aged 10-19. From September 2017 the school has been approved as a mixed special school for 100 pupils with hearing impairment, speech, language and communication needs. There are 15 residential placements (weekly boarding).

Oak Lodge is in the Borough of Wandsworth but takes in pupils from across London. It is situated near to both Wandsworth and Clapham commons with good transport links. Parking is available on-site.

The school follows a student-centred multi-modal approach to communication. We would like to welcome you to become part of our vibrant and innovative learning community. You will have the opportunity to work in a happy and harmonious school which promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education. We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly. Pupils are enthusiastic and friendly and enjoy a varied academic and vocational curriculum.

There is a mandatory requirement for all teachers working at Oak Lodge to have a “Teacher of the Deaf” qualification or be prepared to study for this within three years of taking up the post. 

We would like all our staff to be able to communicate by signing. If you do not currently have this skill at BSL Level 2, then the school will assist with training. 

Please phone or email the school if you would like to arrange a visit. 

Wandsworth Application form – here

Evening Reception / Telephone / Admin Assistant

£11,678 – £11,878 per annum

25 hours per week (starting between 1pm & 3pm and finishing between 6pm & 8pm)

Term Time Only

Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2019

We are a secondary school for pupils who are Deaf or have hearing, speech, language or communication needs.  Our pupils communicate using BSL, SSE and speech.  We want to recruit an evening receptionist / telephonist / administration assistant to handle out of hours calls and visitors, as well as providing administration support.

We need someone who can welcome visitors, deal with telephone enquiries and undertake administration duties.

You will need to:

  • be punctual, presentable and friendly;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • have recent experience of using a telephone switchboard;
  • be able to use outlook for sending and receiving email;
  • be able to use Word and Excel to a good standard;

Evening Receptionist job description

Application form

Completed applications should be emailed to: or posted to Oak Lodge School, 101 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 8NA

Closing date: 27 February 2018 (at noon)
Interviews: Week Commencing 05 March 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


 Volunteering at Oak Lodge

Oak Lodge values the contributions that volunteers can make to our school. They can help us to address the diverse interests, needs, and resources of our pupils, and can bring a unique perspective to our work. We welcome volunteers as a core part of our team, with the distinctive but complementary role they can play alongside our paid staff.

Anyone who would like more information about volunteering at Oak Lodge should contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email the first instance with their CV and a cover letter detailing how long you wish to have the placement, why, what times and days suit you, what experiences you can bring to the school and whether you have any understanding of BSL.

The area of work and the level of involvement for volunteers is arranged on an individual basis. We do not ever use volunteers to replace our paid staff.

Volunteer Coordinator – Janet Palmer
Email –

Tel number: 020 8673 3453

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