Recruitment and Placements

Learn more about the recruitment and training opportunities at The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH).

Recruitment

When vacancies arise we aim to advertise via the Times Educational Supplement (TES) onlinee-Teach or the Guardian online, in accordance with our equal opportunities and pay policies.

Please note that we do not accept CVs for teacher vacancies.

We offer one or two week ‘observation’ placements for students enrolled on courses such as PGCE or NVQ who need to observe ‘alternative’ settings.

Student placement applications have now closed.

For further details please email the schools senior admin officer: l.mardon@gosh.camden.sch.uk

Current Vacancies

The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street & UCH 

Assistant Headteacher – Pastoral Care 

Required September 2020

Inner London Leadership Scale L6-10

We are looking for an experienced teacher with drive, enthusiasm and resilience to join our successful and supportive Senior Leadership Team. The new Assistant Head will be responsible for ensuring pupils, as far as their health permits, engage in their statutory entitlement to education; this includes striving to remove any barriers to their learning.

We welcome applications from teachers working in any school phase or setting.

‘’Teachers are extremely skilled in adapting activities and levels of support to meet the needs of every student they teach. This ensures that students are engaged purposefully and make as much progress as they can.’’ OFSTED 

This leadership role is varied and will include:

  • representing the school and pupil atmultidisciplinaryward meetings
  • providing support and guidance, to children, young people and their families 
  • analysing feedback from a wide range of stakeholders
  • liaising & advocating with local authorities and the pupils’ home schools 
  • teaching an agreed caseload on wards or in schoolroom

We encourage interested applicants to read our website carefully http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/the-childrens-hospital-school/. You will quickly see that you are applying to an extremely creative, successful school with a clear ethos of achievement, continuity and enjoyment for our truly exceptional pupils.

‘’The behaviour in lessons is exemplary and the students mirror the positive relationships modelled by adults.’’ OFSTED 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 4pm Friday 17th April 2020

Longlisting 20-22nd April 2020

Visits for longlisted candidates 24th April 2020 details to be confirmed

Interviews for shortlisted candidates Thursday 7th May

Please note we cannot accommodate visits prior to longlisting and we will only contact those candidates who are longlisted. Tours of the school will be offered to longlisted candidates before final shortlisting takes place.

Any queries should be made by email to vacancy@gosh.camden.sch.uk. Please do NOT call the School directly. We will not accept or respond to CVs or incomplete application forms. 

The Children’s Hospital School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, pass a health check and have at least two supportive references (including most recent employer).

Application Form 2020 (157.25 KB)

Job Description (42.46 KB)

Person Specification (181.81 KB)

School Information and Welcome 2020 (367.04 KB)

Teachers are extremely skilled in adapting activities and levels of support to meet the needs of every student they teach. This ensures that students are engaged purposefully and make as much progress as they can." OFSTED 2018