When vacancies arise we aim to advertise via the Times Educational Supplement (TES) online and share the posting on this webpage as well as via our social media channels. Our senior team is trained in safer recruitment for education and we recruit in accordance with our equal opportunities and pay policies.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Current Vacancies

School Administrator

School Administrator term time only + 1 week (worked during school holidays at mutually agreed times)

 Required: Spring 2024

Full time 35 hours per week 8:30-4:30 Salary scale : Scale 6 (NJC Spine Point 17-20) Pro rata £30,900-£32,365

We are excited to be recruiting a permanent school administrator to support our talented staff and outstanding provision.  We're looking for someone with strong administrative experience and good interpersonal skills who will work closely alongside the School Business Manager, the Clerk/PA to Headteacher and the School’s senior leadership team.

 The role is essential in ensuring the smooth day to day running of our school from an administrative and premises perspective as well as supporting the school's financial systems with training and advice from our experienced School Business Manager.

 ‘Leaders and governors recognise the dedication of staff. They make sure their well-being is prioritised. Staff are extremely, and rightly, proud to work at the school. This is especially evident in their sense of pride in delivering an ambitious and well-considered education in and among the busyness of a hospital ward or during medical treatment.’ OFSTED November ‘23

 Please read the accompanying job description and person specification carefully to see if you might be suited to join our friendly, supportive and talented team.

Key qualities include: 

  • A can-do attitude
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across teams both within and outside of the school
  • An ability to prioritise, plan and organise tasks independently
  • Working responsively, adapting to daily changing demands 

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. 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  12 noon Monday 11 March 2024

Please note we cannot accommodate visits at the application stage.  We will only contact those candidates who are shortlisted for an interview, you should be informed on 13 March.   As part of the shortlisting process the school may carry out an online search as part of due diligence as per KCSIE 2022.

 INTERVIEWS : W/C 18th March 2024

To apply please download all documents from the links given below.

Email completed application forms to           

Any   queries   should   be   made   by   email   to 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 (please click on link below to read our policy) 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.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, Occ Health assessment and have at least two satisfactory references (including most recent employer).

Job Description

Person Specification

Application form

School Information and Welcome 2024

Working at the Hospital School

We are often asked what qualifications are necessary for working at the hospital school and the answer is that there are no specialist qualifications required for working in a hospital school. However, when recruiting we are looking for excellent teachers with a wide range of experience beyond traditional classroom teaching. Experience in some of the following areas will help if you are interested in working within hospital education: 

  • Teaching 1:1 or small groups 
  • Delivering specific interventions for pupils with learning needs
  • Supporting pupils with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Awareness of mental health issues and how they present in children 
  • Bespoke curriculum design
  • Cross-curricular projects
  • Mixed-age group teaching
  • Edtech - latest developments in technology to enhance learning
  • Online teaching
  • Mentoring or other pastoral support

Teacher Training Placements

Due to Covid restrictions within the hospital we are currently unable to offer placements to trainee teachers. 

Work Experience

Due to the sensitive nature of our setting we are unable to offer work experience placements.