Working at Swalcliffe

Thank you for your interest in Swalcliffe Park School. We welcome applications from enthusiastic and talented individuals who would like to be a part of and contribute to our unique community.

View our Current vacancies below.

If you consider that you meet the selection criteria for a post and wish to apply for it, please download and complete the application form and send it, together with a copy of your CV to

Swalcliffe Park School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young/vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and to become familiar with our Safeguarding Policy. We implement all aspects of the safer recruitment process. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

  • Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6

    Swalcliffe Park is an Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ specialist residential school for secondary aged boys with a diagnosis of Autism. The school is committed to supporting and developing the communication, self, management, independence and achievement of its students and is focused on developing the overall quality of life of its students and their families.

    Specialist Speech and Language Therapist- Band 6

    Contract: Permanent, Full Time, 37.5 Hours

    Start Date: September 2020

    Salary: FTE from £31,365 – £37, 890 (depending on experience)

    Due to our school expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and forward-thinking Speech and Language Therapist to join our growing multi-disciplinary therapy team. The role includes responsibility for a small caseload with the opportunity to carry out individual, small group and class-based interventions using evidence-based approaches within the school day and during residential hours. The role includes a strong support element for the school staff, residential staff and parents including liaisons, subject specific support, classroom and environmental modifications/advice as well as delivering workshops/training. As part of the Quality of Life research that Swalcliffe Park School is leading, the role also includes a focus on developing independence and functional life skills through delivering independence themed lessons as well as input in the community following a therapeutic framework.
    – Member of RCSLT.
    – HCPC registered.
    – Has experience of working in education settings.
    – Has experience of working with students with Autism.
    – Has experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.

    What we can offer you:
    – Excellent working conditions including paid school holidays and pension.
    – Opportunities for career development and professional development with access to training.
    – Professional supervision, as well as peer support.
    – Access to a wide range of assessment and resources.
    – MDT working with Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and the wider school and residential team.

    For more information about this post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Sarah James, Lead Speech and Language Therapist, by telephoning 01295 780302 or by emailing
    For an application pack, please email or visit our website

    The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young/vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment. We implement all aspects of the safer recruitment process.
    Closing date: 8th June 2020