Why work with us?

If you share our belief in changing lives for the better, and are compelled by our vision of developing a school for exceptional children which will be the very best of its kind in the United Kingdom, we would like to hear from you.

Our day and residential school is for children and young persons aged 4-19 years with autism whom may have additional learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge families or services.

We opened our doors in September 2020 and are excited to be recruiting and building our staff teams. These jobs are highly skilled, and we are seeking the best people to fill them. Creating these jobs is part of our lasting commitment to our community.


We value our team, and offer excellent training and career development opportunities, having close ties with leading universities.

We aim to work collaboratively, openly and supportively with our people to make sure that we achieve the standards of excellence we aim for. All we ask for in return is a high level of commitment, dedication and flexibility in pursuit of changing lives for the better.

In reward for your commitment to Abbey School you will receive the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • Suite of staff benefits including pension scheme
  • Technology appropriate for your job
  • Comprehensive staff training programme
  • The opportunity to shape and improve the life chances of pupils with a disability, and in so doing, extend the prospect of an improved quality of life for family members and others

View our current vacancies below:


Learning Mentor

Residential Support Worker

Deputy Residential Care Manager

Administrative Assistant

All our appointments follow the procedures laid out in our Recruitment and Child Protection policies. Applicants should also be aware of our Privacy notice. The links to these documents can be found below.

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are to uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

Recruitment Policy
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