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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist(s)

Term time only

Applicants looking for full-time work or a part-time/job share

opportunity are welcome.


 Our Mission: Children and Young People at the heart of all we do.

 Our Ethos: Work Hard, Be Kind, Have Fun, Stay Safe


Oakley School is the Tunbridge Wells District Special School for day pupils, aged from 3 to 19 years, all of whom have profound, severe and complex needs.

We are seeking an innovative and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our vibrant, friendly, positive and collaborative team, working across our three sites.  We would also consider applications from newly qualified therapists.

You will play an integral part in mapping the OT provision and working with our Therapy Assistants to support pupils and their Parents/Carers to achieve person centred outcomes relevant to Education, Health Care Plans and you will work with a variety of colleagues to achieve this.

The ideal candidate will ideally have experience of working with children and young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities, within an educational setting.


Hours: 37 hrs per week, working 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.00pm on Fridays, with half an hour lunch break each day.  The post is term time only plus two extra weeks to be worked across the holidays.


Salary range: £24,000 to £35,000 per annum, dependent on qualifications and experience and paid pro rata to hours and weeks worked. Benefits include access to Kent Rewards (including discounts on everyday products and services), contributory pension scheme, free school meals, access to free counselling, free parking and other support services.  We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our staff.


We can also offer clinical supervision and excellent continued professional development.


Visits to meet us are both encouraged and welcomed, please contact Claire Weller, HR and Payroll Officer by e-mailing to arrange a visit.


Please note that, for safeguarding reasons, we are unable to accept CVs.


Oakley School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, a commitment we expect all staff to share and uphold.