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Residential Child Care Officer

Notton House Academy
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Contract Type
Term Time
£22,672 - £24,808 (Actual salary)Pay Award Pending
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
16th May 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates; Other Graduates
Job Reference
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates; Other Graduates
  • Job ID: 1413683



Hours : 36.33 hours per week, Monday to Friday School Term Time Only  - Including Inset Days

  •  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 2.30 pm - 10.30 pm, Tuesday 2.00 pm to 10.30 pm, Friday 9.30 am to 3.00 pm 

Salary: £22,672 - £24,808( Actual salary for term time) Pay Award Pending

Start Date: ASAP

Closing Date: we reserve the right to close the advert if suitable candidates are appointed

Interviews: TBC


Welcome to Notton House Academy. We are sure you are excited about learning more about the wonderful educational and residential provision that we provide to vulnerable young people aged 8-19. Pupils with an EHCP (Educational and Health Care Plan) are referred to Notton House due to their specific social and emotional needs. Many of our young people have experienced adverse childhood experiences, others have a diagnosis of Autism, ADHD, and many have speech, language, and communication needs; but all of our young people require a bespoke and therapeutic programme, in order to be happy, to achieve and succeed, and to eventually, to lead a healthy, and independent life.

Notton House is situated in leafy Wiltshire, between Chippenham and Lacock. The site itself is stunning, with huge grounds, a forest school area, poly tunnel and raised gardening beds for each class, an outdoor gym, and low level traversing wall. Inside the Grade II listed building, are 39 bedrooms, many with en-suites, a cinema room, a fitness suite, a sensory room, and a gaming suite. The art room, food technology suite, and lower school classes, including a private sensory garden, are also situated within the ‘old’ building. Within the purpose built and more modern education block, there are a number of classrooms, a sensory room, a science lab, a library, and a music room. Finally, there are two independent living houses for pupils who can demonstrate they are moving towards adulthood and independence, and who can be trusted to budget, cook, clean, and take care of themselves and others.

The Leadership Team and staff at Notton House are so very pleased that you are considering applying for the position of Residential Child Care Officer. Without doubt, this is a great opportunity to join our forward thinking team, to support and nurture the young people we cater for. This position would require the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Personal Attributes

We are looking for an enthusiastic, imaginative, and energetic Residential Child Care Officer to join our academy’s vision. We aim for our young people to be kind, stay safe, and show respect. These values underpin all that we do during the day, and the evening. We hope that the successful candidate will be committed to improving the outcomes for the pupils, as well as learning new skills and acquiring knowledge themselves.

What can we offer you?

We provide an extensive range of professional development courses, and qualifications, and we aim for staff to become lifelong learners, just like our young people. All staff at Notton House are supportive, and caring, as this role can be challenging, and demanding, but there is always someone to lend a hand, or share a listening ear.

Skills and Experience

  • QCF (NVQ) level 3 (or above) Qualification in Residential Care ( or an Equivalent) is required - if not already held the expectation is that you would complete this within the first 2 years of employment  (This will be supported by the Academy)
  • Experience of working with SEND children or adults is highly desirable, but not essential, as we firmly believe it is about the individual person and what they can bring to the role, and how they can contribute positively to changing young people’s lives. You will be joining an experienced team of professional colleagues, who are dedicated and well-trained.


To arrange a visit please contact Cath Neale, Bursar/HR Manager


Safeguarding Statement:

Notton House Academy and Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership are 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 under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Notton House Academy

Notton House Academy

Part of Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership