We are currently recruiting for:

Events Fundraiser

35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year (hours may be altered on occasions according to the needs of the curriculum and organisation)

Salary : £23,500 per annum

We are currently seeking an Events Fundraiser to deliver the charity’s fundraising special events, other high level events, challenge events and activities, developing the calendar and enhancing income year on year.

Experience working in further education with young adults with learning and/or physical disabilities is desirable.

Please click here for full job description and to apply.


Head of Fundraising & Communications

35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year Core hours 9am-5pm (hours may be altered on occasions according to the needs of the curriculum and organisation)

Salary : £40,000 to £45,000 per annum

We are currently seeking a Head of Fundraising and Communications to provide leadership, vision and inspiration across the organisation to drive income generation, grow the supporter base and raise awareness of the Orpheus brand and mission and produce strategies to enable and facilitate delivery of effective fundraising.  This role sits in the senior management team, carries board reporting responsibilities and liaison with senior level networks in the sector.

Experience working in further education with young adults with learning and/or physical disabilities is desirable.

Please click here for full job description and to apply.


Assistant Principal - Curriculum & Quality AND Assistant Principal - SENCo

Full time / 52 weeks per year

Salary : £41,000 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for TWO Assistant Principals at Orpheus.  An Assistant Principal – SENCo AND Assistant Principal – Curriculum & Quality.

These roles reflect the successful development of the Orpheus Centre over the last 22 years and our ambitious plans for the future.

If you are an outstanding teacher with experience of special educational needs and disabilities and holistic support, we would like to speak to you about this brilliant opportunity.

You should be committed to enabling young disabled people to develop their independence and take their rightful place in society. We want to work with you if you are passionate about enabling young disabled adults to have a stronger voice in society so that they can change their and our worlds. It is vital that you show your enjoyment of work and that you expect and support a workforce of volunteers and employees to do the same. You don’t need to be an artist or performer, but you do need recognise and support the use of such skills to support the development of independence and confidence. You will work alongside a fantastic team of tutors, care and learning support staff, housing, employment and transition experts. You will have a supportive peer group of senior managers both within your team and from other departments: we collaborate and work as a united team across the Orpheus Centre.

In return you will have the opportunity to work with brilliant people - our students, volunteers and staff – and have a hand in ensuring fabulous outcomes for these people. In addition, you will be a key influence in the next phase of development for the Orpheus Centre, ensuring future focused education, supported living services and community arts facilities for the next generations of disabled young adults.

Please click below links for for full job description, supporting information and to apply.

Assistant Principal - Curriculum & Quality

Assistant Principal - SENCo


Learning Support Care Assistant

35 hours per week / 44 weeks per year

Salary : £19,624 per annum pro rata

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Learning Support Care Assistant (LSCA) at our SEN College located in rural Godstone, Surrey (car driver preferable due to location).

LSCAs will be uniquely positioned to consistently support students to achieve their personal developmental goals in all settings and throughout the full week. Following a two week rota of early and late shifts, with the opportunity to earn extra cash through sleeping night shifts, the LSCA role will be worked over 44 weeks of the year, with holidays taken outside of term times. Flexibility may be needed to cover night shifts.

Do you have minimum or two years’ experience of working with young people or adults with a range of severe, complex and moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities? Have experience of supporting students with their personal hygiene and intimate care needs in a respectful and dignified manner and able support them to complete out of session work and provide evidence for their education programme?

We can offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • A consistent rolling shift pattern so you can plan your life
  • Term-time only work across 44 weeks of the year
  • Training
  • Supervision and support

Experience working in further education with young adults with learning and/or physical disabilities is desirable.

We'd love to hear from you.

Please click here for full job description and to apply.


Performance and Outreach Coordinator

35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Salary : £22,450 per annum

We are currently seeking a Performance and Outreach Coordinator to join our Development team.  This role requires the post holder to work across the College to ensure that Orpheus outreach activities are run smoothly, cost effectively and develop links and partnerships with other organisations. You will also oversee the successful staging of Orpheus Centre theatrical productions both at Orpheus and in other locations.

This includes:

  • Working across teams to coordinate logistics, administration, marketing and front-of-house, for up to five productions a year, liaising with the production Director to ensure they are delivered exactly to their requirements.
  • Working with the learning team to ensure that outreach activities are coordinated and meet the needs and interests of students and support the learning team to achieve its strategic aims.
  • Working with the development team to ensure that outreach activities and productions are promoted effectively to Orpheus stakeholders, and the wider community.

Please click here for full job description and to apply.

Experience working in further education with young adults with learning and/or physical disabilities is desirable.

CLOSING DATE:  2 April 2021

Applicants will be reviewed as we receive them and if a suitable candidate is identified, we reserve the right to close our advert sooner.


Supported Living Officer (Housing)

35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

£20,830.24 per annum

We are currently seeking a Supported Living Officer to join our Transitions team.  This role requires the post holder to work collaboratively with internal/external staff and networks to support and empower young adults with disabilities to lead on their supported living and develop vital independence skills to identify and manage their future plans.  This role aims to support a seamless transition into and out of supported living by ensuring all appropriate documentation, applications and assessments are completed in a timely manner including signposting appropriate support for the student.

You will be part of an experienced team of transition professionals but will work across the College with key staff to support an effective and positive housing and transition provision for all students that enables them to be as independent as possible and achieve their full potential.

Please click here for full job description and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 31 March 2021

Applicants will be reviewed as we receive them and if a suitable candidate is identified, we reserve the right to close our advert sooner.


The Orpheus Centre Trustee

An exciting opportunity has arisen as the Orpheus Centre Board of Trustees are looking to recruit a new IT Trustee to join the Board to actively support the overall effective running of the charity, both organisational and financial.

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Orpheus, developing the organisations aims, objectives, and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

New Trustees will actively promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its current and future relevant to young disabled adults, maintaining sound financial management of the charity’s assets and resources.

Orpheus is a vibrant Independent Specialist college for young disabled adults who have a passion for the performing arts and a desire to live independently.  Situated in rural Godstone, Surrey you will be joining us at a challenging but exciting time of growth and development.

IT Trustee

If you are interested in joining our Board of Trustees, please see the above links for further details. To express an interest, please contact [email protected]


Orpheus is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all service users. We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It is therefore subject to an Enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure Barring Service.