Vacancies and Volunteering


Class Teacher

Location: Rutherford School (South Croydon)

We are a mixed day school for children and young persons between the ages of 3-25 years who have profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex medical needs. Many also have visual and hearing impairments. All of our pupils are wheelchair users, are medically dependent and require support with personal care. Pupils have access to fantastic facilities which include: hydrotherapy pool, sensory rooms and onsite physiotherapists and registered nurses.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Classroom Teacher who is able embrace the challenge of our school. Reporting directly to the Teaching and Learning Lead, the candidate will be accountable for a class of students with PMLD needs. A passion for supporting our students to thrive is vital in this role as is having passion and compassion for the children of Rutherford School.  Support with personal care and the necessity to be flexible with the age range of students is essential. 

The role is full time, term time only. The salary range for this role is negotiable depending on experience, and is in line with the teachers main pay range.

To apply for this role you must have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Experience of teaching and supporting children with PMLD
  • Confident and willing to support with personal care
  • Good interpersonal, leadership and administration skills
  • Eligibility to work within the UK

Application Form

 Location: Rutherford School (South Croydon)
The Garwood Foundation  is seeking Community Governors to join our Charity. Governors are essential for the effectiveness and success of our Foundation and it is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling role. We are looking for Governors who are able to offer their expertise, valuable knowledge and experience to our unique charity. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV or a letter of interest to Pammi Ram, Schools HR Manager via email:

Volunteers for our Charity Shops

Our shops are vital in supporting us to give our clients the best care and education possible. Our Charity Shops are looking for volunteers. If you are good with people, can sort and present clothes and have a little bit of time on your hands, please consider working for a charity supporting people with disabilities.
Our shops are in Addiscombe, Coulsdon and South End Lane. 

Vacancy: Volunteers for weekly or monthly sessions

Location: Bramley Hill Day Care (South Croydon)

Bramley Hill Day Centre always welcomes volunteers for weekly or monthly sessions, particularly in the folling:

  • Singing/Music sessions
  • Drama sessions
  • Basic IT tutor
  • Activity tutor/co-ordinator

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. 

If you are interested and require any further information or an application form, please contact Maryam Bouregaa at: or Tel.: 020 8686 9866

Vacancy: Voluntary Escorts

Location: Bramley Hill Day Care (South Croydon)

Would you like to gain valuable experience in the care sector? If so Bramley Hill Day Centre is looking for volunteers to assist drivers to pick members up each morning and drop them home in the afternoon.

If you are interested please contact the Centre Manager Khaled Merchergui on 020 8686 4716 for more details.


Volunteers always welcome

The Centre’s activities benefit from the greatly appreciated efforts of a number of volunteers.

If you would like to help with one of our friendly activity groups we would love to hear from you. You do not necessarily need to have experience or a particular talent, just enthusiasm and an empathy with people with disabilities. We can assure you that you will find the experience fun and rewarding. In particular we would welcome help with arts & craft, one-to-one cooking, adult education classes or hydrotherapy.

If you are interested please contact the Centre. You will be very welcome to come and meet us and have a look around.

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