Would you like to be part of a team that is committed to making a difference to the lives of deaf children and young people with additional needs?

The Royal School for Deaf Children Margate is a great place to work. We are very supportive of our staff and offer training and development opportunities. The School environment is inclusive and positive.

We are an Investor in People and a Two Tick disability employer, an accreditation awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who employ and develop the abilities of disabled people.

Working with us

The John Townsend Trust provides education and care for young deaf people with additional needs including learning and communication difficulties.  We have an excellent reputation, high standards and are passionate about working with our young people.

We currently have in excess of 480 staff working in various roles across the organisation including Education, Care Work, Supported Living, Nursing, Finance, Farming, HR, Facilities, Admin, Charity Shop, Retail and Management and we are a large local employer.

As an employer we are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all groups and communities.  We expect all staff to be committed to our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection policies and procedures.  Those positions working with our young people are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check, references, evidence of qualifications and a work history which can be fully checked.

We employ motivated staff who enjoy a challenge and who really care about their work making a difference to the lives of our young people. In return we offer a competitive salary and holiday benefit, a company pension scheme and opportunities to grow and develop along with all the support you would expect from working for an Investor in People recognised organisation.

Current Vacancies

Support Workers. Bank 0 Hours. 

Physiotherapist. Fixed Term Cover. Based Margate. 

Team Leader. 40 hours. Based Thanet. Closing date 29.8.14

Senior Residential Support Workers. 40 hours. Based Thanet. Closing date 29.8.14

Residential Support Workers. 40 hours. Based Thanet. Closing date 29.8.14

Care Assistants. 20 or 40 hours. Based Thanet. Closing date 29.8.14

Night Wakes. 40 hours. Based Thanet. Closing date 29.8.14

Speech & Language Therapy Assistant. Term Time. Closing date 22.8.14

Vacancies will be listed here when available.  For information or an application pack please contact the Human Resources Department via email on

Please note that due to IT system work at the end of July and in August there may be a delay in the HR email response. We have revised some of the closing dates as a result - noted above. Please contact HR by telephone on 01843 222484 or 222429 if you have not received an application pack.


Please get in contact with the Trust's Volunteer Co-ordinator Chloe Belsey requesting a volunteering application pack if you are interested in volunteering opportunities.

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