Deputy Head of Care/Welfare, Marchant Holliday School, Templecombe

Marchant Holliday School
North Cheriton
Templecombe
Somerset
BA8 0AH
01963 33234

Deputy Head of Care/Welfare

We are an established independent residential school that caters for boys aged 5-12, all of whom have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

This is an important middle leadership role within the school and we see it as key to continued school development for The Marchant Holliday School and the boys referred to us.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic, resilient and well-organised person with a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with children with special educational needs and children who exhibit challenging behaviour within a residential setting.  The post holder will have at least 3 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity and hold the minimum of a relevant Level 3 Diploma with a willingness to complete a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children & Young People’s Services within 2 years.  They will have a good knowledge and understanding of the National Minimum Standards for Residential Special Schools and Ofsted requirements, be a strong team player and have excellent written and oral communication skills. The post holder will have a genuine passion for care and be motivated by contributing to the progression of others.

The position requires shift work and sleeping in duties, remunerated at NJC rates. Salary in the range NJC Pts 22 – 28 (£27,041 – £32,234), dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Please visit the school’s website for a Job Description, Person Specification and an application form: www.marchant-holliday.co.uk

If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role please contact the school and ask to speak to Yvonne MacCallum (Head of Welfare).

Closing date:  Friday 23 April 2021