Head of Care (Registered Manager), Sheiling School, Thornbury

Head of Care (Registered Manager)

40 hours per week – 52 weeks per year
7 weeks paid leave per year (which includes an allowance for Bank Holidays)

Salary: Competitive, Dependant on qualifications and experience

Start date: ASAP

Closing date:  31st December 2019

Sheiling School is an Independent Special School and a Children’s Home registered with Ofsted. We all work together to help children and young people with special educational needs to live as safely and independently as possible. Please visit our website for more information about us.

As Head of Care (Registered Manager) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for Care, you will be supported by an experienced care management team with a full complement of care staff. Your main challenge will be to work closely with the staff in the homes, to ensure that all the social, educational and health needs of our young people are met, whilst being a role model of leadership, direction and supervision to the whole team. Flexible, motivated and with the confidence to make decisions, your focus will be to make sure that every young person in our care has the chance to reach their full potential.

You will have a relevant qualification and excellent management experience in a Children’s Home. We are dedicated to staff development and providing excellent training – the post will offer you a chance to become an important part of the Senior Leadership Team and make a real difference to the lives of our young people.

For an informal discussion about the post, please email our CEO’s PA at claire.nolan@sheilingschool.org.uk to arrange a time for a telephone conversation with our CEO. If you would like to visit prior to making an application this is encouraged and can be arranged.

Sheiling School in Thornbury, South Glos is a Camphill residential Steiner Special School for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties aged 6 to 19 and is part of Thornleigh Camphill Communities

For full job description and application form, please see our website

www.sheilingschool.org.uk/jobs

Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including thorough checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (including the Barred lists).