Head of School, Glebe House, Cambridge

Head of School

This is a full time, permanent role – 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £39,577.00 per annum

Friends Therapeutic Community Trust (FTCT), known more widely as Glebe House, specialises in helping boys, aged 15- 18, who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours and may have other complex behavioural issues. It provides a year-round children’s home together with individualised treatment programmes of therapy and education, delivered on-site at our Independent Special School and carried out within a Therapeutic Community setting.

We are now seeking a Head of School, who is responsible to the FTCT Education Sub-Committee Chair of Governors and Board of Trustees Governing Board, through the Director of Service; to provide vision, leadership and direction for the continuous improvement of the school.

Our Head of School will be a confident and reflective leader with a sociable personality and the ability to quickly form relationships. You will have a strong understanding of SEND and SEMH matters within a specialist setting, be emotionally aware and sensitive towards a student’s needs, and have the ability to draw upon your skills, knowledge and experience to secure swift practice improvements by modelling or support.

You are calm under pressure and objective in your approach to decision making with an openness towards change whilst still able to follow protocols and procedures. You’ll be a proactive problem solver with good planning skills and will be driven to achieve high standards.


  • Sick pay
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking, free food
  • Working on a rural site in Cambridgeshire, set in 3.5 acres
  • Our holidays do not mirror mainstream schools. We offer 5 weeks of holiday, plus Bank Holidays

Application deadline: 20/08/2021

Expected start date: 02/01/2022

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact our HR Department on 01799 584359.

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices (Warner Recruitment Interviews) all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided, with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Glebe House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.