Job Details

Residential Head of Care

Term time (39 weeks), 42.5 hours per week. Not split shifts.

Salary: Actual salary £45k depending upon experience

Start Date: By Easter 2022 or sooner if possible

Do you want to make your mark improving the lives of children and young people?

Do you want to lead an Ofsted Outstanding care team?

If so, we have the job for you!

We’re looking for a Head of Residential Care to join The Grange Therapeutic School team.

About the School

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people aged 8 -18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The school is 38 week, term time only and has 14 residential places out of a total capacity of 85.  Our school is based in a Victorian country house in Leicestershire with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals. The school has two residential houses in the village with experienced, hardworking and skilled staff. The last inspection saw care rated as “Outstanding” in all categories.

About the Role

This is an exciting role where the successful candidate will lead the care staff team and be responsible for all aspects of the residential provision. They will oversee the strategic development of the provision in consultation with the Head Teacher and liaise closely as part of the Senior Leadership Team with colleagues in therapy and education. The role also includes oversight of safeguarding, through a team of DSOs. Further details can be found in the job description and person specification.

We want to hear from people with drive, a willingness to go the extra mile and who are comfortable holding other professionals to account to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Strong organisational skills, team working and a sense of humour are also vital.

We encourage visits before applications are submitted – please contact the school on 01664 454264 for further details.

Please apply via our website https://www.thegrangetherapeuticschool.co.uk/careers/jobs/

About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • Supportive staff team
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Acorn care and Education and The Grange Therapeutic School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS, the Employer Access online service and social media. Please be advised that references will be sought at the point of shortlisting. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.