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Head of Residential Care

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/04/2018 16:00
Grade 12, £33,857 - £37,483
Job Category:
Schools - Support
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Employment Location:
Windlestone School

Job details 

Closing date:
23 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Required as soon as possible
Full Time
43 hrs per week during term time (equivalent to FT 37hrs per week all year) to be entitled to full school holidays (13 weeks).

This is a truly exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative practitioner to become a part of a team who are really making a difference to the lives of SEMH students in a residential school setting.

Are you:
• Positive and aspirational?
• Passionate and committed in supporting the complex needs of challenging students?
• Ambitious to make a difference in the lives of the young people we serve?

Why should you come to Windlestone School?
• Excellent facilities in a well-resourced school built in 2006
• A consistently ‘good’ residential provision with the ambition and capability of achieving outstanding outcomes
• Scope to innovate
• Opportunities to take initiative
• Opportunities to contribute to the social and cultural aspects of school life
• Focus on raising standards for all, with a commitment to achieving outstanding outcomes
• A supportive and dedicated community of staff and governors
• Opportunities for professional development

The person we are seeking will have:
• A track record of effective management of staff, or the readiness and confidence to step-up to management
• Experience of working with challenging young people
• A commitment to the highest standards in safeguarding children
• Excellent working relationships with students and staff
• Drive, enthusiasm, resilience and warmth
• A commitment to working restoratively with young people

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right individual to fulfill a key role in the leadership team of the school. Ideally you will have experience in a residential school setting but more broadly may have experience in a residential care setting with challenging young people.

Windlestone School is a secondary special school for 80 students all with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for the Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) area of need. Windlestone School is a well-established and well regarded school that has ambitions to develop outstanding practice in all areas of the provision. We would sincerely welcome you for a visit to the school or for an informal discussion.

Please apply for this position by completing an application form and a letter outlining your experience and suitability for the post.

Essential Qualifications: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare, or completion of this qualification within 12 months of starting post (this concession assumes occupational competency is evident).

Closing date: Monday 23 April 2018 at 4pm

Windlestone School
Denebridge View,
DL17 0HP

Telephone: 01388 720337
Email: windlestone.school@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.windlestoneschool.net

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