Assistant Director (Education), Cambridgeshire

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Glebe HouseCambridgeshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £39,579 to £41,463 depending upon experience
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Director (Education) to join our Senior Management Team (SMT).

Glebe House, which is a part of Friends Therapeutic Community Trust, is a residential service for up to 16 teenage males who stay with us on a two year programme of integrated care, therapy and education.  We are a registered, not-for-profit, Charity.

“Young people benefit from exceptional, inspirational and unique care.  They are each valued as individuals and as part of the Therapeutic Community.” 

Glebe House has recently been registered as an Independent School and you will play a crucial role ensuring we are able to deliver education to our vulnerable young people so that they can realise their full potential. We believe that accessing high quality education and achieving meaningful outcomes will deliver significant long-term benefits to our young people and the wider Community.  We are looking at potentially increasing the ‘school role’ to up to 25 pupils.  At Glebe House, we do not operate the ‘traditional’ term times of mainstream schools.

You will have extensive knowledge of delivering services to children and young people who have experienced difficulties in mainstream schools and you will have a proven track record of delivering successful results, both in terms of pupil progress but also for Ofsted inspection. 

It is likely that you will have worked in a Secondary School, Pupil Referral Unit or similar establishment and will have worked at a senior level.  You will also be experienced at working with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or those with social, emotional and/or mental health needs (SEMH).  You must thrive on working with young people with a variety of complex needs. There will be an element of teaching in this role and you will have relevant teaching qualifications.

We are committed to providing outstanding education and you will therefore lead the development of educational strategies and operational arrangements.  You will be responsible for Policy/Compliance and the strategic leadership of education and will advise the SMT accordingly.  You will manage a small team of teachers, an LSA and a number of Vocational Tutors.

This is a full time role, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with a salary between £39,579 to £41,463 depending upon experience.

Other benefits include an average earnings pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme and relocation package (subject to T&C).

Closing date for applications is 1 December 2017. 

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Peter Clarke, Director on the number below or email
Alternatively, please contact Teresa Wilkinson for an application form on (01799) 584359 or email

Our application form can also be downloaded from our website

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

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More about Glebe House
Type: Alternative Provision
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 15 - 18 years
Address: The Friends Therapeutic Community Trust (FTCT), Shudy Camps, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1799 584359