Deputy Head of Care, Yeovil, Somerset

Closing date:Expiring today

Cambian Lufton CollegeYeovil, Somerset

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,617 – £36,733 – Negotiable
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking for the next step in your career... and do you want to make a difference?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Cambian Lufton College at a really exciting time and to play an integral part in the team approach to supporting the positive change and reinvigoration of the College.  The senior leadership team have a clear vision for the growth of the service and are in the process of overseeing a number of ongoing developments.  The College has a proud and successful tradition of supporting young people between the ages of 16 - 25 to build valuable life skills, gain qualifications and confidence that will support them on their journey towards future independence. The Principal and his team have recognized this and now seek to offer such opportunities to a wider range of young people and adults as part of the developments that are taking place across all aspects of the College.

Cambian Lufton College is situated across several sites which include, Lufton Manor, Lufton Manor Farm and several community houses which together make up a 30 acre rural campus located on the outskirts of Yeovil, Somerset.  The College caters for young people and adults between the ages of 16 - 25 years that have additional learning needs and associated complex behaviours that may challenge.  The College prides itself on being able to support all young people, including some who haven’t previously had the opportunity to access a bespoke, meaningful education at a College that prepares them for adulthood in an individualised way.

The College is seeking to increase the provision of 52 week care placements that it offers students. We are committed to ensuring that as part of a waking day curriculum our students are learning and developing, increasing independence and life skills and building resilience, confidence and self-regulation that will support their onward journey.

What we need from you?

Successful candidates for this management role will play a critical part in a larger supportive holistic team approach that sees care, education and therapeutic services working together to meet the needs of each student.  Through effective communication and multi-disciplinary working each team seeks to inform each-others practice to deliver specialist residential educational services to those with additional and complex needs including, Autism and Asperger’s.  This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively in a supportive environment with trained, qualified professionals and to join an expanding, successful educational organisation.

As such, we are looking for an experienced, positive and committed Deputy Head of Care that will work under the guidance of the Head of Care (Registered Manager) and be able to lead and support their allocated staff teams through a period of positive change. A person centred approach and high levels of engagement are required within the homes through staff passion and commitment to providing outstanding quality of care.  Successful candidates will receive excellent professional development, and the opportunity for ongoing career progression.

As a service, Cambian Lufton College is currently working towards reshaping the way in which it operates, and as such we have a robust Post Inspection Action Plan in place to enable all staff to play a critical role in the future success of this developing service.

Although it would be advantageous, you do not need extensive experience of working at a Deputy Head of Care level to be successful with your application, as Cambian Lufton College provides a full initial induction, on-going training program and the expectation that you will be enrolled on the QCF 3 in adult care with the QCF 5 being advantageous.

We are seeking a manager that is serious about achieving success for young people and adults, whilst being proactive in developing and implementing outstanding quality of care and education that enriches the lives of those with additional learning needs.

We want a passionate and committed deputy Head of Care that wants to join our journey to becoming a recognized high quality provision.

Do you long to be part of an outstanding team known for creating and delivering successful and meaningful opportunities that enable young people to thrive?... if so then please get in touch.

We are looking for a Deputy Head of Care that is:

  • Passionate about improving the lives of others;
  • Looking for a career and not a job;
  • Wanting to progress within education and care;
  • Innovative, engaging enthusiastic and inspirational;
  • Able to work a variety of shifts;
  • A positive and consistent role model to others;
  • A creative thinker and implementer;
  • An excellent communicator and team player;
  • Seeking career development and training.


More about Cambian Lufton College
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Type: Special Needs
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16 - 25 years
Address: Lufton, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8ST, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 800 138 1184