Salary Commensurate with responsibilities
The Bridge London is recruiting a full time, term time only Head of Care Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to make an impression in a unique new residential provision.
The Integrated Learning Space is a unique and exciting provision for pupils with autism and/or severe learning difficulties who may find a special school setting too big and too overwhelming. The smaller groups on offer at the Integrated Learning Space, along with an individualized approach to all learning opportunities, will support the pupils to achieve and evidence progress. Learning will be supported by a high staff numbers. Staff will include teachers, special needs professionals, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, parent support professionals and CAMHS staff.
Do you relish the challenge and the privilege of being part of a team whose holistic, person centred approach supports a positive turning point in a young person’s life? We are seeking an inspirational Head of Care Manager whose professional practice is in harmony with our view of learning for our students. The successful candidate will understand the unique qualities of all and believe in the capacity of all young people to learn and grow despite the challenges they face. You will see learning in its widest sense and be a creative, innovative practitioner in order to incite excitement and enthusiasm in the staff team and young people in their care.
We are seeking a high calibre Head of Care Manager who will work collaboratively with the Head of School to establish creative approaches to help our students in their learning across all aspects of their development and support the management of their behaviour. You will be committed to excellence in your professional practice.
This is a pivotal time for the development of our newly established care team. This newly created post holds a vitally important role and will be expected to drive forward with the Head of School in demonstrating leadership, support and direction for the team whilst championing The Bridge London’s ethos, philosophy and practice. Our holistic philosophy demands a team approach from all staff under the leadership of the Executive Headteacher and the Head of School.
You will bring a wide range of knowledge from the experience gained as a residential care manager with management experience and be suitably qualified. The successful candidate will need to be approved by the appropriate statutory body. This will require Ofsted registration in accordance with their respective timescales and conditions.
You will be conversant with and in tune with our philosophy and approach which you will find explained in detail on our website. You will be enthusiastic, dedicated and resilient.
In line with regulations the successful candidate will have:
- the L5 Diploma in Leadership and Management or equivalents eg a recognised social work qualification or a professional qualification relevant to working with children at level 5 or equivalent;
- a qualification in management at level 5 or equivalent;
- at least 3 years’ experience relevant to residential care within the last five years; and
- at least 1 years’ experience supervising and managing professional staff.
- a good knowledge and experience of law and practice relating to looked after children;
- business and management skills to manage the work efficiently and effectively;
What do we offer in return?
Generous Rewards and Benefits package including:
- Excellent terms and conditions of employment including membership of LGPS Pension Scheme
- Comprehensive staff well-being programme including subsidised Gym membership, Cycle Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Staff Wellbeing – Flu Vaccinations
- Central location with excellent transport links
To apply for this post, visit our ‘vacancies’ page on our website www.thebridgelondon.co.uk to download, complete and return the application pack. Please return your completed Application Forms and Equal Opportunity forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note all applications must be submitted using The Bridge application forms and must be accompanied by a completed Equal Opportunities form. CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date: 5 pm 17th November 2017
Visits to the Integrated Learning Space are a prerequisite of the application process.
We encourage you to talk to us about the role and your candidacy if you are unsure whether this role is for you.
The Bridge London School is uncompromising in its commitment to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.