Night Residential Childcare Manager
Salary: PO3 point 33 – 36 (£33,585 - £36,263)
Hours: 44 hours per week
Term Time Only – 39 Weeks per year
Linden Lodge School is a leading provider of education for visually-impaired children and young people aged 2 - 19 years. We are constantly building and growing our provision and an opportunity to join our highly motivated and skilled team as a Night Residential Childcare Manager has become available with our residential unit, Richley House
This is an opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming young peoples’ lives, promoting independence and has a desire to develop their career in a Special School setting. You'll be coordinating a small team of colleagues committed to providing high quality support to the children and young people within the residential unit.
The post holder will report to the Residential Childcare Manager and is responsible for ensuring that all procedures and policies are in place, maintained and followed at all times. You will be responsible for the operation of the residential provision during the night ensuring the safeguarding, health and care of our pupils and staff.
This is an exciting time to join the school. In our recent OFSTED of the residential department, Leadership and Management was judged “outstanding” (January 2019) where “leaders’ expert knowledge and steadfast commitment to children have inspired them to continue their own professional journeys”. We have an impressive three acre campus in Wimbledon offering fabulous indoor and outdoor innovative facilities to support teaching and learning.
The postholder must hold a Level 5 NVQ in Residential Childcare management OR be willing to undertake this qualification
We can offer you:
• Personalised induction programme
• The opportunity to undertake recognised qualifications such as an Accredited Intervenor
• A positive and supportive team within Richley House
• A staff wellbeing programme which includes:
o Employee Assistance programme
o Free local gym membership
o End of term staff awards
o Weekly art and Pilates classes
Linden Lodge School is a special place to work and staff wellbeing and career progression is very important to us. In addition to our Staff wellbeing programme you will be provided with tailored in-house and external training appropriate to your needs and interests.
School Tour: We encourage all applicants to visit the school before applying. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable date and time on 0208 7880107 or email@example.com
You can download application forms and get further details from the Wandsworth Council website http://www.lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk/75/staff-vacancies/cat/7/linden-lodge-school
Completed applications should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date for all applications: Friday 25th of October 2019
Shortlisting: Monday 28th of October 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing 28th of October 2019
Linden Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, an enhanced DBS will be required.
CVs are not accepted. Only candidates who have applied via the application form will be considered
Linden Lodge School
61, Princes Way,
Tel: 020 8788 0107
Headteacher: Deborah Rix