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Principal/Head of College

Cambian Lufton CollegeYeovil

2021 will be an exciting and challenging year at The Cambian Group. Part of the CareTech Family of Companies, we are one of the largest providers of specialist Education and Care services for children and young people in the UK, delivering across Special Education Schools and Colleges, Residential Care Homes and a Therapeutic Fostering Service.

We are embarking on a significant period of transformation in line with our ambitious plans and, at the absolute core of our business, is our commitment to supporting our amazing children and young people, each with their own needs, hopes and dreams to reach their personal best.

Our teams are fully committed to Cambian’s goals. They understand the challenges and rewards of working with our young people and know that every day they will achieve things that really matter.

Registered as an Independent Further Education College and Residential Care Home, Cambian Lufton College is situated across several sites (Lufton Manor, Lufton Manor Farm and three small community houses) based around a 30 acre rural campus location on the outskirts of Yeovil, Somerset.

The College currently caters for 41 young people and adults between the ages of 16 - 25 years that have autism, additional learning needs and associated complex behaviour’s that may challenge. 

The College prides itself on offering meaningful packages of care, education and clinical services to those who have in the past struggled to access conventional settings; offering each young person and adult an individually tailored and holistic programme of support, equipping them to face the challenges of later life.

Joining Lufton College, you will find committed, career focused and positive teams delivering rich and innovative experiences, playing to each young person’s strengths, to prepare them for their lives ahead. Close community ties and inclusion underpin these opportunities in and around Yeovil helping our young people to use their life skills and to support the development of positive relationships.

We are looking for an outstanding leader who can demonstrate a proven successful track record, comprehensive understanding of both the Education and Care setting for SEN, and the drive to develop positive and engaging relationships with all the key stakeholders working closely with our teams.

You will be an expert in your field, bringing the best in classroom experience alongside a clear vision and understanding of the link between leadership and true impact.

You will have a real eye for detail – knowing that our absolute commitment to the Safeguarding of our children and young people is our top priority. You will be able to demonstrate a detailed and insightful understanding of the regulatory environment that we operate in and the demands that this places on all aspects of our work.

Bringing our plans for Lufton College to life will be challenging and intense but, with enthusiasm, creativity and a hands on approach, the reward and satisfaction will be second to none. You will have a unique opportunity to shape and deliver the long-term strategy for the College and our drive to transform the lives of our young people.

Any successful application to this role will be subject to Enhanced DBS and reference checking, in line with Government regulations and Safer Recruitment best practice.

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