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Deputy Residential Childcare Manager - Linden Lodge School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

36 Hours per week (39 weeks per year)
Working Pattern to be confirmed.
Required: ASAP

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Residential Childcare for our Residential department, Richley House. The department provides residential care for children aged between the ages of 7 to 19 years with a range of complex communication, sensory and physical disabilities who attend Linden Lodge School.

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.

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 will be responsible for aspects of the day-to-day management of Richley House and will deputise for the manager when required.

We are specifically looking for a skilled practitioner who:

• Has a knowledge and understanding of the OFSTED National minimum standards
• Experience of applying and working within safeguarding policies and procedures
• Possesses a minimum Level 4 NVQ in Children’s Residential Care.

The postholder must hold a Level 5 NVQ in Residential Childcare management OR be willing to undertake this qualification

We can offer you:

  • A supportive team environment which will enable you to develop your professional experience and expertise
  • Excellent support based on Collaboration, Coaching and Mentoring and Line Management
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Outstanding facilities and resources
  • The scope for you to bring your own creativity and talents within a structured framework of assessment, planning and processes
  • A chance to be a part of the Senior Leadership Team with the opportunity to play a part in the strategic direction of the school
  • 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 very 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 head@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

You can also download an application and 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: hradministrator@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Only candidates who have applied via the application forms will be considered.

Closing Date: 25 October 2019 (at noon)
Shortlisting: 29 October 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing 04 November 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.

Linden Lodge School
61, Princes Way,
Wimbledon Park,
SW19 6JB
Tel: 020 8788 0107
Headteacher: Deborah Rix

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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