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Senior Residential Childcare Manager - Linden Lodge School

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

The Role

40 hours per week
Working Pattern: Term Time Only (39 Weeks per year)
Required ASAP

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 skilled and highly motivated team as a Senior Residential Childcare Manager with our Residential Unit has become available.

This is an exciting time to join the school. In our most recent OFSTED, 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 Senior Residential Manager will be responsible for the smooth operational running of the residential department. The manager will ensure that staffing is planned in advance to meet the needs of pupils and shifts are organised effectively to ensure pupils' personal care and developmental needs are met. The manager will provide staff working in the department with clear direction ensuring that they are motivated and highly effective.

The manager will also work in partnership with pupils' families ensuring that they are kept well informed and involved. They will need excellent interpersonal and people skills, be able to instil confidence in the health professionals, school staff and other agencies.

We are looking for well qualified and experienced professionals preferably with a background in Health or Social Care. Experience of working with children and young people with complex and sensory needs is an advantage.

We can offer you:

• High quality teaching and learning opportunities
• Access to training both in-house and externally
• Small classes with high staff ratio.
• The opportunity to train as a qualified teacher of the visually impaired/multi-sensory impaired
• 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 aspirations.

School Tour: We would like applicants to visit the school before applying. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Louise Greenwood, to arrange a suitable date and time either by calling 020 8788 0107 or e-mailing 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 school 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   

Closing Date: 23 August 2019 (at noon)
Shortlisting: Week commencing 25 August 2019
Interview Date: TBC

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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