Head of Care/ Registered Manager – Southlands School

Location: Lymington, Hampshire

Salary: up to £60,000 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (52 weeks per year)

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Southlands School is an Ofsted-registered co-education specialist day and residential school with a registered children’s home.  We provide education and care, supported by our multi-disciplinary clinical team, for children and young people aged 7-19 years who have a primary diagnosis of Autism or whose profile of need can be successfully supported by the use of autism specialist strategies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the whole of the care provision and working closely with the Responsible Individual. This is a unique opportunity to not only manage and enhance the quality of care for our children but also to play a pivotal role in the strategic expansion of our services.

Working closely with the Regional Managers, you will develop strategic growth plans for the home, you will also lead and manage the staff team to fulfil and deliver the agreed plans.

As a registered manager you will be level 5 qualified with experience in ASD and managing change. You will be responsible for delivering, in line with the statement of purpose, high quality care that remains fully compliant with the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and associated legislation, statutory guidance and inspection frameworks. Ideally, you will have a working knowledge of residential special schools, and working in a larger environment.

We are a unique and complex business and you will need to balance a hands-on, practical approach with a creative and innovative style and the ability to respond with positivity and a ‘can do’ mindset.

We are looking for an innovative leader with a zest for making a positive impact. In return, we offer the chance to develop your career in a supportive environment where your ideas can help shape the future of our homes. If you're ready to take on a rewarding challenge and grow with us, we would love to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunities Employer. And we are committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check and the search will be purely based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.


Location: Lymington, SO41 5QB

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