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Head of Residential Services

  • Location:

    Shepton Mallet, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Care Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + continuous training & development provided

  • Contact:

    Lyndsay Burder

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


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  • Consultant:

    Lyndsay Burder

Head of Residential Services

Circa £50,000 per annum dependent on experience, based on a 37.5 hours per week


Vetro Recruitment are recruiting for a Head of Residential Services based in North Somerset. On behalf of a leading independent specialist residential educational provision for young people aged 16 to 25 with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome and associated complex needs including behavioural difficulties.

This is an exciting new opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and proactive care professional who can help develop and maintain new CQC registered homes for young people with ASD. The successful applicant must have significant experience of working at a management level within CQC provision for young people and have an in-depth understanding of autism and complex needs.

Extensive practical knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation is also a requirement for this role. This opportunity requires candidates who hold excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to provide multi-site management. A proven track record of providing high quality care provision achieving good or better outcomes; with the commitment and ability to work with colleagues and a range of internal and external stakeholders to develop outstanding provision is an essential requirement.

To be considered you will need a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management for residential childcare (or equivalent). Experience of setting up new services is desirable, as is the need to advocate for and support educational provision.

The role includes providing guidance, support and leadership to colleagues at all levels.

Circa £50,000 per annum dependent on experience, based on a 37.5 hours per week


  • Online discounts and cashback for high street to holidays
  • Company pension
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Continued training and development
  • Amazing charity schemes
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Computing scheme
  • Free parking on site.

If this position sounds of interest, please click "Apply". One of the Vetro team will be in touch to talk about the role in more detail and your experience.

At Vetro Care, we have over 100 years' combined recruitment experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We are REC GOLD accredited and CIW registered and pride ourselves on the service we offer our clients and candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role.

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