Deputy Residential Manager

Deputy Residential Manager

Deputy Residential Manager

We are looking for a forward-thinking, passionate and authentic Deputy Residential Manager to join our amazing school.  Working with the residential manager you will have the skills, knowledge and drive to support the residential team to continually develop the residential curriculum, working collaboratively with Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers and Learning Support Assistants to enable all our children become independent.

The role

In the absence of the Residential Manager, the Deputy will be responsible for all aspects of the residential department creating a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment.

What will you be doing?

You will lead the residential staff to develop and run activities that are fun, whilst supporting skill development, ensuring the quality of care is maintained across all shifts. And it is term time role only.

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  1. Level 3 Diploma in Residential Care
  2. Experience in a leadership role within residential childcare
  3. Level 2 Qualification in Medication in Schools useful, but not essential
  4. The ability to plan, monitor, record and problem solve to give the children the best opportunity to achieve
  5. Vision to support the development of the residential department

If you're passionate about the children and young people in your care and can show understanding, tenacity and consistency of care – this may be the opportunity for you and we’d love to hear from you.

Please click apply below to see the full job description and person specification.

What we offer in return

  • An inclusive and supportive work environment
  • Access to our employee benefits programmes (discounts on Perkbox, employee assistance programme and workplace pension)
  • A range of employee wellbeing interventions
  • An investment in your personal development

About Meath, a Speech and Language UK School

Meath is one of a very few schools in the UK which is tailor made for young learners with speech and language challenges. The school and residential settings have been recognised repeatedly as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2008.

Our exciting and stimulating learning environment supports children to Talk, Learn and Grow, with a curriculum co-designed by teachers and Speech and Language Therapists. We also offer home from home tailored residential support which provides a safe and nurturing environment for pupils to develop independence, social and self-care skills.

About Speech and Language UK

We are Speech and Language UK – we want every child to face the future with confidence. For 1.7 million children in the UK, learning to talk and understand words feel like an impossible hurdle. Without the right help, this can destroy their world. They feel disconnected from their family. Unable to make friends. Unfairly punished for not following instructions they don’t understand. What does the future hold for them?

To apply, please submit your completed application form to by midday on Monday 7th November 2022. You can download the application pack below.

Meath works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are from ethnic minority backgrounds and those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you. 

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to positive written references and an enhanced DBS and barred list check.





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