Assistant Director of Education

Gilbert Meher Ltd
Taunton, Somerset
£60000 - £70000/annum PRB and car allowance
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Director of Education


£60000 - £70000/annum PRB and car allowance






Gilbert Meher Ltd


Gilbert Meher are proud to working with a well- known care and education company in their search for an assistant director of education. The role will be covering services across the North West/South West regions.
The group are a specialist provider of residential care for Children and Young People with a range of Complex Needs.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and ambitious director of education to manage a number of existing residential schools across the two regions. The ideal candidate will have experience of multi -site responsibility and experience of designing and leading brand new schools.
The group cater for ASD, SEMH, ADHD and Attachment Difficulties, therefore experience in this area is essential. You will build and maintain key relationships with stakeholders, other professionals, parents and carers while developing and mentoring your staff team, recognising any training requirements to maintain high performance ratings.

The successful person will be expected to lead on all of the schools improvement plans. You will line manage all senior leaders within the provisions. You will be someone who is passionate and highly motivated to achieve the best outcomes for the young people who join the school and have the vision to create an outstanding centre of education. In addition, you will have had leadership experience in a special school setting and preferably be a specialist in a core subject.

We need a leader who will bring:
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire.
• A strategic vision that ensures progress and success.
• A strong commitment to ensure safeguarding is fully integrated into all aspects of school life.
• The ability to build positive relationships with all stakeholders including the local community.
• Experience of a residential school setting, OFSTED inspections and multi-disciplinary working.
** Qualified Teacher status
** Minimum of 5 years' teaching experience
** Minimum of 2 years' leadership and management experience
** Awareness of all relevant government initiatives
** Knowledge and experience of current good practise and development in SEN (Special Educational Needs)

This roles is to start as soon as possible but no later than September 2017

if you are a senior leader within care and education and are looking for a new challenge, apply now