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Head of Social Care Services

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Quay View School, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7EX

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£38,000 - £45,000



Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. 

Job Advert Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Role Description

Southern Peninsula Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-19 who may have Learning Difficulities including SEMH and Autism. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

Southern Peninsula Services currently have an educational setting, Quay View School, rated "Good" by Ofsted and three Childrens Homes; all situated within the Tamar Valley and West Devon localities

Due to our current level of expansion we are looking for enthusiatic and experienced Head of Social Care to oversee the management of the exisiting children’s homes and help with setting up new provisions.

As Head of Social Care you will be a key member of our Senior Leadership Team and will become the responsible individual of the childrens homes and support the school residential services Manager.


Candidates must have either:

•           Must hold a Social Work Degree or a QCF/Level 5

•           Demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development

•           Be an experienced manager in with the children's services

•           Have experience of working with children and young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties

•           Be a strong and effective leader

•           Be emotionally resilient

•           Have the ability to work flexibly and demonstrate resourcefulness

•           Have a strong 'can do' attitude

•           Have highly developed organisational skills

•           Effective communication skills


What we would like to give you:

•           Guidance, support and the benefit of being part of a strong and focussed Senior Leadership Team

•           Excellent Salary + performance related bonus scheme

•           SMART Pension option

•        SMART Childcare vouchers

•           Dental and Healthcare Plans

•           Just Drive Scheme

•           Cycle Scheme

•           Retail rewards scheme

Working site to be agreed, but will be expected to travel to the homes and schools on a regular basis as some of our homes are in a rural setting own transport is essential

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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