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Independent Person/Visitor

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Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Competitive salary + car allowance


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

When you join Priory Group you'll be part of something special - an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the health, social care and education landscape across the UK.

Job Advert Location Description

This role will involve extensive travel to sites on an agreed basis.


Job Advert Role Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Priory Group! We are seeking to recruit an Independent Person/Visitor to inspect Children’s Homes and Residential Special Schools under the relevant legislation, in Priory Education and Children’s Services. Priory Education and Children’s Services provides care and education for young persons in children’s homes and schools across the UK.

Priory Group of companies is a market leader in health, social care and education across the UK. One of the key contributors to the excellent standard of quality of care and support provided by the group is our ongoing commitment to provide exemplary governance via a robust internal compliance function. Our specialist compliance team work independently from the division but contribute to making significant improvements to levels of regulatory compliance across the company.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional, experienced and high caliber individual to work as part of an expert team to conduct Independent Person/Visitor monitoring visits under Regulation 44 of the English children’s homes regulations. The post holder and the team will assist to continually improve our excellent standards of care by undertaking visits and providing robust Regulation 44 reports to our operational sites in the services we provide to young people in our children’s homes across the UK. You will ensure that sites are rigorously inspected using the relevant standards and legislation and provide appropriate feedback to the site managers. You will also identify any areas of concern, prompting solutions and promoting best practice, and provide robust reports detailing identified good practice, and a detailed account of where the required level of quality has not been reached, and what remedial action is required.  Visits under Welsh regulations and of Residential Special Schools will also be part of your remit.

You will have extensive expertise and experience of working in children’s services and a robust understanding of safeguarding and regulatory expectations and procedures. You will also have in depth knowledge of the relevant regulations and standards related to children’s services, and how these should applied and demonstrated in children’s services provider sites to ensure good service user and stakeholder experience and satisfaction, adherence to the standards, regulatory compliance, and a platform for excellence. Additionally you will need to have excellent verbal communication skills, demonstrable written communication skills, good IT skills, and the ability to produce and analyse data.

Should you be selected for an interview you will be required to complete written exercise prior to attending the interview.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the relevant disclosure body.

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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