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Registered Manager - Maternity Cover




Paperbag Cottage, Lymington SO41

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£32,000 to £35,000 depending on experience


37.5 hours per week

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Priory Group is one of Europe’s leading independent providers of mental health, specialist education, autism and learning disability and older people’s services. Across the company, we place great emphasis on the quality of our services. We are committed to proactively driving improvements to ensure quality is at the heart of everything we do.

As a provider we are expanding and opening new services with new opportunities. We have high ambitions, an honest approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers. We are committed to delivering individualised care to meet people’s needs and committed to providing the best possible care and support.

Paperbag Children's Home is a specialist residential facility for up to 4 young people aged 8 to 19 with EBD and complex needs.

We provide education, care and essential life skills for young people to equip them with the necessary life, independence and social skills as they progress towards more independent living.

Situated within Lymington, we provide a safe and stimulating environment to prepare our young people for their futures by providing the opportunity to gain daily living, social and interaction skills within the local community.

This is an exciting role in a service within the Lymington area. This is a chance for a strong, energetic leader to shape the future direction of the home. We are seeking an experienced Ofsted Registered Manager to lead this service covering a period of maternity leave. We can offer a competitive package for the right candidate.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a Deputy or Assistant Manager to gain experience in a Registered Manager position.  If you have previous experience working with children and have the relevant qualification, then this could be the next step in your career.

We require a skilled leader who can demonstrate substantial experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour and mental health issues. Our new leader must be prepared to work hard and build a committed team through this period of growth and development.

£32 – 35k per annum plus competitive benefit package.

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Places high quality outcomes at the heart of everything in the residential home
  • Has a background in special needs including perhaps a higher qualification
  • Is committed to quality improvements and is adept at using data to monitor and review success across all aspects of the home
  • Understands the importance of providing flexible and personalised packages to meet the needs of every young person
  • Has strong communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Has successful experience of working in partnership with local authorities, parents and other stakeholders
  • Is experienced in managing staff and challenging them to achieve the highest quality
  • Has good commercial understanding with experience in managing a budget and able to lead the strategic development of the service.

We are welcoming applications from Deputy and Assistant Managers who have previous experience with children with

In return you will benefit from:-

  • A happy home with a most positive ethos
  • Support from experienced Senior Managers who line manage the children’s home managers
  • Excellent opportunities within the Priory Group
  • Regular opportunities to reflect on wider professional issues with colleagues in similar services
  • A generous package.

Priory Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and an Ofsted registration. If you require more details please contact Hannah Cramp, Senior HR Administrator (

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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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