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Head of Residential Services (CQC)




Farleigh FE College Frome, North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Circa £50,000 per annum dependent on experience


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

This is an exciting new opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and proactive care professional who can help us develop and maintain new CQC registered homes for young people with ASD.  The successful applicant must have significant experience of working at a management level within CQC provision for young people and have an in-depth understanding of autism and complex needs.  Extensive practical knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation is also a requirement for this role.

This opportunity requires candidates who hold excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to provide multi-site management.  A proven track record of providing high quality care provision, achieving good or better outcomes; with the commitment and ability to work with colleagues and a range of internal and external stakeholders to develop outstanding provision is an essential requirement.

Experience of setting up new services is desirable, as is the need to advocate for and support educational provision. Excellent interpersonal skills will be an advantage, as the role includes providing guidance, support and leadership to colleagues at all levels.

Candidates must share our passion for providing inclusive, safe, warm and nurturing provision for young people with complex needs and our commitment to achieving the best possible personalised outcomes for all those in our care.

Farleigh Further Education College Frome is an independent specialist residential college for young people aged 16 to 25 with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome and associated complex needs including behavioural difficulties.

The college has eight residential houses in the community each with its own identity, working ethos and dedicated team of staff. This provides learners with the opportunity to experience independent living in a range of different settings.

We aim to provide every young person with an individually tailored programme of education, care, work experience, leisure and life skills and training within the community, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Our dedicated team of staff create a safe, secure and independent living environment where young people have a sense of belonging within their group and a sense of ownership of their home. Our approach enables young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to progress towards adulthood, including further or higher education and sustainable independent living in the community.

Our benefits

  • Online discounts and cashback for high street to holidays
  • Priory Group pension
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Amazing charity schemes
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Computing scheme
  • Free parking on site.

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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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS

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