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Managing Director - Education & Children's Services





Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




Full time

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. 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

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Managing Director (MD) for the Midlands and Wales region within Education and Children’s Services Division. We are seeking an inspirational and committed leader to provide drive and vision for Operations Directors and Service Leaders across their region. This is a key post and the MD will work to increase quality and to action initiatives for growth and commercial success. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, and sitting with on the Senior Management Team, the newly appointed MD will work with the team to ensure the best possible social care and educational outcomes for the children and young people we are privileged to support.

Whilst experience of the Education and/or Social Care is beneficial, we would welcome applications from proven and established, experienced senior leaders.

Managing Director Responsibilities include but not limited to 

  • Putting the Child at the centre of what we do… Ensure that the services are delivering individually tailored support and outcomes for each young person that we work with, and that we are supporting them to develop to their full potential
  • Ensure the safety of all young people in our care. Ensuring correct processes are embedded to support this.
  • Ensure clear accountability for all other key deliverables on quality and people are met with continuous improvement plans in place.
  • Ensure commercial focus, growth and profitability are appropriately managed according to current processes and systems
  • Ensure robust processes in place to deliver change projects such as acquisitions or major bids
  • Anticipate potential challenges and issues and support the day-to-day issues of a diverse region,
  • Support good governance through robust reporting and analysis.

What we want from a Managing Director

  • Must have proven commercial ability, the ability to deliver budgetary and growth commitments, and track record of being effective in terms of with commissioning and funding arrangements.
  • Must have proven experience of business development, particularly with local authorities.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate ability to lead and influence at a range of levels, including senior levels.
  • Must be able to set up and run processes that are effective in ensuring consistent safe delivery of an innovative care service and support for its users.
  • Must demonstrate creativity combined with practical approach

What we want to offer a Managing Director 

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays 
  • SMART Pension 
  • PMI
  • Online benefits portal including discounts and cash back 
  • Gymflex (subject to qualifying criteria) 
  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Car allowance

This is a remote working role and the successful candidate will be required to travel extensively within the region and to other areas within the UK

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS.

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