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House Manager




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

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£27,000 per annum


An average of 41.5 hours per week over 41 weeks per year

Job Advert Role Description

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a passionate, enthusiastic and highly motivated leader who has a sound knowledge of ASD who can also offer knowledge and experience of working with a variety of children and young people with challenging, complex and diverse needs.  This role is based in one of our residential homes in Shepton Mallet.

Working with the College Senior Leadership Team, the House Manager undertakes responsibility for our residential home in Shepton Mallet and ensures that this is a safe, nurturing and positive environment for our young people. 

The successful candidate will be:

  • A dynamic forward thinker who can work proactively to inspire, lead and develop their staff team
  • Working with Care colleagues, they will ensure that Care provision meets the requirements of both internal and external regulators, including Ofsted and will continually strive towards providing excellent standards of care
  • A problem solver with the ability to ’think on your feet’ to respond to the ever changing and diverse needs of our students.

The role will require the individual to undertake shift work (this will include weekend working and being included in an on call rota). 

You must be an established level 3 practitioner and also hold or be working towards Diploma level 5.  The successful candidate will also hold a driving license and access to their own vehicle.

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 our learners 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.

Your Benefits

  • Comprehensive Induction, competency, growth and commitment to training and development
  • Guidance, support and the benefit of being part of a strong and focused team
  • Priory Group Pension
  • Just Drive Scheme
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Retail rewards scheme.

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.

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services 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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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