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Team Leader (Shepton Mallet)




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

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,544 per annum


An average of 45 hours per week - day, evening and weekend shifts available

Job Advert Role Description

Based in one of our residential houses in Shepton Mallet, you will provide support to the House Manager and will be required to run shifts including organising and monitoring the performance of staff, administering of medication, preparation of reports and managing student’s budgets.  This must be achieved within a pressurised environment where the ability to respond swiftly and appropriately is essential especially when called upon to diffuse difficult situations. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our students is always paramount.


  • The successful candidate must hold NVQ level 3 / level 3 Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Workforce and be prepared to work to level 5.
  • You will be calm under pressure, an excellent communicator and be able to offer a high degree of flexibility.
  • A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.

About Us

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.

What's in it for you?

For amazing work, we give amazing rewards:

  • 100’s of online discounts and cash back deals
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend
  • Priory Group pension.

We look after your career too, with our career pathways you, like many of our staff, can go from support worker up to CEO level with guidance and learning supplied by us!

Division DBS info


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 may be requested prior to interview for 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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