Exeter Deaf Academy provides specialist education and care tailored to the individual needs of Deaf young people. The sense of belonging to an inspiring bilingual community transforms students as they develop language skills and journey towards independence and fulfilling their potential.
Later this year the Academy will begin to build a groundbreaking, purpose-built facility scheduled to open in 2019. This new world-class Academy will change the lives of Deaf students. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.
Residential Manager (Deputy Head of Care)
37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Starting salary: £35,443.00 (pro rata).
The Residential Care Department at the Exeter Royal Academy for Education is looking to innovate rapid improvements in the level of quality and care it provides. This is an exciting opportunity for somebody with experience of management in a Care setting, particularly those with experience in residential special schools or children's care homes.
Candidates will need to understand the requirements of our regulators and have experience of delivering high quality care. Creativity is essential as well as the ability and drive to lead a large team of staff through accelerated progress.
The candidate must be passionate in providing care to young people and adults and must have proven managerial experience as well as managing children and young adults with challenging behaviour.
Strong organisational skills, experience of creating and managing action plans as well as delivering positive outcomes is also essential. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills to quickly develop good professional relationships with our staff, parents, external professionals and regulators.
A proven track record of leading Ofsted inspections would be desirable, especially those where leadership and management skills have lead organisations to an increase of judgement.
As we specialise in providing care to some of the most vulnerable Deaf young people in the country, experience in this field would be desirable and being competent in British Sign Language would be advantageous, however please note for the right candidate this is not essential.
For a job application pack please e-mail: Please call the Human Resources department . Details are also available on the Academy’s website.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21 March 2018
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.
The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.