Deputy Residential and Medical Manager

Location: Meath School & Specialist Centre, Brox Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0LF

Contract: One year fixed term contract, Full Time (39 hours a week - shift patterns to be agreed), Term time only (39 weeks per year - all school holidays paid)

Salary: £30,902 - £32,467 per annum depending on experience (plus up to £2652 for sleep ins)

Are you passionate about supporting children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs to become independent, physically and mentally healthy young people?

We are looking for a Deputy Residential and Medical Manager to join our amazing school.  Working with the residential manager you will have the skills, knowledge and drive to support the residential team to continually develop the residential curriculum, working collaboratively with Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers and Learning Support Assistants to enable all our children become independent

In the absence of the Residential Manager, the Deputy will be responsible for all aspects of the residential department creating a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. You will lead the residential staff to develop and run activities that are fun, whilst supporting skill development, ensuring the quality of care is maintained across all shifts.

The successful candidate will have:

  1. Level 3 Diploma in Residential Care
  2. Experience in a leadership role within residential childcare
  3. Level 2 Qualification in Medication in Schools
  4. The ability to plan, monitor, record and problem solve to give the children the best opportunity to achieve
  5. Vision to support the development of the residential department

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Have a look at our application pack below to see the full job description and person specification.

In return we offer you:

  • An inclusive and supportive work environment
  • Access to our employee benefits programmes (discounts on Perkbox, employee assistance programme and workplace pension)
  • A range of employee wellbeing interventions
  • An investment in your personal development

I CAN is the UK’s leading children’s communication charity. We run two special schools, design and deliver interventions and train practitioners to deliver these with children and young people, run a Communications Consortium of 35 like-minded charities and social enterprises, run a family support helpline and raise awareness of the impact poor speech, language and communication can have on a child’s life chances.

To apply, please submit your completed application form to by midday on Monday 4 July 2022. Interviews will take place soon after this. You can download the application pack below.

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are from ethnic minority backgrounds and those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you. 

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to positive written references and an enhanced DBS and barred list check.



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