Director of Social Care

Chailey Heritage Foundation
On site with flexible/hybrid working.
The salary for this role is c.£85,000 per annum on a full-time permanent basis.
Hackney

Over the last century, we have expanded and continuously developed our world-class range of specialist services to meet the needs of young people with complex neurodisabilities. Operating from our main campus in Chailey, East Sussex, we provide specialised education for pupils aged 3 to 19, as well as services for young adults with disabilities.

THE ROLE

Operating from our main campus in Chailey, East Sussex, we provide specialised education for pupils aged 3 to 19, as well as services for young adults with disabilities. The curriculum for our pupils is personally designed around the needs of each child and young person, with a focus on promoting independence, communication skills and personal development.

We provide a range of facilities to ensure this, inclusive of our large hydrotherapy pool, a therapeutic horse-riding centre, and our care farm, Patchwork Farm. We work in close partnership with Chailey Clinical Services, a nationally recognised specialist NHS tertiary service for children and young adults with complex neurological and physical disabilities. For those who need 24-hour care, we have 6 bungalows on site, offering a range of boarding options for children and a transition service for young adults up to the age of 25.

Whilst we are proud of everything we have achieved, we are ambitious and so, we are now looking for a new Director of Social Care to help, improve and expand our ongoing work. You will be a motivational role model for all social care services across our Foundation, bringing a strong knowledge of regulatory practices and legislative frameworks for children and adult social care. We are looking for someone who is empathetic, resourceful and energetic, with a strong strategic mind for financial planning and workforce management. You will have experience of working with individuals with complex needs, and their families, ideally from a health and social care, or education background. You will bring a commitment to an inclusive culture, where individuals of all abilities are valued, and no one is excluded because of their disability.

Children and young people are at the core of Chailey Heritage Foundation and the heart of our mission. We seek excellence, not as a badge but because the children, young people and their families deserve nothing less. If you are driven by the same goal, we’d love to hear from you.

INFORMATION

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