Education Centre Manager

Reference number: 44634

Title: Education Centre Manager

Location: Dereham, Norfolk

Salary: Circa £31,400 - £32,800 per annum (Inc. £3,000 Educational Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 per week

Closing date: Sunday 1 November 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated manager to lead our team at Sense College Dereham, Norfolk. This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week.

We are looking for an experienced manager to fill the role of Education Centre Manager, you will hold a relevant teaching qualification and have experience of working in the field of specialist education and day service provision for people with sensory disabilities, including those with complex needs and learning disabilities.

Flexible in your approach, you will share the ethos of Sense; helping to make sure that no-one is left out of life. 

You will effectively manage a team to deliver high quality services, that meet organisational and regulatory standards, for people attending our education and day opportunities provision. Our education provision is Ofsted regulated.

To be successful in this role you will have a sound knowledge of person centred planning, rota planning and budget management. You will need to demonstrate proven experience of supervising and line managing staff in accordance with policy and legislation, as well as experience of managing misconduct, grievance and performance issues.

In return we offer a competitive rewards package; supportive and appreciative colleagues, and the chance to further develop your management skills whilst working for a forward looking national disability charity.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is essential for this role.*

About Sense

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. 

Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important that you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

*As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. If you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

No agency submissions without prior authorisation from Sense, any applications submitted will be treated as our own, as such no fee will be payable. If you have applied for this position in the last three months your application will not be considered.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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