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Valence School

Childrens Residential Assistant Manager


Full Time - School Term Time Only - Permanent

£26,000 actual p.a. for 40 hours per week plus 10 x 7.5hr weekend shifts per academic year

39 working weeks and 6.4 weeks paid holiday

Set shifts between 7am and 10pm

Generous pension scheme & life cover, retail discounts, well-being sessions, training opportunities, free evening meal on late shift and free on site parking

We are recruiting for a Residential Education Provision (REP) Assistant Manager to join our friendly staff team in the picturesque setting of Valence School, located in Westerham, Kent.  Valence School is a Kent County Council Foundation residential and day Special School for students from age 4 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning difficulties. We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT) and have a large, dedicated staff team of over 200 people providing specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

In this role, you will work in the Residential Education Provision and assist the REP Manager in accordance with the ethos of Valence School, to ensure the highest standards of young person centred support is delivered and maintained. 

The role will involve:

· Managing resources - both physical and staffing;

· Supporting young people (including keyworking) in partnership with a multi-disciplinary team to maintain a consistent, holistic and effective working approach;

· Ensuring excellent communication with students, staff and parents/carers.

 You will have the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of our fantastic students

Successful candidates will be qualified to at least Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare and have relevant experience in a residential educational or care setting with children and young people.  Experience of working with young people who have complex physical and medical needs is desirable and an aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful independence is essential.  The successful candidate will be supported to gain the Level 5 diploma in Management & Leadership.

For further information please contact the HR team on 01959 567841 or email 

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

We are recruiting for this post on a rolling basis, therefore you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible,

We reserve the right to close this vacancy, interview and appoint earlier if we receive sufficient applications for this role.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.  References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates. The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act)