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Operations Director - Education and Children's Services

  • Salary: Up to £85000 per annum + Car Allowance & Bonus
  • Location: Devon
  • Date posted: 11-10-2019
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: ODSW_1570786418

Operations Director required for the UK's leading provider of care and education for vulnerable young people covering the South West!

I am looking for a motivated, strategic thinking and highly experienced Senior Manager within Ofsted regulated young people services.

The role will involve managing a team of Regional Managers and Registered Managers of children's homes and SEN schools for young people with emotional issues, autism, learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. 

My client are offering an industry leading package:

  • Salary £85,000
  • £6500 Car Allowance
  • Additional Bonus
  • Flexible working
  • Generous annual leave along with bank holidays
  • Large contributory Pension Scheme
  • Additional benefits package

 As the Operations Director you will:

  • Provide vision, professional leadership, management and direction for the services, driving continuous improvement and innovation through the site leaders, promoting high quality standards of service to the young people, in line with our regulatory bodies
  • Line manage a team of Senior Manager's to ensure your remit reaches Ofsted compliance standards, occupancy and financial targets and key development plans. 
  • Ensure that key deliverables on quality service, employees and performance are met and exceeded. Implement robust processes to ensure consistency and safety are assured
  • Provide strong and effective commercial and financial leadership and insight, ensuring budgets are exceeded.
  • Develop effective relationships with external agencies including local authorities, professionals, regulators, children and parents/carers. To use these relationships to develop and grow the service and to meet and exceed ADC targets
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of relevant legislation/statutory requirements associated with SEN education and children’s homes, with relevant Health and Safety legislation, and with current care practice and theories 

The Operations Director must have:

  • Prior experience as a Operations Director or equivalent in children's services
  • Extensive experience of managing a large portfolio of Ofsted regulated services including children's homes and SEN schools 
  • Provable track record in line managing Senior Manager's including Regional Managers/Area Managers/Registered Managers
  • Profit, loss and large budget management experience

This is a highly desirable role with a leading employer in the care sector. Apply here!