Location: Honiton, Devon (travel across locations required)
Function: ROC College
Accountable to: Head Teacher
Accountable for: Curriculum Managers, Functional Skills and Supported Internships
United Response is looking for a confident education leader with SEND experience for the new post of Deputy Head Teacher of ROC College, a specialist college that provides community-based teaching and learning across the South West.
As part of the our senior leadership team, you will shape the college’s vision and direction, supporting young people with SEND to develop confidence, skills and independence. You will be the college’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and head up an exciting national project, Project Search.
Who We Are
United Response is a registered charity, founded in 1973, whose mission is to ensure that individuals with learning disabilities, mental or physical support needs have the opportunity to live their lives to the full. We support around 2000 people in over 300 locations across England and Wale, and employ over 3,600 staff.
ROC College, a part of United Response, is a specialist college that provides person-centered, community-based teaching and learning within Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. We work with young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
What We’re Looking For
United Response is looking for a confident leader who has experience of supporting students with a learning disability and/or mental health needs in education, and is passionate about making a difference. You will have experience of developing SEND education provision, and experience with employability and supported internships. You will be an excellent communicator and able to supervise and motivate a team that works across different areas. You must have a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or equivalent, and a leadership and management qualification. You must be willing and able to travel between locations in Devon and Cornwall as required.
What to Expect
As Deputy Head Teacher, you will be working as a part of the ROC College senior leadership team to drive a whole-college approach to supporting our students to become more emotionally resilient and better placed to engage with life and learning. You will work closely with the Head Teacher and Principal to shape a vision and direction for the college, setting out high expectations, with a clear focus on student achievement. In your role, you will work with other senior leaders to manage the planning and delivery of curriculum across ROC College. You will also manage Project Search and be the college’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.
What We Can Offer You
United Response offers a comprehensive benefits package for all employees which includes:
- Pension contribution
- Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)
- Cycle to work scheme
- Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services
- Employee shopping discounts and eligibility for Blue Light Card
- Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers
- Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications
- 2x basic salary life assurance scheme
- Refer-a-friend bonus scheme
- A collaborative and caring team to support you
- Potential for development and progression
United Response is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
How to Apply
Candidates are strongly encouraged to book a visit to one of our learning hubs before applying. To book a visit or if you wish to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Rose Mortimore, HR/Recruitment Officer on 07407852563 or at email@example.com.
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United Response is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to the Mindful Employer values and are a Disability Confident employer, providing support to applicants with mental and/or physical disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with United Response and are in need of support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationEast DevonDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSchool Leadership
- Salary Details
£35,000 per annum
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
37.5 hours per week (term-time plus two weeks) 40 weeks per annum
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required