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Current Staff Vacancies

Managing Director

This is a full time, permanent role - 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £70,000 per year

Friends Therapeutic Community Trust, known more widely as Glebe House specialises in helping boys, aged 15- 18, who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours and may have other complex behavioural issues. It provides a year-round children’s home together with individualised treatment programmes of therapy and education, delivered on-site at our Independent Special School and carried out within a therapeutic community setting.

We are now seeking a Managing Director to be responsible to the Trustee Board and to lead the Trust in delivering the strategic vision and sustain the values, ethos and service quality to which it is committed. This includes responsibility for financial planning and sustainability, providing inspirational leadership and management, and giving leadership to planning future developments and the shaping of services; income generation, fundraising and partnership working.

Your ability to work with Boards and Trustees is vital, as Governance and Accountability will be required as you will provide timely, coherent and relevant information to the Trustees on progress against objectives.

You need to have excellent people skills and proven management and business acumen, along with a dynamic and inspirational way of thinking and vision that will help lead the Trust through a new and exciting period. You should also be fully conversant with, committed to and enthusiastic about the values and objectives of the Trust.

Benefits:

  • Sick pay
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking, free food
  • Working on a rural site in Cambridgeshire, set in 3.5 acres
  • 5-weeks holiday, plus Bank Holidays

Reference ID: MD

Application deadline: 3 September 2021

Shortlisting dates: 6 and 7 September 2021

Warner Interview (Zoom): 9 and 10 September 2021

Informal interviews with SMT and Residents (including Site Tour): 13 and 14 September 2021

Formal interviews and assessments (on Site): 21 and 22 September 2021

Contract begins: January 2022

If you are interested in this post, please contact georgie.wark@glebehouse.org.uk to arrange a call to discuss this post further with the Clerk to Trustees and receive a Candidate Information Pack.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS and Warner Interviews processes.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Young People Support Worker / Milieu Project Worker

This is a full time role - 38 hours per week

Salary Range: £22,389 - £23,118 (Depending on relevant skills, experience & qualifications)

Due to the Care Provision Regulations regarding the nature of the work we do, applicants must be 25 years or over.

What’s it like, working here at Glebe House in our Support Team? We asked one of our team leaders and this is what they said:

“We are called Milieu Project Workers. That’s French for ‘environment’ and really means that we create a safe, secure, familial environment for our boys. There are three shifts, days/ afternoons/ nights, regular meetings daily and we have four main accountabilities to help us to maintain routines and prepare our boys for leaving us to manage independently. We have a real community here, so everything that we do fosters a sense of that, of belonging, of responsibility and purpose – from breakfast or lunches eaten together to enjoying a game of pool.

As a charity, we provide a genuinely warm atmosphere and we Project Workers work together on Events like Harry Potter Day, Super Hero Night, Sports Day, Treasure Hunts, Crafternoons, or Ultimate Frisbee.

What sort of person do we need? We value diversity, as the Glebe House Community mirrors the outside world. We have Workers with skills in arts and crafts, and those who are sporty. Most of all, we really want people who are community-spirited, open-minded, and passionate about providing support for young people. If you have a hobby, bring it with you! Our boys need robust role models, is this you?”

What you’ll need to join us:

  • A full driving licence – we’re on a rural site, with free parking, so you will need a car
  • Flexibility – shift working patterns with your team
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare – we will absolutely pay and support you in this, if you don’t already hold this qualification (completion of this qualification is an Ofsted requirement)
  • We utilise the PACE method here (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) as this helps to build emotional trust which is key when working with our boys, if you have experience of this method, great! Otherwise, if you can demonstrate these qualities, we’ll provide full training

What you need to know about us:

Glebe House is an established charity, offering therapeutic care and educational development in a Residential environment to boys aged 15-18 who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours. We provide support for these boys who have been referred either through Children’s Services, or as directed by the Court. We work hard to help our boys recognise and reduce the risks and threats that they have faced and that they represent. We need to grow our team so that we can expand upon our valuable work here, and it’s vital that we recruit the right people for this vital role.

What we offer:

  • Welcome payment of £250, following successful induction period (direct applicants only)
  • Working on a rural site in Cambridgeshire, set in 3 acres of gardens
  • 3 week fixed rota
  • Free parking, free food, paid-for breaks
  • 266 hours annual leave, including Bank Holidays
  • Basic salary of £22,389
  • Regular training and support
  • Life insurance and company pension scheme
  • Access to an independent Employee Assistance Programme – offering counselling, financial advice, legal advice etc

This post requires working some evening and weekend shifts, as well as sleep-in and on-call duties, which may also be required. The post holder will also be required at times to undertake physical interventions with the Residents. Full training will be given.

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact Teresa Wilkinson or Natalie Jack on (01799) 584359 or email hr@glebehouse.org.uk

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Head of School

This is a full time role - 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £39,577

Due to the Care Provision Regulations regarding the nature of the work we do, applicants must be 25 years or over.

Friends Therapeutic Community Trust (FTCT), known more widely as Glebe House specialises in helping boys, aged 15- 18, who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours and may have other complex behavioural issues. It provides a year-round children’s home together with individualised treatment programmes of therapy and education, delivered on-site at our Independent Special School and carried out within a therapeutic community setting.

We are now seeking a Head of School, who is responsible to the FTCT Education Sub-Committee Chair of Governors and Board of Trustees Governing Board, through the Director of Service; to provide vision, leadership and direction for the continuous improvement of the school.

Our Head of School will be a confident and reflective leader with a sociable personality and the ability to quickly form relationships. You will have a strong understanding of SEND and SEMH matters within a specialist setting, be emotionally aware and sensitive towards a student's needs, and have the ability to draw upon your skills, knowledge and experience to secure swift practice improvements by modelling or support.

You are calm under pressure and objective in your approach to decision making with an openness towards change whilst still able to follow protocols and procedures. You'll be a proactive problem solver with good planning skills and will be driven to achieve high standards.

Benefits:

  • Sick pay
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking, free food
  • Working on a rural site in Cambridgeshire, set in 3.5 acres
  • Our holidays do not mirror mainstream schools. We offer 5 weeks of holiday, plus Bank Holidays

Application deadline: 20/08/2021

Expected start date: 02/01/2022

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact Teresa Wilkinson or Natalie Jack on (01799) 584359 or email hr@glebehouse.org.uk

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices (Warner Recruitment Interviews) all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Teacher (Part-time)

This is a part time role - 3 day per week (24 hours)

Salary: £15,900 (FTE £26,501 per annum)

Independent SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) Special School

Due to the Care Provision Regulations regarding the nature of the work we do, applicants must be 25 years or over.

As we are in a rural location, a current Driving Licence and access to transport is essential.

We are looking to recruit an outstanding Teacher to join our Education Team, to teach: PE, Humanities and Careers.

Glebe House School is part of Friends Therapeutic Community Trust and is a not-for-profit Charity. We support up to a maximum of 16 male pupils between the ages 15 and 18. The school operates alongside the Residential Children's Home.

Job Purpose:

The post holder will be responsible for providing teaching and support for students in: PE, Humanities and Careers; in addition to other aspects of the curriculum (to be agreed).

Core Duties and Accountabilities:

  • To teach high quality lessons
  • To research, prepare and deliver GCSE courses
  • To accurately assess students and monitor their progress towards agreed targets
  • To support the development of the Education Programme, in liaison with the lead education practitioners
  • To facilitate the delivery of all aspects of the Adult Education Programme
  • To deliver Basic Skills provision in collaboration with other members of Staff
  • To prepare reports on student progress and set educational targets

Person Specification:

Experience:

  • As well as experienced Teacher's we are happy to consider Graduates or UQTs
  • Experience of working with children having SEN/EBD

Knowledge:

  • Thorough subject knowledge
  • Knowledge about what makes good and outstanding teaching for students of all abilities
  • Knowledge about strategies for raising standards in the classroom
  • A knowledge of and ability to advise on current educational issues and priorities
  • An understanding of the value of working in an equal opportunity framework, and a commitment to implementing equal opportunities

Skills and Abilities:

  • Skills to enable the organisation to plan for the future
  • An ability to build positive , productive professional relationships with staff and students
  • An ability to speak at meetings, make representations including written reports
  • An ability to work on own initiative, plan and manage own workload and set and meet targets and deadlines
  • An ability to liaise and negotiate sensitively, tactfully and diplomatically at all levels
  • Skills to be administratively self-servicing including word processing skills
  • An ability to work constructively within a team
  • Flexible approach to people and situations

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact Teresa Wilkinson or Natalie Jack on (01799) 584359.

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Multi-skills Teacher (Part Time)

This is a part time role - 3 day per week (24 hours)

Salary: £15,900 (FTE £26,501 per annum)

Independent SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) Special School

Due to the Care Provision Regulations regarding the nature of the work we do, applicants must be 25 years or over.

As we are in a rural location, a current Driving Licence and access to transport is essential.

We are looking to recruit an outstanding Multi-skills Teacher to join our Education Team - skills to include: plastering, painting and joinery, CSCS experience is also desirable.

Glebe House School is part of Friends Therapeutic Community Trust and is a not-for-profit Charity. We support up to a maximum of 16 male pupils between the ages 15 and 18. The school operates alongside the Residential Children's Home.

Job Purpose:

  • To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students with support from teaching staff
  • To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students
  • To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
  • To contribute to raising standards of student attainment and behaviour
  • To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth

Core Duties and Accountabilities:

  • To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in curriculum areas.
  • To contribute to curriculum areas
  • To plan and prepare courses and lessons with oversight from Head of School
  • To contribute to the whole school’s planning activities
  • To resource and maintain the workshop in good order at all times

Person Specification:

Experience:

  • As well as experienced Teacher's we are happy to consider Graduates or UQTs
  • Experience of working with children having SEN/EBD

Knowledge:

  • Thorough subject knowledge
  • Knowledge about what makes good and outstanding teaching for students of all abilities
  • Knowledge about strategies for raising standards in the classroom
  • A knowledge of and ability to advise on current educational issues and priorities
  • An understanding of the value of working in an equal opportunity framework, and a commitment to implementing equal opportunities

Skills and Abilities:

  • Skills to enable the organisation to plan for the future
  • An ability to build positive , productive professional relationships with staff and students
  • An ability to speak at meetings, make representations including written reports
  • An ability to work on own initiative, plan and manage own workload and set and meet targets and deadlines
  • An ability to liaise and negotiate sensitively, tactfully and diplomatically at all levels
  • Skills to be administratively self-servicing including word processing skills
  • An ability to work constructively within a team
  • Flexible approach to people and situations

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact Teresa Wilkinson or Natalie Jack on (01799) 584359.

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Kitchen Assistant

This is a part time role - 25 hours per week - Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 1.30pm

Salary: £11,575 (£18,521 FTE per annum)

Due to the Care Provision Regulations regarding the nature of the work we do, applicants must be 25 years or over.

As we are in a rural location, a current Driving Licence and access to transport is essential.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Head Cook with the household and catering processes for the Community and establishing an ethos concerning food that links food as a therapeutic tool.

They will liaise with our Gardener who grows food within the Community, to ensure that resources are used by the Community for lunches and as a learning tool.

They will help to ensure that the kitchen hygiene routines meet and exceed the required standards.

They will ensure that excellent records are kept relating to the menus and the catering process.

They will support all staff with the appropriate kitchen boundaries and ensure that these boundaries are enforced.

Free meals will be provided whilst on duty.

Essential:

  • Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2

Desirable:

  • Food Safety & Hygiene Level 3
  • Experience of working alongside young people

Glebe House is part of Friends Therapeutic Community Trust and is a not-for-profit Charity.

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact Teresa Wilkinson or Natalie Jack on (01799) 584359.

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Locum

This is a casual post which requires working some evening and weekend shifts.

Salary: £14.01 per hour

Due to the Care Provision Regulations regarding the nature of the work we do, applicants must be 25 years or over.

Due to our rural location, a current Driving Licence and access to transport is essential.

Glebe House is a Residential Home, set in a quiet location, near Cambridge, for up to 16 vulnerable teenage males. For a minimum of 2 years, each Resident follows a programme of integrated care, therapy and education.

Core Duties and Accountabilities:

  • To support and engage with the young men who live and work at Glebe House.
  • To ensure the primary care needs are met of Residents and that their skill-base is developed.
  • To support the daily activities programme and to introduce age-appropriate and stimulating projects through negotiation with the staff responsible for overseeing this element of our work.
  • To support the Milieu programme by working to enable Residents to experience a sense of belonging, security, safety and empowerment.
  • To enter, with enthusiasm, into the life and culture of the Community, including participation in those events and celebrations that reflect the dynamism and positivity of Glebe House
  • To take an active part in Community meetings, staff meetings and all other group based forums that form the core of the living and learning experience at Glebe House.

Person Specification:

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years experience in childcare or a related field of work.
  • NVQ3, DIPSw, CSS/CQSW, Teaching, Nursing, Therapy qualifications would prove an advantage.
  • A strong belief in residential therapeutic interventions as a powerful and legitimate form of care for some young people
  • A clean and current driving licence is essential

Knowledge:

  • An understanding of the particular needs and risks of the Residents.
  • An understanding of the value of working in an equal opportunity framework, and a commitment to implementing equal opportunities.

Skills and Abilities:

  • An ability to speak at meetings, make representations including of written reports.
  • An ability to work on own initiative, plan and manage own workload and set and meet targets and deadlines.
  • An ability to liaise and negotiate sensitively, tactfully and diplomatically at all levels.
  • Skills to research and write a range of publications and be administratively self-servicing including word processing skills.
  • An ability to work constructively within a team.
  • An ability to work flexible hours, involving evenings and weekends.

Nature and Scope:

Glebe House is part of Friends Therapeutic Community Trust and is a not-for-profit Charity.

The role involves working within the staff team, taking responsibility for the provision and support of specialist treatment and intervention for young men in the area of sexual dysfunction, specifically addressing issues of sexual abuse. The key objective is, within the framework of a Residential, Therapeutic Community, to reduce the risk of offending and to promote resilience in order to diminish such risks in the long term.

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact Teresa Wilkinson or Natalie Jack on (01799) 584359 or email hr@glebehouse.org.uk

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.