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Abbey School

Residential Team Leader – Waking Nights

We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working Team Leader to supervise waking nights at our residential provision Abbey Green. The ideal candidate will be committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families. As a Team Leader you will be an integral part of the team, therefore, it is essential that you can work effective as a team player, whilst also leading the team of night staff. The team leader will have a role in the maintenance and development of a safe and secure holistic caring environment where our young people can thrive and engage.

This role would involve to fully support the daily needs of our young people and deliver the highest quality of care to those who reside in Abbey Green Residential Setting between the hours of 9:45pm and 7:45am. This is a full time, permanent role, with a start date of as soon as possible.

For further information please download the Recruitment Pack below which contains a detailed job description and person specification.

If you have the relevant experience as mentioned in the person specification within the recruitment pack, and are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please complete an application form at your earliest convenience. We are expanding our staff teams to support pupils who are due to start with us, and so we strongly encourage an early application.

Completed application forms should be returned to recruitment@abbeyschool.com with a covering letter addressed to the Residential Care Manager, Miss Dawn Kervin. Alternatively, application forms with covering letters can be sent by post to Abbey School, 10-11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU. Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms.

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be asked to complete a written task as part of the interview process.

Recruitment Pack
Application Form

The School will complete an online search for all shortlisted candidates. If any incidents or issues have happened that are publicly available online, the school may wish to explore this at interview.

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Child safer recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to references and an Enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list checks.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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