Support Services

Head of Centre

Compass Community


Location: Nearest local office and attendance at Loughborough, Leicester for meetings

Salary: Up to £40,000 D.O.E.

Hours: 37.5 per week

Closing Date: Ongoing

Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to children and young people?
Are you an enthusiastic administrator looking for a new challenge?
Do you want to work for a progressive children’s service with ambitious plans for the future? If so, we want to hear from you!

Compass takes its responsibility seriously in ensuring its staff have ample opportunities to grow and develop skills to help looked after children in our care. You would need to share our passion in doing this, evidenced in the development and expansion of the CACHE qualifications we deliver internally.

This key role supports the organisation in ensuring that the qualification service is run in line with the Government Legislation, Regulations and Standards, together with the Inspecting Body.

The postholder must be driven by high performance, quality and offer an efficient and effective service to employees undertaking qualifications. Aligned with the Compass Vision and values and working closely with senior managers, it is a great opportunity to provide a comprehensive learning ethos by reviewing current frameworks, shaping the service, implementing systems and processes and make a difference to a learner’s journey.

You will preferably have an education background and/or social care sector knowledge and ideally hold the IQA qualification. You will need to demonstrate experience of designing and delivering in-house qualifications and possess management skills to lead a team.

Although you will be expected to work regularly with the team based at our Head office in Loughborough, the role involves countrywide travel and affords reasonable flexibility.

This role could suit well those with assistant head or departmental lead experience looking for a new challenge in adult learning within a child care setting.
We are looking for applicants who possess a real drive and share our vision, in return we offer a competitive salary, car allowance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and an additional day off for your birthday! As well as opportunities for career development.
The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to satisfactory references. Please note that Compass reserves the right to close this vacancy early upon receipt of sufficient applications

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