Director of Services - South Region

On enquiry
Role type:
Full Time
37 hours
Contract type:
All year post
Closing Date:
Friday 17 May 2019
Job Details:

Are you an experienced, innovative leader within education, health and social care? Do you pride yourself on not only achieving but maintaining the highest possible standards?

Recruiting for a Director of Services for the south region, you will work closely with the Director of Learning and Support / Principal, overseeing, maintaining and developing all college accommodation services to include long term living, respite, activity breaks and private therapies. Ensuring you meet and maintain the highest possible standards in line with regulatory bodies to include CQC and Ofsted. You will play an integral part of the application and development of the college services strategy and will have previous experience of building new business.  You will be responsible for performance management across all college accommodation services and contribute to budget and risk management. It is imperative that all service users receive the best quality residential experience and that service user learning has seamless and ongoing integration into college.

How will you be rewarded?

  • Excellent salary & up to 10% pension employer contribution
  • 35 days holiday plus statutory days
  • Group Life Assurance (Death in Service) – 3 times salary payable to nominated beneficiary if member of staff should die whilst employed by the organisation
  • Retail benefits through Lifestyle Membership Scheme- discounts on high street retailers and other offers and perks
  • Option to purchase an TOTUM Card
  • Occupational health support
  • Free DBS
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enrolment into company paid health cash plan after probation sign off – includes cash back on optical and dental costs, physiotherapy, flu jab etc. as well as access to a 24 hour employee help line, face to face counselling services and benefits website

National Star is a charity, we have colleges offering life-transforming education programmes combining learning, personal development and specialist therapies for young people who have complex learning difficulties and disabilities in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and South Wales we also offer long term living for adults who have complex learning difficulties and disabilities and have residences in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. We are an award winning organisation achieving ‘Outstanding’ accreditations from both CQC and Ofsted, a Princess Royal Training Award and recently winning TES FE Specialist provider of the year 2019.

If you are a proven leader with exceptional motivation, commitment and dedication to sustain and build high quality services we want to hear from you.



Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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