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Residential School Principal Care Coordinator

Salary:  Grade 5 (£40,221- 48,474) 36.5hrs per week (plus banked hours)

 Required for 1 September 2024 (or earlier)


Lindsworth School is looking to appoint a Residential School Principal Care Coordinator. This position is vacant due to the retirement of the current postholder. We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic colleague who has strong leadership skills to join our Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate must be committed to improving outcomes for disadvantaged/vulnerable students who can exhibit challenging behaviour. The ability to inspire, challenge, and motivate both students and colleagues to enable them to exceed their expectations is also a requirement. You must bring leadership and management experience to this role and be able to evidence this on your application.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, dedicated, pro-active team. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion.

We work closely with all stakeholders to further expand and improve the offer for students who have a wide range of complex social, emotional and mental health needs.    

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who will:

  • Be an inspirational leader who can shape and deliver our strategy.
  • Continue to build upon the strong foundations the school has already established. 
  • Has a proven track record of supporting young adults and/or children in a residential care setting.
  • Is familiar with the National Minimum Standards and Ofsted Process of Inspection (or equivalent).
  • Be robust in meeting the challenges of a changing educational landscape and increasingly complex needs.
  • Build strong relationships with all our stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for a cohort of the most vulnerable students across the school.
  • Promote safeguarding practice and be willing to be part of the DSL team.

As a school we are firmly committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff and place great emphasis on their wellbeing.  We are focused on, and committed to, making rapid progress towards delivering an outstanding provision and are looking to appoint staff who have high expectations of themselves and students.

About Lindsworth School - “One size fits NONE”

Lindsworth School is a provision in which all staff work together to support students in developing their academic and social skills whilst encouraging growth in their emotional and mental health wellbeing.

 Lindsworth School is a mixed day/residential special school meeting the needs of 140 students, and rising, from Year 4 to Year 11 who have been assessed as having social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. Many of the students have medical diagnoses including ADHD, ASC, PTSD, PDA, ODD and Attachment Disorder. They have also experienced significant disruption to their education due to multiple school moves, fixed-term and permanent exclusions and long periods of part-time or no placement in a school.

This is a school where you can make a real and lasting difference to the young people in our care. We are highly ambitious to provide our students with the best education and preparation for a happy and successful life in the adult world.

Further details and application forms are available [ HERE ]

Closing Date: 12.30pm on Friday, 26th July 2024

Please submit all completed applications to 

Applicants completing an online application form must also submit a signed copy of their application either at the point of being called for interview or as soon as possible after the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Wednesday 31st July 2024.  If you have not heard from the school by this date, then please presume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Lindsworth School - Safeguarding Commitment

As part of our safeguarding procedures, an online search will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates.  Any incidents or issues identified from the search will be explored with the applicant at interview.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.

All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

 Rehabilitation of offenders: this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. 

Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide (

 This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for the role.