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A Special Place to Work

We don’t run ordinary children’s homes. We don’t run ordinary residential special schools. We want extraordinary people to work for us. Do you want the challenge and the privilege of being the positive turning point in a child’s life? We are seeking inspirational adults who are in harmony with our view of learning as a life long issue, who believe in the capacity of children to learn and grow despite their life circumstances, who see learning in its widest sense and can be creative, innovative and think outside the box in order to re-awaken excitement and enthusiasm in children. We want high quality professionals who would bring creative approaches to helping children reconnect with learning and manage their behaviour and are committed to excellence in personalisation. We require people who can connect with our “no limits” philosophy and share our passion, vision and belief about rescuing children and their families. Although the roles use conventional labels we are one integrated team.


ADMINISTATIVE ASSISTANT at Turnstone House  

Salary £17,007 to £18,672 pa depending on experience and qualifications

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and flexible Administrative Assistantto join our team at Turnstone House to support the business, financial and admin functions of the company.

General Responsibilities:

  • To provide welcoming and efficient reception services
  • To deliver exemplary customer service
  • To work closely with the Administrator and other members of the admin team
  • To assist with a range of secretarial and clerical tasks
  • To assist with a range of financial processes
  • To contribute to the quality assurance of administrative systems
  • To work within and adhere to SES policy and statutory guidance

Person Specification:

  • Keen to gain or build on recent experience of working in a busy office environment
  • Works on own initiative
  • High level of personal organisation
  • Hard working with attention to detail
  • Excellent communicator
  • Team player
  • Strong ICT skills
  • English language or literacy qualification at Level 2 (GCSE Grade A-C)
  • Maths qualification at Level 2 (GCSE Grade A-C)

This role is equally suitable for someone wishing to take the first steps into a career in business administration or an experienced individual wishing to further develop their career.  Training and the opportunity to gain a formal qualification will be offered.

You will be motivated to achieve the very best for the young people in our care and be relentless in your pursuit of excellence and attention to detail.

The working week is 37 hours.  The holiday entitlement of 35 days per year will be taken in liaison with direct line managers.  We have two homes within 3.5 miles of each other, providing great opportunities for shared professional development.  We also have onsite parking.

Proposed interview date is 8th August 2018.

SES Admin Ass’t JD 0916

SES Admin Ass’t PS 0216

Closing date: 27 Jul 2018


HANDYPERSON at Turnstone House  

Salary £17,007 to £17,972 pa depending on experience and qualifications

This full time permanent position has become available due to the current post holder retiring.

We are looking for a reliable handyperson to help with the maintenance the children’s home, purpose built learning centre and grounds.

You will need to be sensitive to the needs of the children in our care and committed to caring for their home and school environment, which is an important aspect of the therapeutic setting.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments are dependent on a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

Interviews will be held on 13th August 2018.

SES Caretaker Handyperson JD 0916

SES Caretaker Handyperson PS 0216

Closing date: 03 Aug 2018


Recruitment packs can be requested via our Contact Us page.

SES is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments are dependent on a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Informal discussion concerning any post is welcomed by telephoning 01508 549320 (for the Principal at Avocet House) or 01508 517000 (for the Principal at Turnstone House).