Deputy Team Leader

Deputy Team Leader – Pupil Support

Salary:         £22,223 per annum; Pro Rata
Location:     Bramfield, Halesworth, Suffolk

Hours: 40 hours per week / Term time only

  • Are you an aspiring care manager in a children’s setting or an ambitious care worker looking for progression?
  • Are you amazing with vulnerable and challenging young people?
  • Are you ready to take the first steps as care manager?
  • Do you want a job where you have school holidays off?

If so, we have the role for you!

We are looking for a Deputy Team Leader to join Bramfield House School care team. Working in one of our residential settings. Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

About the School

Located in rural Suffolk, Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours.

The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible. We need highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference.

Our dedicated teamwork together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life. We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

About the Role

The Deputy Team Leader role is an operational management role in one of the two residential settings at Bramfield House. Reporting into the Senior Team Leader, this role is ideally for an experienced residential worker wanting to make the first steps in to management. You will be in charge of shift leading, set up and managing the floor, as well as assisting the team leaders with care planning and paperwork.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who has had successful experience as a residential care worker within a children or young person’s care environment. Pervious management experience would be a bonus. You should have a positive work ethic and be able to work effectively to produce an effective leadership team.

You will be working with a bubbly team of skilled staff who have a lot of experience working with children with social and emotional needs. Good communication, administrative skills and a focus on the welfare of children is essential.

You should have an extensive knowledge surrounding safeguarding of children and young people. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and takes responsibility for helping improve the lives of our young people.

While experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs is desirable, the right motivation and personal qualities are just as important.

Essential Criteria

  • The ability to work with young people in groups
  • To work on own initiative and unsupervised
  • Demonstrate own skills and abilities in providing out of school activities for young people
  • Ability to produce an appropriate high standard of reporting and recording both written and electronically
  • Significant knowledge of the needs of young people arising from SEN, attachment and trauma
  • Significant knowledge of good quality residential care, children’s rights and safeguarding children.
  • Hold NVQ Level 3 or higher
  • 2 years’ experience working in care setting with young people
  • Knowledge of inspection regulations and frameworks

Why work for us

  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • Supporting team environment
  • Well-resourced provision
  • School holidays and most weekends off

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or arrange a visit please contact Adam Richardson at Bramfield House School.

Acorn Education and Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.