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Director of Quality and Governance

Job Description

Director of Quality and Governance

Aspris Children’s Services

Location: UK - Wide

Salary: £Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Aspris Children’s Services is one of the leading providers of specialist education and residential care services in the UK. Comprised of specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency we provide the highest standards of support to children with special educational needs and vulnerable young people.

Our team of over 3,000 highly trained colleagues have an unwavering focus on transforming the lives of young people aged 5-25 years by empowering them to achieve their potential. We work in partnership with each young person, their families and the professionals that support them to accomplish their goals, dreams and aspirations, no matter what challenges they may face. Our 34 specialist schools and colleges across the UK offer a broad, stimulating and engaging curriculum with individualised learning programmes in our state-of-the-art facilities. We have a proven track record of supporting the development of functional skills and providing access to nationally accredited qualifications.

Through our residential care services, our children’s homes across the UK offer a range of flexible care options - built to the young person’s circumstances and are appropriate to their level of need, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcomes.

We are proud of our values and behaviours - developed by our colleagues and young people. They shape the culture of the organisation and underpin why our organisation is such a unique and exciting place to be.

Aspris is committed to providing high quality services through a robust ‘Best in Class’ governance framework. We nurture a culture of continuous quality improvement that moves beyond compliance, focusing on delivering excellence in education, care and support to the young people we are responsible for.

Due to the retirement of our current post-holder, there is an outstanding opportunity within our Management Team at a very exciting time of growth in our organisation.

Our new Director of Quality and Governance, reporting to the CEO, will lead the strategic development of quality and governance across Aspris UK to ensure quality is integrated and embedded in all elements of our work and practices. The successful candidate will have a compelling track record with >10 years leadership experience gained within public and or private Education, Health and Care sectors. A blend of senior operational and quality management roles working in Specialist Education and / or Children’s services would be desirable. You will be able to lead and improve the design, implementation and review of systems and processes, ensuring safe systems of working. You will have a courageous leadership style and be able to inspire, motivate, and coach others in your own team and across the organisation building confidence and capability.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications Close: Sunday, 14 April 2024

Pre-Shortlisting Meetings :w/c 22 April 2024

First stage interviews: 13 and 14 May 2024

Final interviews: 21 May 2024

To request a copy of the information pack, or for an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post please contact Joe Joyce and Natasha Parmar on