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Are you an accomplished staff manager, with experience of working in the care or education sectors? Join the inspirational team at National Star in Hereford as our new Deputy Manager.

More than 30 young people aged 16 – 25 years old with complex disabilities learn with us as day students at National Star in Hereford. With growing student numbers we’re looking to appoint a new Deputy Manager to support the running of the college.

Working alongside the manager you will ensure that the highest standards of care and support is provided to students. A large part of your role will be staff management and dealing with day-to-day operational matters which can range from resource management, risk assessments and liaising with families and other professionals.

You will work closely with all students, including those with communication difficulties, autism and profound and multiple learning difficulties. You will also work closely with their families, listening to and acting on their feedback. Part of your role will include assessing potential new students and supporting their transition into and out of college.

Multi-disciplinary team working is a strength of National Star and you will find yourself working alongside teaching professionals and therapists to plan and undertake student reviews.

A people person, with strong staff management skills, you will be self-motivated and able to use your own initiative. You’re likely to a creative problem-solver, with excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.

We’re anticipating that the successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of care experience and at least one year in a role that includes staff management.

National Star in Hereford is going through a substantial period of growth as the excellent reputation of our specialist college grows in the local community. Now is an exciting time to join our team.

About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation. In addition as recognition of the commitment and dedication of our team, salary levels will rise by five per cent for all staff on 1 January 2022. This means in the New Year the salary for this role will increase to £14.07- £14.68 /hr. 

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme – theory and practical

Award-winning training

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

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