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Managing Director / Responsible Individual | Specialist Education and Residential Care

LOCATION: Horsham, West Sussex

SALARY: Flexible Package Relative to Experience

Compass Executives are retained in the appointment of an exceptional Managing Director / Responsible Individual on behalf of Treehouse Educare, a growing specialist education and residential care provider for children with autistic spectrum conditions and associated difficulties. This opportunity will take overall responsibility for a business providing a brand new purpose-built specialist school and additional residential services, operating from one site set within 100 acres of beautiful countryside. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Director / Regional Manager within specialist education and residential services who is interested in leading an ambitious company, working autonomously and reporting directly into the Chair and Board. You will have an established team including ‘Head of Care’ and ‘Head Teacher’ reports.

The school is rated GOOD by Ofsted, has been awarded Autism Accreditation by The National Autistic Society and has strong growth ambitions. The residential services are also rated GOOD and are designed to support and complement the education provided at the school. This this holistic approach ensures an outstanding quality of care that is child focused and intent on delivering the highest quality of standards in an environment that is stimulating, nurturing, and homely.

The successful candidate will be charged with driving organisational growth, identifying and developing opportunities for business expansion; providing strategic leadership and performing the role of Principal Officer for the school; directing all services towards outstanding outcomes for children and young people; providing assurance to the Board on business management, quality and safeguarding matters in their role as governing body; and acting as Responsible Individual for the residential services.