Experienced Manager for our Specialist Mental Health/Therapeutic Department

Sevenoaks, Kent
11 Dec 2018
14 Jan 2019
Nursing Field
Mental Health

Experienced Manager for our Specialist Mental Health/Therapeutic Department

Term Time (39 weeks)

(08:00-16:30, Monday- Friday)

Salary - £40,000

Due to the growth of our Specialist Mental Health/Therapeutic provision, we are currently seeking to employ a progressive mental health practitioner.

We require a dynamic, motivated, pro-active and well organised individual who has the ability and skills to successfully lead the co-ordination and management of our HEART (Health, Education, Assessment & Revitalising Therapy Department) service for children with social, emotional, mental health needs.

Experience of managing an effective team in a mental health setting is essential to ensure that provision and interventions are relevant and current.

All of our learners have ECHPs and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement.  West Heath School work towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of working in a Mental Health Setting
  • Nursing Qualification (RMN) or DipSW

or equivalent

  • Proactive, creative and innovative
  • Emotionally robust and resilient
  • Flexible, engaging and adaptable
  • Patient and enthusiastic


  • Competitive Pension
  • Regular mentoring and coaching
  • Regular training from internal and external experts
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free lunch and refreshments as well as free parking onsite
  • Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status.  We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education.   As a Social, Emotional and Mental Health specialist setting, we believe in ‘rebuilding lives through education’, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities.

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

“The students at West Heath School have so much to offer ... you’re constantly learning”

To apply - visit our vacancies page on www.westheathschool.com or email HR@westheathschool.com for an application pack.

Closing date: Monday 14th January 2019

Interviews: w/c 21th January 2019

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service


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