Director of Social Care

Chailey Heritage Foundation, a Sussex-based charity, changes the lives of children and young people with complex physical disabilities and high health needs.

Through our residential, day and outreach services and our outstanding special school, we ensure that everyone has the opportunity to pursue their potential, no matter what challenges they face.  

We expect all our staff to do the exceptional and we are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced professional who shares our values as our new Director of Social Care.


You will be joining us at a time when demand for our residential services is high and the charity is seeking to develop its capacity, so your creativity, vision and business skills will be required in equal measure.

In the words of our staff “OK is not good enough”, and you will play a pivotal role in taking our already strong social care services from “Good” to “Outstanding”.  Our regulated services include

As a key member of the Foundation Leadership Team, the Director of Social Care plays a key role, alongside a team of other Directors and senior managers, in the strategic direction, development and operation of the Foundation.


To succeed in this role


What we are offering:

Salary Range from £65,000 to £75,000 depending on the calibre of the candidate.  Competitive contributory Pension Scheme and benefits package.


To Apply:

To download a full job description and person specification please click here.

Applications from suitably qualified candidates should take the form of a letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this role, no more than 2 pages of A4  in length.  This should be submitted together with our standard application form.

We have created an appointment brief providing further details on this position and our expectations. Please click here to download this document.

Please click here to download an application form. Once completed please return this along with the covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to HR@chf.org.uk, alternatively please post your application and covering letter to:

Nick Aziz
Director, Human Resources                                                                             
Chailey Heritage Foundation                                                                       
Haywards Heath Road                                                                                       
North Chailey   
East Sussex       
BN8 4EF

The closing date for applications is: Monday 25th March 2019

Interviews will take place week commencing 29th April 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be offered an informal tour of Chailey Heritage Foundation.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its young people and staff.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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