A little bit about Seashell jobs

Seashell provides education and care through our outstanding school and specialist college. We build communication, independence and life skills, and prepare young people for a future where they are valued and valuable members of the community. Keep reading to learn more about the Seashell jobs available and what is required in jobs working with people with learning disabilities.

Description: Executive Assistant

Type: 12 month fixed term maternity cover, with possible longer term opportunities

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £28,034 - £31,149 per annum + benefits

Executive Assistant

Salary: £28,034 – £31,149 per annum + benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type: Fixed Term – 12 months maternity cover
Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Close date: 31st May 2024

Here at Seashell, we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound, and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

We are recruiting an Executive Assistant (12 month fixed term maternity cover, with possible longer term opportunities) to work under our Senior Executive Assistant & Governance Officer to assist in the delivery of support to our CEO, Executive Leadership Team and trust-wide senior stakeholders.

Role summary:

  • To provide high level executive administration and organisational service to the Chief Executive and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Manage the secretarial and administrative needs of the Board of Trustees to provide support and management of committees through co‐ordination of an effective planning work cycle, one year in advance, via a robust governance schedule.
  • Application of broad practical experience in order to support the Board and various sub‐committees.
  • Providing effective executive and business support to the Chief Executive and Executive Leadership Team in delivering their executive accountabilities and ensure they have all they need to fulfil their duties.

Key responsibilities:

  • High quality administrative and support services for CEO and Executive Team – provision of confidential administrative service and assistance through accurate and proactive diary management
  • Meeting facilitation, planning and support
  • Support Governance arrangements – formal Board and Subcommittee meeting facilitation, minuting and support.

About you…

  • Extensive experience working as a Personal/Executive Assistant at a senior level.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to build effective working relationships with positive influence.
  • Excellent IT skills and good understanding of Microsoft (including SharePoint and Teams) and other similar IT packages.
  • Extensive experience of minute taking at Board and senior management level.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills including ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience of working under pressure.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Confident, honest, reliable person who is flexible in approach.

*Please request a full copy of the Job Description by contacting a member of our team.

Our benefits:

Pension scheme, life assurance, on site gym/fitness classes, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, access to free counselling, physio support, cycle scheme, free parking and lots more!

About Seashell Trust:

Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School, and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment procedure, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Description: Casual CADS Crew Member

Type: Bank

Hours: Bank/Casual contract - Zero hours

Location: Cheadle

Salary: Pay: £12.82per hour (including statutory holiday pay)

Casual CADS Crew Members (Children’s Able and Disabled Sports)

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Pay: £12.82per hour (including statutory holiday pay)

Start date: 20th July 2024

Why you will love this role…

Here at Seashell, we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

We are recruiting new additions to our brilliant CADS team who provide support to both disabled and able children (8-16 Years) at our fully inclusive holiday and weekend CADS events. This role includes enabling and encouraging children to be independent and enjoy a variety of activities throughout our CADS events.

As an active member of the team, you can expect to…

  • Support children and young people with varied support needs enabling them to be included and encourage them to take part in the CADS events.
  • Actively support all children and young people in a range of activities at CADS including swimming.
  • Work as part of a team at CADS supporting Team Leaders and the CADS Co-ordinator to deliver successful and enjoyable events.
  • Support a diverse group of children and young people from the community.
  • Support a Coach or Deliverer to ensure all elements of activity are inclusive.
  • To provide personal care and support young people with other care needs such as feeding and drinking.
  • Work one-to-one with a child or young person throughout the day to deliver an enjoyable experience for them.

About you…

  • Experience and/or ability of delivering very high standards of customer care.
  • Proven experience as working co-operatively as part of a team to enable cohesive and effective team working.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, listen to and act on instructions to deliver individual and group activities.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure whilst ensuring an appropriate environment for a child or young person to remain active.
  • Willingness to learn how to support our children and young people including effective methods of care.
  • The ability to meet the physical demands of the posts which requires substantial walking, standing, lifting, bending, working on the floor, twisting, and pushing any wheelchairs and other equipment on the premises, taking part, and encouraging physical activity with children and young people.

Please note that full training will be provided.

Please upload your CV to apply and if you need more information, please contact our Talent Team via our website.

About Seashell…

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

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Description: Education Administrator, SEN School

Type: Permanent, Term Time Only

Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, 8am – 4pm

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £19,231 per annum + benefits

Job Title: Education Administrator (SEN School)

Type: Permanent, term time only

Location: Seashell Trust, Royal School Manchester, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £19,231 per annum + benefits

Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, 8am – 4pm

Close date: 9th June 2024

Seashell has an amazing opportunity to join us as a School Administrator for our specialist school supporting students to live their best lives. This role shall be to support the Lead Administrator in order to provide effective and efficient administration processes for Royal School Manchester

About Seashell

Celebrating over 200 years of being a recognised and registered charity, Seashell Trust provides expert guidance and support to individuals in need.

Based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, the Trust consists of the Royal School Manchester (RSM), Royal College Manchester (RCM), outreach health and family services and residential homes which provide a safe and supporting environment.

About Seashell Royal School Manchester

Royal School Manchester is a special needs residential and day school offering outstanding multi-sensory learning, education and care for students aged 4 to 19. We provide tailored, special education and care, supporting children with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs, and autism.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for an Education Administrator to join our small team in our ‘outstanding’ SEN school.  The role will support the Lead Administrator to provide effective and efficient administration processes. Previous strong administration experience is essential, however this does not need to be your most recent role and we can consider experience in all sectors.

  • Strong office based administration experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills – Microsoft Office packages including Outlook, Excel and Word, Management Information Systems
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to contribute, work as a member of a wider team but also able to work using own initiative
  • To be able to communicate effectively with parents and other professionals
  • Flexibility/adaptability in handling a large number of different tasks
  • Committed to improving knowledge and skills
  • Confidential approach to work

What we can offer you:

Our detailed induction programme ensures that all Seashell employees gain the essential knowledge to work within our amazing setting.

With our commitment to ongoing training and development through appraisals and supervisions we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

  • Use of our on-site gym, fitness classes, and state of the art swimming pool
    • Paid Enhanced DBS
  • Multiple retail, food and leisure discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free on-site parking
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including employee assistance and wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee recognition and reward Summer and Winter events.

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Description: Teaching Assistant , SEN School

Type: Permanent, term time

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm (35 hours per week)

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £17,956 - £18,704 per annum + benefits + overtime

Role Summary

Here at Seashell we provide education and care for children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments, communication disorders and autism.

Our site is part way through an amazing transformation with state of the art facilities being built. Following the construction of a residential village of 17 homes in 2015 and a world class school that opened in February 2023 we are embarking on the next phase of our development with a new college and inclusive sports and wellbeing facilities, set to be delivered in 2025.

We are recruiting talented Teaching Assistants for our Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school supporting pupils aged 2 to 25 years old. In these active roles you will work on a one to one basis supporting the day to day learning of the pupils and providing any other support they may require through the day such as personal care, communication and leisure activities. Some students may present challenging behaviour, so similar experience is advantageous but not essential as training is provided, so all candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment. These are physically demanding roles with a requirement to keep up with the active students who may like to run, use our adapted bikes and go in the swimming pool, so if you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you can make a real difference every day and you share our values then we’d like to hear from you!

Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths (grade A-C) or level 2 literacy and numeracy
  • Experience supporting children and young people with complex health needs preferred.
  • Caring nature with a passion for supporting children with complex needs and enhancing their learning and development

Support and benefits

We support all new starters with a 2 week induction and ongoing training We also promote your development through appraisals and supervisions and we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement (5.4 weeks per year as school holidays)
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card
  • Life Assurance
  • Choice of pension scheme
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool
  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle scheme
  • Paid DBS

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Description: Lead TA / Level 3 TA

Type: Permanent, Term Time Only

Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week,

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £20,526 - £22,311 per annum + benefits

Level 3 SEN Teaching Assistant

Why you will love this role…

We are an Ofsted Outstanding special school for children aged 2 – 19 with complex needs. We are proud of our brilliant results which are supported and delivered by our multi professional team of teachers, teaching assistants, therapy, care and health colleagues.

As a Level 3 Teaching Assistant you will have the privilege to work with our amazing students in EYFS / secondary / post 16 areas. You will be an essential part of the team assisting the class teacher and wider team in delivering lessons and supporting students. You will be part of our children’s learning journey creating a safe and supported environment for them to flourish in their education and equipping them with lifelong learning skills.

As an active member of the team you can expect to…

  • Support an individual class Teacher in preparing individual programmes and learning materials appropriate to the needs of the learners
  • Prepare the classroom, activities and resources for lessons
  • Support the class Teacher with the co-ordination and planning of staff
  • Support the delivery of individual student programmes and learning interventions
  • Encourage and support good classroom behaviour and supervision of children in the classroom, during structured activities, off site activities and free pla
  • Understand the communication and support needs of individual students to enable and facilitate their learning
  • Support student in their lunchtime and break times to ensure children are safe and happy
  • Support off site activities as needed such as trips or forest school
  • Support and record the amazing progress of our children
  • Communicate on a daily basis with other colleagues, parents and transport providers to give clear and detailed updates on all aspects of the students at drop off and pick up

What you need to do the role…

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant certification
  • Ability and commitment to work as part of a supportive and cohesive team
  • Ability to contribute, follow and evaluate educational programmes set by the teacher
  • Ability to co-ordinate, supervise and support staff activities
  • Experience working within an SEND educational setting preferred
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic about SEND education and making a difference to the lives of our children
  • Enhanced DBS check, references and occupational health checks

Location & commitments…

  • Permanent contract
  • Term time only
  • Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
  • Access our fantastic rewards and benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement, a comprehensive health and wellbeing provision, retail, food and leisure discount card, choice of pension scheme and many more

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Description: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Type: Permanent, Term Time Only

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £21,553 - £23,427 per annum + benefits

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Seashell Outstanding Royal School Manchester

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £21,553 – £23,427 per annum + benefits

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Type: Permanent, Term time only (39.6 weeks)

Here at Seashell we provide education and care for children and young adults with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties/disabilities, sensory impairments, communication disorders and autism.

We are recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our expert team at Royal School Manchester. This role and will consist of 2 days per week teaching cover for class Teachers and 3 days dedicated to an area of specialism which will be Learner Voice.

The successful candidate will become a part of our outstanding school team and will support a class teacher for up-to 6 students. Our students are aged between 4 and 19, and all follow an individual Seashell curriculum.

We have a new state of the art school with advanced resources and a dedicated team of Therapists, specialist Teachers and TA, fantastic teaching and learning facilities, staff room and outdoor areas and swimming pool; all of which make our school an excellent working and learning environment to be part of.

Role Overview

  • To complement the Teachers’ delivery of the curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, pupils and school policies and strategies.
  • To work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist Teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.
  • To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of Teachers.
  • To support the Head of School in fulfilling the Schools KPI’s.
  • Support the Head of School in the implementation of health and safety requirements for the school and ensure the correct processes and training is in place to establish a secure and safe environment for students attending school.

Requirements

  • Experience of working with children and young people with complex learning difficulties including PMLD, MSI, sensory impairment or ASC
  • Experience of working with and managing students who present with challenging behaviour
  • Teaching qualification or willingness to achieve the HLTA qualification
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Diploma
  • GCSE English and Maths (grade C/grade 4 or above), or level 2 numeracy and literacy
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and student notes and communicate effectively with parents/carers/other professionals
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to organise, support and co-ordinate group or individual activities
  • Knowledge of communication strategies for non-verbal learners
  • Regular requirements to move and handle service users who have a range of physical abilities, in a variety of settings including classroom, gym, pool areas, residential units and some restricted spaces
  • Regular requirement to support service users who may present with challenging behaviour

Our benefits

Life assurance, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site gym, cycle scheme, long service awards, employee engagement forum, free parking and a beautiful campus with fantastic facilities all on one site.

We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

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Description: Teacher, SEN School

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (12 weeks holiday)

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £28,107 - £36,459 per annum + Teachers’ Pension Scheme + benefits + overtime

Role Summary

Here at Seashell we are proud to be providing care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

The successful candidate will become a part of our outstanding school team and work as a class teacher for up-to 6 students. Our students are aged between 4 and 19, and all follow an individual Seashell curriculum. You will be supported by your teaching team that includes art, horticulture, music, and cookery teachers as well as class teachers such as yourself.

We are recruiting for a talented and passionate SEN Teacher who wishes to work as a part of a wider team to provide exceptional outcomes for the most complex students. We have a new state of the art school with advanced resources and a dedicated team of Therapists, specialist Teachers and TA. The successful candidate will have access to an exceptional training package that will support them in developing their specialist skills and the opportunity to work in an empowering, supportive and innovative team. The post-holder will be responsible for a small group of students and be a line manager for a group of Teaching Assistants.

Requirements

Experience

· Experience of teaching students with complex communication and educational needs.

· Experience of working within a curriculum to remove barriers through meaningful and engaging individual programmes.

· The skill to help students succeed following a multi-disciplinary approach.

· An aspirational approach to learning where successful small steps lead to positive outcomes.

· SEN and Primary / EYFS experience desirable.

Education and training

· Teaching Degree or Post Graduate Diploma (Qualified Teacher Status QTS)

Our benefits

Life assurance, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site gym, cycle scheme, long service awards, employee engagement forum, free parking and a beautiful campus with fantastic facilities all on one site.

We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

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Description: Learning Support Assistant

Type: Permanent

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm (35 hours per week), term time only, 40 weeks per year + 12 weeks holiday

Location: Royal College Manchester Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: Salary: £17,956 - £18,704 per annum + benefits + overtime

Seashell has an amazing opportunity to join us as a Learning Support Assistant. You’ll support our students to live their best lives and help us continue to provide high quality education and care.

About Seashell Royal College Manchester

RCM offers tailored and specialist education and care to over 70 young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs and Autism for students aged 19 to 25.

Our College provides world-leading learning initiatives, resources and highly specialist multi-sensory learning environments which are tailored to each individual young person.

At Seashell Trust we are dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

What we’re looking for:

 The young people within our specialist education setting have profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, sensory impairments, and communication disorders.

To be successful in the role you’ll need:

  • Experience within a care or education workplace setting is not essential for this role, although would be beneficial.
  • Firsthand experience of either complex needs, learning disabilities, sensory impairments or autistic spectrum conditions.
  • Enthusiasm, determination and resilience
  • Empathy and self-awareness

Learning Support Assistant Role Outline:

Based on site at RCM, Cheadle Hulme, you will work on a one-to-one basis supporting the day-to-day learning of the students within the college and providing any other support they may require through the day.

  • Assist the teacher with planning and preparation of resources and programmes including differentiation for the individual needs of learners in the class/group
  • Actively support all students in the full range of curriculum activities across the college/school
  • Work with students with Autism, multi-sensory impairments, physical disabilities, severe learning difficulties and those with non-verbal communication needs to enhance their communication skills, social skills, ability to think flexibly and to problem-solve.

What we can offer you:

Our detailed 2-week induction programme ensures that all Seashell employees gain the essential knowledge to work within our amazing setting.

With our commitment to ongoing training and development through appraisals and supervisions we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

  • Use of our on-site gym, fitness classes, and state of the art swimming pool
  • A generous annual leave entitlement (5.4 weeks per year as school holidays) as this is a term time only role.
  • Paid Enhanced DBS
  • Multiple retail, food and leisure discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free on-site parking
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee recognition and reward Summer and Winter events.

How to apply

Please upload your CV to apply. As part of our safer recruitment policy, you will be asked to complete a Compliance Application Form, and successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

About Seashell Trust

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

Apply ⧉

Description: Apprentice Teaching Assistant College

Type: Apprenticeship Scheme (2 year’s – fixed term contract)

Hours: 35 per week, 44.4 weeks per annum, term time only

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £7.00 per hour + benefits + overtime

We’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate and positive apprentices, that want to change the world, one life at a time.

About The Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a 200-year-old, nationally recognised and registered charity based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport.

The Trust is made up of the Royal School Manchester, Royal College Manchester, Residential Care Homes, Outreach Health and Family Services.

We provide education and residential care for children and young people with severe, profound, and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments and communication disorders and autism.

Our fantastic services are based on one-site at Cheadle Hulme, which deepens our sense of community for our children and young people and the Seashell team.

The Seashell Trust Apprentice Scheme

Our innovative Centre of Excellence has a range excellent opportunities for dynamic individuals to join a high performing team whilst completing your apprenticeship.

As one of our apprentices, you’ll be assigned a Mentor to support you, and our Centre of Excellence offers the chance to prepare for the world of work and develop a broader range of skills whilst completing training to a high standard with top quality providers.

You will gain valuable ‘on the job experience’ whilst completing qualifications to support your personal and professional development.

About the role:
We are currently recruiting Apprentice Learning Support Assistants within our Centre of Excellence.

This is a fixed term contract positions for two years until August 2026 in the first instance, then you will have the opportunity to apply for our permanent positions in our Royal College Manchester.

As an apprentice at Seashell, you’ll become part of an experienced and welcoming team and endeavour to develop warm and trusting relationships with our children, no one day will be the same!

Our 17 state of the art Residential Homes are currently rated ‘Good’ with OFSTED and most who reside in the homes attend our on-site specialist Royal School or Royal College.

This is an exciting opportunity to work towards developing an incredibly rewarding career path.

What we’re looking for:

  • GCSE English and Maths grade A-C/grade 4 or above, or equivalent level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy is essential –

Where this has not been achieved or cannot be evidenced, candidates must commit to completing a functional skills exam to level 2 standard prior to completion of the apprenticeship qualification.

Training and Development

As an apprentice at Seashell, you will spend four days per week working in your allocated department, and a minimum of one day of on-site study with the Learning and Development team, and you will achieve one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Your hours of work will be between 8.00 am to 4.30 pm. Monday to Friday, and this is a term time only position.

Apprentice Role and Responsibilities:

  • Working directly with young people in a college environment.
  • Supporting the class Teacher to enhance young people’s learning, either in groups or individually.
  • Working with young people and ensuring they thrive in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment.
  • Assisting and understanding the development of the young people within our school and college.

In addition to your Apprentice Training and Development we also offer:

  • Fully paid British Sign Language Course
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Events.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Paid DBS.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health.
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card.
  • Choice of pension scheme.

Our Recruitment Process

  • Apply to the role online, you’ll be sent an application form to complete and return

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Description: Advanced Practitioner Autism

Type: Permanent, Term Time Only

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 40 weeks per year + 12 weeks holiday

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £45,558 - £48,089 per annum + Teachers’ pension scheme + benefits

Reporting to the Deputy Head of College, this role offers an exciting opportunity to lead and develop good practice in Autism education, supporting staff in delivering high-quality programs for our students. The successful candidate will play a key role in managing self-assessment processes, overseeing course records, and leading curriculum development initiatives tailored to the needs of students with Autism. This position offers a dynamic environment where you can make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals with complex disabilities.

About Seashell

Celebrating over 200 years of being a recognised and registered charity, Seashell Trust provides expert guidance and support to individuals in need.

Based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, the Trust consists of the Royal School Manchester (RSM), Royal College Manchester (RCM), outreach health and family services and residential homes which provide a safe and supporting environment.

About Seashell Royal College Manchester

RCM offers tailored and specialist education and care to over 70 young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs and Autism for students aged 19 to 25.

RCM provides world-leading learning initiatives, resources and highly specialist multi-sensory learning environments which are tailored to each individual young person.

At Seashell Trust we are dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

What we’re looking for:

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience with students who have Autism and other learning difficulties.
  • Qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent Post-16 tutor qualification.
  • Leadership experience, including managing a team of teaching and support staff within an educational setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Autism education, including knowledge of sensory impairments, communication difficulties, and differentiated curriculum development.
  • Proven ability to implement and evaluate teaching strategies that support the diverse needs of students with Autism.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated on best practices in Autism education.
  • A proactive and innovative approach to problem-solving, with a strong commitment to the welfare and development of students with complex disabilities.

Advanced Practitioner Role Outline:

No two days will be the same with Seashell, you’ll help to promote the intellectual, physical and personal development of students in college.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing self-assessment and quality assurance processes to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and best practices.
  • Coordinating the planning, design, and delivery of programs tailored to the needs of students with Autism, incorporating evidence-based strategies and interventions.
  • Leading the development of curriculum content and teaching materials that promote inclusive learning environments for students with Autism.
  • Providing oversight and management of course records and associated systems to ensure accuracy and completeness of student data.
  • Supporting the Deputy Head of College in managing a team of teaching and support staff within Autism-specific groups, including providing guidance and support for professional development.
  • Conducting regular lesson observations and provide constructive feedback to staff, identifying areas for improvement and implementing strategies for development.
  • Coaching and mentor new members of staff to enhance their understanding and delivery of Autism education, promoting continuous learning and development.
  • Developing and deliver regular updates and training sessions for staff on the latest developments in Autism education, sharing best practices and innovative teaching techniques.
  • Collaborating with the Multidisciplinary Team to create Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) and ensure alignment with Individual Learner Schedules (ILS) for students with Autism.
  • Actively participating in the Self-Assessment Process, contributing to the ongoing improvement of teaching and learning practices within the college.

What we can offer you:

Our detailed 2-week induction programme ensures that all Seashell employees gain the essential knowledge to work within our amazing setting.

With our commitment to ongoing training and development through appraisals and supervisions we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

  • Teachers pension scheme for qualified teachers
  • Use of our on-site gym, fitness classes, and state of the art swimming pool
  • A generous annual leave entitlement (5.4 weeks per year as school holidays) as this is a term time only role.
  • Free membership to the Trusts inclusive gym, fitness centre and swimming pool
  • Access to a range of onsite fitness classes including yoga, Zumba and more
  • Discounts on cinema tickets, high street shopping, travel, days out and more
  • Private Health Care – through Benenden giving access to 24/7 GP, physiotherapy, medical treatments, mental health support including counselling service, cancer support, care planning and social care advise.
  • Life Assurance (3x Annual base salary) subject to terms and conditions
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee recognition and reward Summer and Winter events.
  • Paid Enhanced DBS

How to apply

Please upload your CV to apply. As part of our safer recruitment policy, you will be asked to complete a Compliance Application Form, and successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Description: College Teacher

Type: Permanent

Hours: 08.30 - 4.30 Monday - Friday Term Time Only

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £28,107.00-£36,459.00 per year + teacher benefits + pension scheme

Seashell is looking for outstanding Teachers, for our specialist College.
Could you help to support our students to live their best lives and help us continue to provide high quality education and care?

About Seashell Royal College Manchester

RCM offers tailored and specialist education and care to over 70 young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs and Autism for students aged 19 to 25.

RCM provides world-leading learning initiatives, resources and highly specialist multi-sensory learning environments which are tailored to each individual young person.

At Seashell Trust we are dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

What we’re looking for:

The young people within our specialist education settings have profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory impairments, and communication disorders.

We’re looking for people that are driven and enthusiastic and will go the extra mile to help our children and young people live their best lives and be happy and valued members of their communities.

  • Teaching degree or post graduate certificate, QTS or QTLS
  • Previous experience with students who have sensory impairment, Autism and/or communication difficulties.
  • Previous experience with students who have severe and/or complex learning difficulties.
  • Multi-disciplinary working experience
  • Experience of behaviour management strategies and individual learning plans
  • British sign language or signalong experience is desirable.

Teacher Role Outline:

No two days will be the same as a Teacher with Seashell, you’ll help to promote the intellectual, physical and personal development of students in your class group and teach based on your students’ individual needs.

  • Manage individualised curriculums for each student referring to programmes of study, termly topics and write IEPs in collaboration with other professionals.
  • Involve non-teaching support staff in assessments, recording and reporting student’s progression.
  • Communicate and consult with students, parents, the placing authorities and others with a legitimate interest in the students in your class.
  • Advise and co-operate with the Senior Managers, other teachers and support staff on the preparation of programmes of study, teaching materials, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral care.
  • Maintain and improve the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff in your area of responsibility.
  • Liaise with residential care staff on the development of the extended curriculum for students in your class/group where appropriate.
  • Work to agreed behaviour management strategies and protocol to ensure the health and safety of students and staff.
  • Supervise and where appropriate cover other college classes as instructed by the Head of College.
  • Support with personal care and feeding the students as and when required.

What we can offer you:

Our detailed 2-week induction programme ensures that all Seashell employees gain the essential knowledge to work within our amazing setting.

With our commitment to ongoing training and development through appraisals and supervisions we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

  • Teachers pension scheme for qualified teachers
  • Use of our on-site gym, fitness classes, and state of the art swimming pool
  • A generous annual leave entitlement (5.4 weeks per year as school holidays) as this is a term time only role.
  • Paid Enhanced DBS
  • Multiple retail, food and leisure discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free on-site parking
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee recognition and reward Summer and Winter events.

How to apply

Please upload your CV to apply. As part of our safer recruitment policy, you will be asked to complete a Compliance Application Form, and successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

About Seashell Trust

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

Apply ⧉

Description: Residential Support Worker

Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time / Part time Hours Available

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £22,523 - £23,242 + benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements

We are currently recruiting Residential Support Workers for our Young Adult’s (19-25), Children’s, and Children’s Short Breaks services.

About Seashell Trust:

Originally founded in 1823, Seashell Trust is a nationally recognised and registered charity based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. The Trust comprises of the Royal School Manchester, the Royal College Manchester,17 bespoke Residential Care Homes and Outreach Health and Family Services. We provide expert Residential care and Education for children and young people with severe, profound, and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments and communication disorders and autism. Our fantastic services are based all on one-site at Cheadle Hulme, which deepens our sense of community for our children and young people and the Seashell team.

About our Residential Homes:

At Seashell our Residential Homes are purpose-built with a ‘home from home’ feel providing residential care to children and young people aged between 4 years to 25 years old. We are dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for our children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement. Our children’s and young adults residential homes are currently rated ‘Good’ with OFSTED and CQC and we are aiming for ‘Outstanding’ in our next inspection. We have fantastic opportunities for caring and enthusiastic Residential Support Workers across both of our Children’s Residential Care Homes and our Young Adult’s Care homes.

About you:

Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every day is rewarding in the role of a Support Worker. We are looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation. Experience is not essential for this position as we offer an initial two-week Seashell specific induction, plus ongoing training, and development support. Providing staff with career progression is a main focus at Seashell as frequently demonstrated by our current employees. There is a clear progression plan in place from day one for anyone starting in the role of Residential Support Worker at Seashell.

About the Role of Residential Support Worker:

  • Our full-time hours are 37.5 hours per week.
  • Shift patterns are over 7 days, with alternate weekends required (with enhanced pay rates), but no nights.
  • Shifts are typically 7:30am-3pm or 2:30pm-10pm and split shifts.
  • Working one-to-one providing daily care and support for our young adults including supporting their personal care needs, mobility, daily routine, communication, independent living skills, learning and access to leisure activities.
  • Challenging behaviours will present in this role, so to fully support our young people and staff, candidates should be prepared to work at times in a high-pressured environment. Within our unique induction programme, we provide behaviour management training. Plus, ongoing support once in role.

Seashell Trust Benefits:

  • Up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service.
  • Fully paid accredited British Sign Language Course.
  • Support to complete an NVQ level 3 qualification relating to working in Health & Social Care along with additional personal/professional development opportunities.
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Events.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Paid DBS.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including; Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health.
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card.
  • Choice of pension scheme.

About Recruitment at Seashell:

Please upload your CV to apply. As per our Safer Recruitment procedure, you will be required to complete a Seashell Application Form as part of our recruitment process.

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Description: Residential Support Worker - Children's Homes

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £22,523 - £23,242 per annum + benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements

Job Title: Residential Support Worker (Children’s Homes)

Salary: £22,523 – £23,242 (Depending on Experience) Plus Benefits!

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time / Part time Hours Available

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

We have 17 home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years.

This opportunity is to support our children who are up to 18 years old. All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

About you:

We are looking for someone who is resilient to join our team. You’ll have amazing days, fun days but in this role you’ll also have tough, challenging days.

We’re also looking for flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change, no two days are the same when you are working with people!

Experience is not essential for this position as we offer training and development support and good career progression opportunities to start/develop your career in social care if you share our values of Integrity, Innovation & Involvement.

About the Role of Residential Support Worker (Children’s Homes):

  • Our full-time hours are 37.5 hours per week.
  • Shift patterns are over 7 days, with alternate weekends required (with enhanced pay rates), but no nights.
  • Shifts are typically 7:30am-3pm or 2:30pm-10pm and split shifts.
  • Working one-to-one providing daily care and support for our young adults including supporting their personal care needs, mobility, daily routine, communication, independent living skills, learning and access to leisure activities.
  • Challenging behaviours will present in this role, so to fully support our young people and staff, candidates should be prepared to work at times in a high-pressured environment. Within our unique induction programme, we provide behaviour management training. Plus, ongoing support once in role.

Seashell Trust Benefits:

  • Up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service.
  • Fully paid accredited British Sign Language Course.
  • Support to complete an NVQ level 3 qualification relating to working in Health & Social Care along with additional personal/professional development opportunities.
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Events.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Paid DBS.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including; Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health.
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card.
  • Choice of pension scheme.

About Recruitment at Seashell

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

We are a LGBTQA+ friendly employer and welcome applications from all identities.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

Job Type: Permanent

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Description: Night Support Worker - Children's Homes

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £22,523 - £23,242 per annum + benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements

Night Support Worker – Children’s Homes

Type: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £22,523 – £23,242 DOE (+ benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements)

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for Children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK. We have 17 purpose-built home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years. This opportunity is to support our Children who are aged between 4-19 years old. All our homes are based on our one site.

Our new Night Support Worker will support our Residential Care team for our Children and will work with shift leads/seniors and associated staff teams in promoting quality sleep for our Children; and when awake a safe, caring, and purposeful learning environment that will assist them to achieve their fullest potential.

About you…

Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every shift is rewarding in the role of a Night Support Worker. We’re looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation.

The ideal candidate for this role is likely to be an experienced Support Worker looking for a new challenge within a friendly, development-focused team.

Some information about the role…

  • Ability to support evening and morning routines and any care or support required through the night e.g. medication administration, personal care
  • Typically shifts are 9:45pm – 7:45am
  • General house keeping experience
  • Challenging behaviours will present in these roles, so to fully support our children, candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care (CCYP) – Level 5 Health & Social Care or equivalent (preferred but not essential)
  • Good knowledge of CQC regulations and experience of implementing CQC Fundamental Quality Standards for Homes for young adults.
  • Experience of working with young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Experience of disability, mental health and autism spectrum conditions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and children / young people notes.
  • Communicate effectively with parents/staff/other professionals.
  • Flexible approach to work to work to work a day shift to meet with other operational staff.

Just some of the benefits of working for Seashell…

  • Access to private healthcare
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Ongoing access to training courses & professional development
  • Cycle to work scheme (with loan)
  • On-site gym, swimming pool & fitness classes
  • Employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & access to free counselling
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Company pension scheme

About recruitment at Seashell…

Please upload your CV to apply. As per our Safer Recruitment procedure, you will be required to complete a Seashell Application Form as part of our recruitment process.

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment procedure, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Description: Night Lead - Children's Homes

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £30,862 – £31,858 per annum + excellent benefits

Night Lead – Children’s Homes

Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £30,862 – £31,858 depending on experience (plus excellent benefits)

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure
environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional
communication challenges from across the UK. We have 17 purpose-built home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years.

This opportunity is to support our children who are up to 18 years old. All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

Our new Night Lead will work closely alongside another Night Lead supporting the Service and will directly manage the shift leads/seniors and associated staff teams in promoting quality sleep for our young adults; and when awake a safe, caring, and purposeful learning environment that will assist them to achieve their fullest potential.

About you:

Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every day is rewarding in the role of a Night Lead. We’re looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation.

The ideal candidate for this role is likely to be an experienced, qualified Senior Support Worker with supervisory skills, or an experienced Night Manager looking for a new challenge.

Some information about the role:

  • Experience and understanding of disability, mental health and autism.
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care (CCYP) – Level 5 Health & Social Care or equivalent (preferred but not essential).
  • Good knowledge of CQC regulations and experience of implementing CQC Fundamental Quality Standards for Homes for young adults.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working with young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Strong experience of managing a staff team; supervising and completing appraisals with staff in a care setting.
  • Experience of disability, mental health and autism spectrum conditions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and children / young people notes.
  • Communicate effectively with parents/staff/other professionals.
  • Flexible approach to work to work to work a day shift to meet with other operational staff.

Just some of the benefits of working for Seashell…

  • Access to private healthcare.
  • Free, on-site parking.
  • Ongoing access to training courses & professional development.
  • Cycle to work scheme (with loan).
  • On-site gym, swimming pool & fitness classes.
  • Employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & access to free counselling.
  • Physiotherapy support.
  • Company pension scheme.

About recruitment at Seashell:

Please upload your CV to apply. As per our Safer Recruitment procedure, you will be required to complete a Seashell Application Form as part of our recruitment process.

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment procedure, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Description: Senior Team Lead - Children's Homes

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £25,984 - £27,102 per annum+ excellent benefits

Senior Team Lead – Children’s Homes

Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £25,984 – £27,102 depending on experience (+ excellent benefits)

We are currently recruiting 2 x Senior Team Leaders to join our team within our Children’s Residential Care Homes.

About Seashell Trust:

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

We have 17 home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years.

This opportunity is to support our children who are up to 18 years old. All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

About the Role of Senior Team Leader:

The successful Senior Team Leader leads the operational house team of Residential Support Workers to provide person centred care to children with learning disabilities, autism and complex health and social care needs. In addition, they will ensure staff have the resources and support to provide the level and quality of service required day to day, plus the ongoing development and continuous improvement of the service. As well as providing direct care and support, the Senior Team Leader is required to act as a Key Worker. As part of your role you will provide supervision and manage performance appraisal for all Residential Support Workers in the home and will also provide mentorship and coaching support on key operational tasks. Being visible and accessible to support is paramount.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience working within a similar setting.
  • Level 4/ Level 3 QCF/NVQ Health and Social Care or Level 3/Level 4 Children’s & Young People’s Workforce / or equivalent qualification.
  • Excellent knowledge of Ofsted Quality standards and Children’s Homes regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Strong experience of managing a staff team; supervising and completing appraisals with staff in a care setting.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and children and young people.
  • The ability to record and communicate effectively with parents/staff/other professionals.
  • Flexible approach to work to work to work a day shift to meet with other operational staff.

Seashell Trust Benefits:

  • Up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service.
  • Fully paid accredited British Sign Language Course.
  • Support to complete an NVQ level 3 qualification relating to working in Health & Social Care along with additional personal/professional development opportunities.
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Events.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Paid DBS.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including; Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health.
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card.
  • Choice of pension scheme.

About Recruitment Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK. We provide care and education, for children and young people aged between 3-25 years, in our homes, at our school and college and through our short breaks’ services.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Description: Permanent, Full-time

Type: Permanent

Hours: 10 hour shift 12 hour shift 8 hour shift

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £24,271 - £25,045 per annum + benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements

About Seashell…

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

We have 17 purpose-built home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support.

We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years. This opportunity is to support our children who are between 19-25 years old.

All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

About you…

Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every day is rewarding in the role of a Senior Support Worker. We’re looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation.
We offer an initial two-week Seashell specific induction, plus ongoing training, and development support. Providing staff with career progression is a main focus at Seashell as frequently demonstrated by our current employees. There is a clear progression plan in place from day one for anyone starting in the role of Senior Residential Support Worker at Seashell.

Applicants must have…

  • QCF Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce/Health & Social Care/Adult Care (or equivalent)
  • Experience in a complex needs, residential setting is essential
  • Knowledge of communication strategies for supporting those who are non-verbal
  • Knowledge of CQC Adult Care Home fundamental standards

Some information about the role…

  • The role will act as senior under the direction of the House Manager and will support a team of Residential Support Workers
  • Shifts are typically 7.30am – 3pm and 2.30pm-10pm
  • Support the young people with day-to-day needs including personal care needs, supporting them in their routines, communication, independence skills and leisure activities
  • Support and co-ordinate key workers and lead shifts
  • Make decisions and lead in the absence of the House Manager
  • Maintain and monitor all recording and reporting
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of staff rotas
  • Conduct structured supervisions with your team of Residential Support Workers

Just some of the benefits of working for Seashell…

  • Access to private healthcare
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Ongoing access to training courses & professional development
  • Cycle to work scheme (with loan)
  • On-site gym, swimming pool & fitness classes
  • Employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & access to free counselling
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Company pension scheme

About recruitment at Seashell…

Please upload your CV to apply. As per our Safer Recruitment procedure, you will be required to complete a Seashell Application Form as part of our recruitment process.

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment procedure, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

Apply ⧉

Description: Apprentice Young Adults Support Worker

Type: Apprenticeship Scheme (2 year’s – fixed term contract)

Hours: 37.5 per week, 52 weeks per year

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £7.00 per hour + benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements

Start date: September 2024

We’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate and positive apprentices, that want to change the world, one life at a time.

About The Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a 200-year-old, nationally recognised and registered charity based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport.

The Trust is made up of the Royal School Manchester, Royal College Manchester, Residential Care Homes, Outreach Health and Family Services.

We provide residential care and education for children and young people with severe, profound, and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments and communication disorders and autism.

Our fantastic services are based on one-site at Cheadle Hulme, which deepens our sense of community for our children and young people and the Seashell team.

The Seashell Trust Apprentice Scheme

Our innovative Centre of Excellence has a range excellent opportunities for dynamic individuals to join a high performing team whilst completing your apprenticeship.

As one of our apprentices, you’ll be assigned a Mentor to support you, and our Centre of Excellence offers the chance to prepare for the world of work and develop a broader range of skills whilst completing training to a high standard with top quality providers.

You will gain valuable ‘on the job experience’ whilst completing qualifications to support your personal and professional development.

About the role:

We are currently recruiting Apprentice Residential Support Workers within our Centre of Excellence. You’ll be working with Young Adults, between the ages of 19-25.

This is a fixed term contract positions for two years until August 2026 in the first instance, then you will have the opportunity to apply for our permanent positions in our Young Adult’s Residential Care Services.

As an apprentice at Seashell, you’ll become part of an experienced and welcoming team and endeavour to develop warm and trusting relationships with our children and young people – no one day will be the same!

Our 17 state of the art Residential Homes are currently rated ‘Good’ with OFSTED and most who reside in the homes attend our on-site specialist Royal School or Royal College.

This is an exciting opportunity to work towards developing an incredibly rewarding career path.

What we’re looking for:

  • GCSE English and Maths grade A-C/grade 4 or above, or equivalent level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy is essential –

Where this has not been achieved or cannot be evidenced, candidates must commit to completing a functional skills exam to level 2 standard prior to completion of the apprenticeship qualification.

Training and Development

As an apprentice at Seashell, you will spend four days per week working in your allocated department, and a minimum of one day of on-site study with the Learning and Development team, and you will achieve one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Adult Social Care.
  • Level 4 Children, Young People and Family Practitioner.

In addition to your one day of on-site study you will be working the following shift patterns:

  • Early shifts (7.30am–3pm).
  • Late shifts (3pm-10pm).
  • Occasional split shifts (7.30am – 9.30am then 3pm-10pm).
  • Weekend shifts 2 per year.
  • Nights 9:45pm – 7:45am (very occasional).

Apprentice Role and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team providing person centred care to individuals who have a wide range of physical and learning disabilities including children and young adults with profound, multiple learning disabilities and complex health needs.
  • Support children and young adults attending to their individual needs, preferences and wellbeing.
  • Ensure that all actions and decisions take consideration of the impact on our children, young people and families in accordance with Seashell Trust’s Core Values.
  • Acting as a role model for colleagues in terms of standards of behaviour, professional expertise, and integrity.
  • Assisting with daily routines including personal care, eating and drinking, mobility needs and supporting with access to social and community activities.
  • Assist with infection prevention and control policy and procedures.
  • Undertake domestic duties such as cooking and cleaning to ensure high standards are maintained and compliance with health and safety and risk assessments are met.

In addition to your Apprentice Training and Development we also offer:

  • Fully paid British Sign Language Course
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Events.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Paid DBS.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health.
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card.
  • Choice of pension scheme.

Our Recruitment Process

  • Apply to the role online, you’ll be sent an application form to complete and return
  • You will then be invited to an assessment centre to interview for our positions week commencing 15th April 2024. We aim to let all candidates know the outcome of their interviews within 1 week.

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Description: Apprentice Children's Support Worker

Type: Apprenticeship Scheme (2 year’s – fixed term contract)

Hours: 37.5 per week, 52 weeks per year

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £7.00 per hour + benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements

Start date: September 2024

We’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate and positive apprentices, that want to change the world, one life at a time.

About The Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a 200-year-old, nationally recognised and registered charity based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport.

The Trust is made up of the Royal School Manchester, Royal College Manchester, Residential Care Homes, Outreach Health and Family Services.

We provide residential care and education for children and young people with severe, profound, and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments and communication disorders and autism.

Our fantastic services are based on one-site at Cheadle Hulme, which deepens our sense of community for our children and young people and the Seashell team.

The Seashell Trust Apprentice Scheme

Our innovative Centre of Excellence has a range excellent opportunities for dynamic individuals to join a high performing team whilst completing your apprenticeship.

As one of our apprentices, you’ll be assigned a Mentor to support you, and our Centre of Excellence offers the chance to prepare for the world of work and develop a broader range of skills whilst completing training to a high standard with top quality providers.

You will gain valuable ‘on the job experience’ whilst completing qualifications to support your personal and professional development.

About the role:

We are currently recruiting Apprentice Residential Support Workers within our Centre of Excellence. You’ll be working with Children, between the ages of 2-18.

This is a fixed term contract positions for two years until August 2026 in the first instance, then you will have the opportunity to apply for our permanent positions in our Young Adult’s Residential Care Services.

As an apprentice at Seashell, you’ll become part of an experienced and welcoming team and endeavour to develop warm and trusting relationships with our children and young people – no one day will be the same!

Our 17 state of the art Residential Homes are currently rated ‘Good’ with OFSTED and most who reside in the homes attend our on-site specialist Royal School or Royal College.

This is an exciting opportunity to work towards developing an incredibly rewarding career path.

What we’re looking for:

  • GCSE English and Maths grade A-C/grade 4 or above, or equivalent level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy is essential –

Where this has not been achieved or cannot be evidenced, candidates must commit to completing a functional skills exam to level 2 standard prior to completion of the apprenticeship qualification.

Training and Development

As an apprentice at Seashell, you will spend four days per week working in your allocated department, and a minimum of one day of on-site study with the Learning and Development team, and you will achieve one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Adult Social Care.
  • Level 4 Children, Young People and Family Practitioner.

In addition to your one day of on-site study you will be working the following shift patterns:

  • Early shifts (7.30am–3pm).
  • Late shifts (3pm-10pm).
  • Occasional split shifts (7.30am – 9.30am then 3pm-10pm).
  • Weekend shifts 2 per year.
  • Nights 9:45pm – 7:45am (very occasional).

Apprentice Role and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team providing person centred care to individuals who have a wide range of physical and learning disabilities including children and young adults with profound, multiple learning disabilities and complex health needs.
  • Support children and young adults attending to their individual needs, preferences and wellbeing.
  • Ensure that all actions and decisions take consideration of the impact on our children, young people and families in accordance with Seashell Trust’s Core Values.
  • Acting as a role model for colleagues in terms of standards of behaviour, professional expertise, and integrity.
  • Assisting with daily routines including personal care, eating and drinking, mobility needs and supporting with access to social and community activities.
  • Assist with infection prevention and control policy and procedures.
  • Undertake domestic duties such as cooking and cleaning to ensure high standards are maintained and compliance with health and safety and risk assessments are met.

In addition to your Apprentice Training and Development we also offer:

  • Fully paid British Sign Language Course
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Events.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Paid DBS.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health.
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card.
  • Choice of pension scheme.

Our Recruitment Process

  • Apply to the role online, you’ll be sent an application form to complete and return
  • You will then be invited to an assessment centre to interview for our positions week commencing 15th April 2024. We aim to let all candidates know the outcome of their interviews within 1 week.

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Description: Senior Learning and Development Business Partner

Type: Permanent

Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £48,000 - £50,000 per annum plus generous benefits package

Reporting to: Head of HR & Development

Are you looking to join a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, young adults, and families?

At Seashell Trust, we embody integrity, innovation, and inclusion, striving to create a safe and supportive environment where everyone can thrive.

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Senior Learning and Development Manager to join our team and drive excellence in people development.

About Seashell:

With a history spanning over 200 years, Seashell Trust stands as a beacon of support and guidance for individuals in need. Located in the heart of Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Seashell Trust is a beacon of support and care.

Our charity encompasses the renowned Royal School Manchester (RSM), Royal College Manchester (RCM), children’s and young person’s residential homes along with outreach health and family services.

We provide a nurturing and safe environment where individuals with the most complex disabilities can thrive and flourish. Join us in making a difference in the lives of our students.

About the Role:

  • As the Senior Learning and Development Manager, you will work closely with the Head of HR&D to execute a comprehensive L&D strategy that aligns with our organisational goals. You will lead a dedicated team and oversee the end-to-end operational delivery of all people development solutions, ensuring a seamless and impactful learning experience for our staff.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to design and implement a robust L&D strategy that meets current and future business needs.
  • Championing a strong internal consultancy approach, embedding a Business Partnering model within the L&D function.
  • Driving service delivery in alignment with strategic HRD management goals, focusing on talent mobility and leadership development.
  • Chair regular meetings with the L&D team to foster shared learning, continuous improvement, and showcase added value projects.
  • Utilising technological advances to enhance learner journeys and deliver responsive e-learning solutions.
  • Monitoring L&D spend against budget, forecast future demand, and negotiate annual rates with suppliers to ensure cost-effective delivery.
  • Acting as custodian of L&D data sets, producing accurate compliance data and meaningful insights for stakeholders.
  • Leading on the execution of key L&D projects, from proposal development to project management, ensuring timely delivery and quality.
  • Conducting competitor intelligence research to inform future approaches and stay ahead of industry trends.
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement by gathering feedback and adapting L&D approaches to deliver exceptional service.

What you’ll need:

  • CIPD Membership and minimum Level 5 CIPD qualification.
  • Extensive experience as an L&D Business Partner or Senior Business Partner.
  • A background in digital transformation and the digitising of learner content
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing L&D strategies to meet business needs.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring teams to adopt a business partnering approach.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead end-to-end project delivery.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Care and Education sectors, with experience in L&D/Talent Development.
  • Proficiency in using Learning Management Systems (LMS) and content management tools.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to build relationships at all levels.
  • Creative, innovative, and solution-focused with the ability to inspire and motivate others.

What we can offer you:

At Seashell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a supportive and inclusive environment. If you’re passionate about driving excellence in learning and development and are ready to take on a new challenge, we want to hear from you.

Our detailed 2-week induction programme ensures that all Seashell employees gain the essential knowledge to work within our amazing setting. With our commitment to ongoing training and development through appraisals and supervisions we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

Defined contribution (DC) Pension scheme with 4% employee contribution matched by 4% employer contribution.

25-30 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays (incremental increase based on length of service)

  • Free membership to the Trusts inclusive gym, fitness centre and swimming pool
  • Access to a range of onsite fitness classes including yoga, Zumba and more
  • Discounts on cinema tickets, high street shopping, travel, days out and more
  • Private Health Care – through Benenden giving access to 24/7 GP, physiotherapy, medical treatments, mental health support including counselling service, cancer support, care planning and social care advise.
  • Life Assurance (3x Annual base salary) subject to terms and conditions
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee recognition and reward Summer and Winter events.
  • Paid Enhanced DBS

If you have a consultative mindset and the confidence and capability to establish trust and credibility quickly, we’d love to hear from you!

How to apply

Please submit your CV to apply. As part of our commitment to safer recruitment, you will be asked to complete a Compliance Application Form.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

Our Commitment

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Description: Occupational Therapist

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle

Salary: 29,569 - £48,804 per annum + excellent benefits

Occupational Therapist
Salary: £29,569 – £48,804 (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type: Permanent

Role Summary:

Here at Seashell, we provide education and care for children and young adults with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties/disabilities, sensory impairments, communication disorders and autism.

We have a really exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our expert team working at practising level or advanced specialist level. This position is within our highly skilled and knowledgeable Occupational Therapy team within our CQC registered Health dept. OT is an integral part of the clinical Health Team at Seashell, working closely with our Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Audiology and Nursing teams as well as with Assistive Technologists, Education and Care services.

We have ambitious plans to develop early assessment and intervention services for children and young people with complex needs. We are looking to further enhance our workforce to enable us to continue to grow our innovative Occupational Therapy service. Seashell’s strategic plan places strong emphasis on the development of innovative therapy support and early assessment and intervention services.

The successful candidate will deliver occupational therapy to a caseload of children and young people with a range of complex needs. This is a very rewarding post allowing autonomy in developing person focussed, meaningful intervention in line with other specialists within the multi-disciplinary team. You will be involved in skill development throughout the child or young person’s journey at Seashell, allowing time to build a therapeutic relationship with them and all those involved in their care.

The role will involve working with individuals to develop independence and life skills, the assessment and support of individuals with sensory processing needs and providing holistic intervention supporting engagement in activities of daily living. There is huge potential within this post for creativity and professional development. The post holder will support service development and new initiatives alongside clinical governance agendas for the OT service under the guidance of the OT Lead. The successful applicant will also demonstrate leadership and management skills to be able to support Occupational Therapists across the team to further develop their clinical skills.

We are seeking an OT who is passionate about supporting our children and young people to achieve positive outcomes. We provide regular clinical and management supervision as well as access to a wide range of internal and external training opportunities.

Our benefits:
Pension scheme, life assurance, on site gym, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site counselling, cycle scheme, free parking and lots more!

We offer excellent career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

Requirements:

  • Recognised Occupational Therapy qualification e.g. BSc or MSc
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Registered member of British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist with children and/or young people with profound and complex learning disabilities and physical disabilities
  • Experience of Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy assessment and treatment preferred
  • Experience of/interested in the management and/or clinical supervision of qualified professionals

Full job description and person specification can be provided.

Recently rated as outstanding in all areas by CQC the Seashell health team are embarking on exciting changes and therefore welcome therapists who have the relevant skills and experience to support us in making these service changes.

Due to the expansion of the Seashell’s external health offer we envisage that the majority of work within this post would be within Seashells’ external health service. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from therapists with advanced clinical skills who have supported children and young adults with complex learning needs in a variety of different clinical settings.

We would also encourage any therapist, from newly qualified to advanced specialist level, who has an interest in working within this clinical area to contact us to discuss how your current skills and experience could complement our outstanding team and welcome you to come to our site for a visit.

Please state on your application if you are applying for a new qualified (equivalent to NHS band 5), practicing (equivalent to NHS band 6) or Advanced Specialist post (equivalent to NHS Band 7).

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.
We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.
This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Description: Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £29,569 - £48,804 per annum + excellent benefits

Speech and Language Therapist
Salary: £29,569 – £48,804 (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Part time considered for the right candidate)
Type: Permanent

Role Summary
Here at Seashell we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

We are recruiting a Speech and Language Therapist to work as part of our CQC registered multi-disciplinary Health team. The role will involve working with children and young people within our school, college and residential settings and the post holder will also have the opportunity to deliver on a range of Outreach contracts.

The role will provide in-depth assessment and intervention plans for young people with a variety of complex needs, including physical and learning difficulties, multi-sensory impairment, communication difficulties, autism and behaviours of concern. This role may involve some off-site working. This role is practising level for Therapists with experience who are looking for a new challenge.

Requirements:

  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy qualification
  • Registered member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
  • Registration with the HCPC
  • Experience as a Speech and Language Therapist working with children and/or adults with profound communication impairments, including people who are non-verbal
  • Good understanding of the communication needs of people with complex disabilities, including deafness, multi- sensory impairment and autism spectrum conditions
  • Understanding of augmentative and alternative communication systems
  • Be able to lead on the assessment of different diagnosis interventions and the management of children or young people with communication and swallowing disorders – preferred but not essential
  • Experience of leading staff training activities and providing staff supervisions preferred but not essential
  • We will consider band 5 level applicants for this role

Recently rated as outstanding in all areas by CQC the Seashell health team are embarking on exciting changes and therefore welcome therapists who have the relevant skills and experience to support us in making these service changes.

Due to the expansion of the Seashell’s external health offer we envisage that the majority of work within this post would be within Seashells’ external health service. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from therapists with advanced clinical skills who have supported children and young adults with complex learning needs in a variety of different clinical settings.

We would also encourage any therapist, from newly qualified to advanced specialist level, who has an interest in working within this clinical area to contact us to discuss how your current skills and experience could complement our outstanding team and welcome you to come to our site for a visit.

Please state on your application if you are applying for a new qualified (equivalent to NHS band 5), practicing (equivalent to NHS band 6) or Advanced Specialist post (equivalent to NHS Band 7).

Our benefits
Pension scheme, life assurance, on site gym, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site counselling, cycle scheme, free parking and lots more!

We offer excellent career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

About Seashell Trust
Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School, and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

We provide an excellent care environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our young people. As part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.
We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.
We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.
This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Description: Trustee Board Member

Type: Part Time

Hours: 1-5 per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ/Hybrid

Salary: Unpaid, Voluntary

Close date: 1st March 2024

Seashell Trust is a long-established national charity (formerly Royal Schools for Deaf Children Manchester) that recently celebrated its 200-year anniversary in 2023. Seashell is in the northwest of England, providing integrated education and care for children and young adults with the most profound and complex disabilities and communication needs, from two to twenty-five years of age. Our provision includes our ‘outstanding’ Royal School, we moved into our brand new state-of-the-art school building in February 2023, specialist FE Royal College, Residential Care with seventeen children’s and young adults’ homes, Short Breaks, Outreach, Inclusive Sport and Family Support services. The Trust employs over six hundred staff and enjoys the support of a large volunteer body, both corporate and individual.

Seashell Trust has a strong, committed and experienced group of Trustees (who are also Company Directors as the Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee) who are responsible for the overall strategic direction and governance of the organisation. There are currently three subcommittees of the Board focusing on Remuneration and Appointments, Audit and Finance, and a Transformation Project Steering Group, as well as a Safeguarding Board. Additionally Royal School and Royal College each has a dedicated Board of Governors (and appropriate subcommittees) under the chairmanship of a Trustee Board member.

As part of our succession and enrichment strategy, we are seeking to strengthen our Board, following a refresh of our strategic ambitions, and as we continue delivery of our £60m site transformation with the imminent construction of our new Royal College Manchester, Sports, Training and Support Staff facilities. We are particularly interested in appointing someone with the time, energy and passion to commit to the Trust and support the delivery of exciting new facilities. Applicants do not require specific non-exec experience as we are eager to appoint someone who shares our passion and long-term aspirations to deliver outstanding services to children, young people and their families.

On this occasion, we are looking particularly for someone with a legal background, ideally with specific knowledge and expertise in the field of SEND, the rights of children and families in relation to the Children and Families Act 2014, educational tribunals and safeguarding. Given that the Trust is one of the largest employers in the area, with a diverse workforce and with high-quality staff a key priority, some knowledge of employment law would be a welcome bonus.

Whilst we are looking for a specific appointment on this occasion, we are always very interested in expressions from candidates who are keen to undertake a Trustee role in the future and who may have some specialist skills and knowledge that would support the Board’s ambitious plans going forward. We are keen to ensure our Board is truly representative of the rich and diverse community that we are part of.

The Board meets formally 5 times a year, with a similar number of subcommittee meetings. In addition, we hope that members become actively involved with the Trust’s events and wider endeavours as committed supporters of its aims and ambitions.

You would be joining the Board at a very exciting period and one of great change with the significant site transformation which is well underway. If you feel you could bring value to our Board, by offering us skills and expertise as outlined above, and would be interested to explore the possibility of joining us, as an initial expression of interest please apply and submit an informal CV outlining your experience and areas of special interest. We would also welcome visits to the Trust prior to application. As part of your application, please can you answer the below 3 questions:

  • What is your motivation for wanting to become a trustee of Seashell Trust?
  • Do you have any lived experience with learning disabilities?
  • Are you able to commute to Cheadle, Stockport to attend meetings and to support initiatives as a trustee?

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What we look for in Seashell job applications

When working in a Seashell job, you’ll have amazing days. Fun days. You’ll also have tough days. Challenging days. In our contact roles, we’re looking for resilience. 

No two days are ever the same when you’re working in jobs with learning disabilities. We’re looking for flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change.  

Keeping our children and young people safe and protected is what’s most important to us. You’ll need to be a champion for safeguarding.  

And of course, we’re looking for people who can uphold our values of integrity, innovation and involvement.

We’re a supportive and friendly bunch. So if you think you’re an ideal candidate for jobs working with people with learning disabilities, join #teamseashell today. 

What Seashell Jobs Offer

Competitive salaries

We offer competitive salaries and flexible working options with up to 30 days holiday

Pensions schemes, an Employee Assistance Programme and Life Assurance

We offer a teacher pension for Qualifying Teacher Roles, for other roles, a salary sacrifice pension

Paid inductions with ongoing development training

We offer a wide range of vocational programmes to support you in our jobs with learning disabilities

Free parking, onsite gym membership, yoga and fitness classes

We also offer swimming in our on-site pool and run a doggy daycare programme

Competitive salaries

Competitive salaries

We offer competitive salaries and flexible working options with up to 30 days holiday

Pensions schemes, an Employee Assistance Programme and Life Assurance

Pensions schemes, an Employee Assistance Programme and Life Assurance

We offer a teacher pension for Qualifying Teacher Roles, for other roles, a salary sacrifice pension

Paid inductions with ongoing development training

Paid inductions with ongoing development training

We offer a wide range of vocational programmes to support you in our jobs with learning disabilities

Free parking, onsite gym membership, yoga and fitness classes

Free parking, onsite gym membership, yoga and fitness classes

We also offer swimming in our on-site pool and run a doggy daycare programme

“It’s a really rewarding role, enabling the children to achieve whilst also having plenty of fun. It’s great to be part of such a dedicated and hardworking team”

Kate
Residential Support Worker

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Whatever your interests, skills, and experience, there are plenty of jobs working with people with learning disabilities for you at Seashell. Donate your time and skills to help bring people of all abilities and disabilities together through sports. Work with students to practice important life skills. Help make sure our services can reach the people who need them. If you would like experience in this sector before applying for jobs working with people with learning disabilities, volunteering is a great way to get started.

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