Director of Quality, Improvement & Assurance-Education Company

Job Title: Director of Quality, Improvement & Assurance-Education Company
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + up to 50%, £6.5k car allowance + more
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 14026864/001_1561456099
Contact Name: Rebecca Scuffam
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 25, 2019 10:48

Job Description

Reporting into the COO and the board to provide leadership for the division's quality and assurance arrangements, ensuring group and divisional quality indicators and regulatory requirements are fully satisfied.

Client Details

Our clients Education and Children's Services prides itself on delivering education and care services of the highest quality. It is inspected by a number of different regulators, including Ofsted and Estyn and currently has very positive ratings in the vast majority of its services


  • On behalf of the CEO monitor regions to ensure effective monitoring and reduction of risk in relation to safeguarding, quality, compliance and assurance
  • Work closely with Managing Directors and their teams to ensure they achieve strong regulatory outcomes
  • Ensure regions and sites have support and challenge in place to ensure that all sites are offering consistently good care and education
  • Oversee interventions where necessary in sites that are deemed inadequate or at risk of a negative regulatory judgement
  • Provide governance of safeguarding across the division
  • Develop and oversee systems to monitor and respond to serious incidents so that they are managed effectively
  • Manage a team of quality improvement professionals
  • Ensure the division has specialist advice and thought leadership in for example autism, residential care, education, behaviour and safeguarding
  • Lead the development and maintenance of divisional policy documents to underpin and drive good quality practice
  • Lead developments and improvements in practice across the division
  • Offer expert advice on the developments of new services and projects
  • Represent the business on relevant national bodies
  • Participate as a full member of the division's SMT and work with other managers to ensure an integrated approach to developing quality, people and performance is in place


  • Must have expertise in special education and/or children's homes and residential care
  • Wide knowledge of inspection and regulation
  • Knowledge and experience in improving schools or children's health and wellbeing
  • Knowledge of systems to monitor, assure and improve quality
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and current education and care practice and theories
  • Excellent analytic and presentation skills, able to assess data and focus on salient points and actions
  • Creativity combined with practical approach.
  • Able to build effective teams and listen, coach and inspire them
  • Ability to interact appropriately at a variety of levels
  • Able to deliver strong and sometimes uncomfortable messages in an appropriate manner
  • Able to work cooperatively and bring about change through working with others
  • Must be prepared to travel nationally
  • Ideally Level 5 Qualification in Safeguarding Children or similar

Job Offer

  • A competitive salary (£80,000 - £100,000)
  • Remote working with base in Hammersmith (London)
  • Car allowance £6,500
  • Pension: 4% Employer
  • Bonus: Sliding scale up to a maximum of 50%
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Health Cash Plan