Head of Clinical Services

Salary: up to £40,000 per annum

Hours: Full time

Location: Bristol Schools and Adult Services

Aurora is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special needs and disabilities. In 2016 Aurora acquired two residential special schools and a residential provision for young adults in Bristol. Multimillion-pound investment has been put towards improving the living and learning environments to meet the high Aurora standards at these services.

As part of our next phase we are seeking a skilled clinician to work across several of our Bristol sites.

This is an exciting opportunity to work across a number of growing services. We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and help us develop the services to be outstanding.

The Role:

As Head of Clinical Services, you will have responsibility for managing an MDT including SaLT, OT, Physiotherapy, Clinical and Educational Psychology and Nursing. Reporting to the Area Principal, you will be working closely with senior managers at three services across four locations in the Bristol area.

Our new Head of Clinical Services will be able to evidence a strong record of successful strategic change and experience in leading and delivering clinical services, preferably across more than one location. Commitment to excellence is a given and they will be able to demonstrate their ability to manage people and budgets.  

This is an exciting time to join the Aurora Group and as Head of Clinical Services for the Bristol region you will have an opportunity to develop your career and grow along with us.

Consideration will be given to the potential to amalgamate the Clinical Psycologist and Head of Clinical services roles. If this is something you would be interested in please express this in your application.

 Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • To establish effective clinical services that support the aims of the schools and residential services

  • To develop, manage and supervise clinical and nursing staff within the MDT

  • To ensure the individual needs of children and young people are met

  • To evidence positive outcomes for young people linked to their Education Health and Care Plans

  • To be responsible for assessing, writing, implementing and evaluating behavioural support plans


  • A relevant professional clinical qualification in one of the therapy disciplines, nursing or psychology

  • Registration with a UK professional health body e.g. HCPC, NMC

  • Management qualification would be desirable


Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance

  • Pension plan

  • High street discounts

  • Child care vouchers

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Paid holiday

How to Apply:

If you are interested then click “Apply Online” below. Alternatively, call Recruitment on 0203 617 0186 or email recruitment@the-aurora-group.com

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

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Click here to download an application form - If you are not applying online please email to: recruitment@the-aurora-group.com

Closing Date: 29 January 2018