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Priory Group Division

Central Services


Upto £115,000 per annum



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory have an exciting opportunity for an Education Director to join our team and contribute to the growth of our market-leading business as we strive to become, as part of Median, the leading European provider of high-quality mental health and medical rehabilitative services.   

Reporting directly to the Chief Quality Officer, you will be strategically and operationally accountable for the performance of our Education provision from a people, quality and financial perspective.  You will be responsible for delivering high quality, safe and effective services ensuring regulatory compliance as a non-negotiable minimum standard, providing strategic direction to deliver strong financial performance and future growth, and creating an open and honest culture where people feel like they belong.  

You will lead our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Education services   who already have Head Teachers in position delivering excellent standards of education. This role will give the post holder the opportunity to grow and develop in an area that is part of the future growth plan for Priory. You will be supported by a dedicated senior leadership team with functional experts from finance, quality, HR, talent acquisition and service development as well as other central corporate functions.       

Although advertised as a full-time role, part-time applicants will be considered.

Experience Required: 

  • Significant previous leadership experience within education, ideally across multi-site operations 
  • SEN sector experience  
  • Demonstrable experience of operating at a senior level, with extensive managerial experience across large, dispersed teams 
  • Successful previous experience of commercial accountability for financial performance  
  • Strong record of innovation and adaptability to deliver continuous improvement   
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of regulatory as this role will act as the nominated individual for OFSTED 
  • Evidence of building strong relationships with external stakeholders such as commissioners and regulators 
  • Managing and delivering change - as we move education services back into the business from an outsourced provider  

What we would like to give you: 

  • Private Medical Insurance for the individual
  • Car allowance 
  • 25 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays + additional day’s leave for your Birthday! (pro-rata)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Initial Disclosure Check Cost covered, if applicable to role
  • ‘My Possible Self’ App and health-related benefits
  • Online discounts and cashback rewards
  • Technology scheme (qualifying period)
  • Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
  • ‘Cash for Colleagues’ – Employee referral scheme
  • Career Pathways Programme – for development and further qualifications

Please refer to the job description, for further information in relation to this role.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy ahead of the closing date, without notice.

Division DBS info


Priory is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with Disclosure & Barring Service and at least 2 references which cover the last 3 years; for all our services we will request references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS.


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