Our Residential Care Managers are inspiring leaders who ensure best practices are being followed by their team members to ensure the best possible outcomes for the young people with complex autism we support.

  • Salary £37,000 - £44,000 per annum – (dependent on qualification and experience)
  • Level 5 Health & Social Care Qualification or equivalent required
  • Proven management and leadership experience
  • Care experience of autism as a primary/secondary diagnosis
  • One work location (Newbury, RG18 9NU)
  • Car owner/driver required

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Key job information:


£37,000 - £44,000 per annum – (dependent on qualification and experience)


37.5 hrs per week 52 weeks per year. 

Contract type: Permanent, Full-time

Job description

The closing date for applications for this role is by close of business on Friday, 16th February 2024 – we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive sufficient applications.

The role of Learning & Wellbeing Manager

In conjunction with the Residential team, our Residential Care Managers are responsible for ensuring the overall health, wellbeing, and progress of each young person in their care. Managing a team of autism professionals, they lead, coach and mentor excellent practice and ensure that the provision of learning and care exceeds the quality standards as outlined by Ofsted/CQC 

Using your experience and knowledge of working within a special/complex needs environment including autism, combined with previous line management experience including performance management you will support others to deliver excellent outcomes for young people, enabling them to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.  Outlined below are some of the responsibilities:

  • Line manage, coach and mentor a team of Autism Practitioners
  • Ensure the use of autism-friendly strategies (Prior Approach) to provide learning & wellbeing support to young people.
  • Ensure regular contact is maintained with young people’s parents and key stakeholders.
  • Analyse data on Prior Insight (web-based database) to inform changes to approach/practice and monitor young people’s progress.
  • Plan and create the content of young people's individual and group timetables.
  • Monitor and manage overall young people’s attendance and engagement with community access.
  • Ensure Safeguarding procedures are followed keeping young people safe from risk of harm and/or abuse.
  • Manage staff performance including monthly check-in's, conduct, performance improvement, staff risk assessments and development plans.
  • Promote and encourage good team morale and motivation.

You will be expected to work two shifts per week (early or late) and three office days (9.00 – 17.00 or 8.00 – 16.00) per week to meet the needs of the service and young people  

Early shift is 7am to 4pm and the late shift is 2pm to 10pm.

To see all role responsibilities, please see the Learning & Wellbeing Manager job description.

We also have vacancies for Team Managers.

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Qualifications and experience

  • Level 5 Diploma in Health & Social Care Management or equivalent
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management or equivalent


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job.

  • 33 days annual leave, including Bank Holidays
  • Company pension (Combined 8% contributions – Employer 5%, Employee 3%)
  • Employee Recognition Schemes, including an annual staff awards programme and Long Service Awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to our full Flexible Benefits package including the option of dental insurance, private medical insurance, critical illness, increased life insurance, partner life insurance self-funded health cash plan and many others.

 Find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. A member of recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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All positions at Prior's Court are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.