We have a vacancy for a Workforce Planning Manager to join Prior’s Court workforce team to lead the rostering of our residential facilities.

Key information:
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 
Hours: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Job description: Workforce Planning Manager job description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 90 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our support team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. We are situated on 50 acres of parkland with various facilities including accommodation for our young people, a school with a wide range of facilities and offices.

The role of Workforce Planning Manager

We are looking for a Workforce Planning Manager to take accountability for the effective operational management of the e-rostering process for all our staffing needs across our residential homes.

You will lead the team, which rosters for our 16 residential homes, to delivery effective outcomes. Naturally, it is critical to ensure that the residentials homes have adequate staffing to cover our young people, whether that is via full time staff, variable/bank staff, seasonal staff or agency.

It is important to maintain an effective skill mix across the rota’s and tactically work with the homes to ensure that our young people are getting the support they need.

This role will work in collaboration with the residential homes to keep the rostering requirements as up-to date as possible while taking into consideration non-contact activities, such as annual leave, training, management meetings and light duties.

You will come from a rostering environment have knowledge of reporting and how to work with temporary agencies and third parties. While it would be helpful to have come from a care background – it is not essential.

Please read the full job description for further information.


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. Find out more about the benefits we offer. 

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the 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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t: 0161 237 8081

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All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. 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.