Vacancies at Rowden House, Herefordshire

Rowden House School – Senior Residential Manager (x2) – Ref SRM/RHS

We are seeking 2 experienced and committed care professionals to become Senior Residential Manager’s at Rowden House School. The School specialises in individualised care and education programmes for children and young people aged 8 to 19 years, with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

This is an ideal opportunity for those with drive and ambition to become a Registered Manager in the very near future as we will develop and mentor candidates into this role, as well as supporting candidates to complete their Level 5 qualification, if not already in receipt.

Successful candidates will effectively manage the care provision for their ‘wing’ for around 12 children. They will help manage the external and internal inspection process, leading on actions as appropriate. They will also model best practice and ensure all safeguarding commitments are met and evidenced. You should therefore have a relevant Level 3 Diploma, previous experience of working with young people with learning disabilities and autism, management level experience for at least 2 years, along with good knowledge of the role of the Quality Standards and current legislation in relation to children’s homes and a willingness to develop further knowledge in this area.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. The SENAD Group is dedicated to equality of opportunity in all areas of work, education and care. We are also committed to safeguarding those in our care – the successful candidate will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check, will be subject to thorough background checks and must be able to gain OFSTED registration in the future.

For further information, contact Emily Butler on 01885 488096 / email at

Rowden House School, Rowden, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS


Residential Support Workers (Days) Ref: RHS/RSWP

Rowden House School offers residential care and education for up to 28 pupils aged 11-19 years old with severe learning difficulties combined with difficult and complex behavioural patterns.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude who want to make a positive difference to young people’s lives. This varied role includes supporting them with their personal care and helping them to achieve in the school setting and during leisure time. You will enable them to take part in a range of activities both onsite and within the community.

No previous experience is required as full training is provided and you will be supported in gaining recognised qualifications in health and social care. It is however essential that your values and personal qualities reflect our high expectations and standards.

For those with restricted availability, we also have vacancies for Night Residential Support Workers and Relief Support Workers – please indicate on your application form your preferred position.

Due to our rural location, it is vital candidates have their own means of transport.

For more details and an application pack contact reception on 01885 488096 or email

Rowden House School, Rowden, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS.

The SENAD Group is dedicated to equality of opportunity in all areas of work, education and care. We are committed to safeguarding those in our care, all employees are required to obtain an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and follow safeguarding policy and practice.