Outcomes First Group is the leading provider of high quality education, care and fostering care services, supporting thousands of children, young people and adults across the UK every day.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable children, young people and adults to be happy and have access to excellent educational and personal development opportunities.

Together, we inspire trust, happiness and a real passion to accomplish this vision. That’s why we look for people who share our values and aspirations – dedicated and committed individuals who are focused on creating positive outcomes for the children, young people and adults in our care.

We know that the nature of our work can be both challenging and hugely rewarding, so we equip our teams with the skills and knowledge to feel confident in dealing with a wide range of situations, helping them understand how best to manage these experiences. Through ongoing support, training and development, we make sure our staff are well prepared and are given every opportunity to extend their abilities.

We offer great opportunities for all who want to develop a career within Outcomes First Group, and who also want to help children and young people build incredible futures. We pride ourselves on creating a workplace within our schools, homes, fostering agencies and central services offices, where every member of staff feels valued and respected, as well as being inspired and motivated to develop and succeed in their role.

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Working with our Fostering Services

Across the UK, we have an ever-growing number of registered offices. They provide the very best support and training services for our foster carers, making sure they have everything they need in order to look after each child and young person in our care.

We pride ourselves on creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and challenged to build on their existing skills and knowledge. We support people to grow and develop their career with us.

Each of our office locations is home to a friendly, professional and understanding support team made up of social workers, therapeutic teams, administrators and support workers. Our fostering services are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people, so it stands to reason that we need the best people to recruit, train and support our amazing foster carers, as well as providing essential business support.

Typical roles we recruit for:

– Office Administrators

– Support Workers

– Supervising Social Workers

– Team Managers

– Fostering Registered Managers

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Working with our Education Services

Our UK-wide residential and day schools are safe, nurturing environments in which children and young people with complex needs are able to get the most out of their abilities so they can learn and personally develop. We look for friendly, compassionate and resilient individuals who have the desire to learn and work in a supportive environment for those with special educational needs.

Each of our schools supports the learning and development of our students, with specialised staff and smaller class sizes than would usually be seen in mainstream education. All schools are very well resourced, each building their own unique culture, with every school offering integrated and wraparound care to our pupils, ensuring they have the right opportunities for positive outcomes in their lives beyond the classroom.

Typical roles we recruit for:

– Teaching Assistants

– Support Workers

– Teachers

– Assistant/Deputy Head Teachers

– Home Managers

– Head Teachers

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Working with our Residential Services

We’ve been delivering high-quality residential care placements for children, young people and adults since the turn of the century. We work in partnership with a range of authorities, agencies and organisations to ensure we meet the needs of everyone we care for, and help them move towards fulfilling and positive futures.

If you have the desire and passion to help and support a vulnerable child or young person to achieve their full potential, we’d love you to join our family. You’ll need to be reliable, enthusiastic and resilient, as well as compassionate, understanding and friendly with children and adults alike.

Typical roles we recruit for:

– Residential Support Workers

– Senior Care Workers

– Deputy Managers

– Registered Home Managers

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Working with our Support Services

Our Support Services – based in Bolton, Uxbridge and Alcester – support our frontline teams to deliver the highest quality care.

There are many teams that make up our central services, including human resources, finance, information technology, quality, compliance and marketing. We look for people who want to use their unique skills, whether within the education, care or fostering services or gained from elsewhere, to have a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people. By joining a team in our central services, you’ll enjoy a challenging and rewarding role in a fascinating sector.

We recruit for a range of roles and therefore accept applications from people of all career levels and abilities.

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • The Hub

The Hub, our communications and engagement portal, was designed with you in mind:

  • You can keep up to date with company news, wherever you work and when you want… on your own phone, tablet or laptop.
  • Our new wellbeing centre is your one-stop shop to help you live your best life.
  • eCards are recognition cards that you can use to recognise and celebrate your colleagues accomplishments
  • Youll be able to submit your questions and ideas to the Dear David suggestion scheme.
  • Our benefits programme, Employee Rewards, provides a huge range of unbeatable discounts and savings. Youll find amazing offers at your favourite high street stores and earn cashback when shopping online. You could even save on your annual gym membership!
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Clinical Placement and Work Experience

Our team provides clinical and wellbeing services to children and young people with autism and social, emotional and mental health needs. We work in residential care homes, schools, and regional fostering agencies in the four nations of the UK.

Were excited to offer a diverse range of work experience opportunities and supervised placements for students considering a career in psychology and related disciplines – including speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it hasnt been possible to provide work experience and supervised placements for some time. However, we hope that from October 2021, a limited number of work experience opportunities will be available in the childrens and young peoples service directorate.

If youd like to express an interest, please send an email to workexperience@ofgl.co.uk

Updates about our progress and the work experience we offer will be posted on the website, so please do visit regularly to make sure you dont miss out.

Many thank once again for your interest.

Dr Robina Shah, Director of Clinical and Wellbeing Services MBE DL CPsychol

Pre-Employment Checks

We’re committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people in our care. Read about our pre-employment checks so you understand what to expect if you’re offered a job.

Conditional offers of employment and pre-employment checks

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. If you apply to us, you must be willing to undergo Safer Recruitment screening appropriate to the role.

We’ll carry out a number of pre-employment checks on prospective employees in accordance with the recommendations set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and our Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Any offers of employment made after the interview will be conditional on the following: 

  • An identity check
  • Verification of your right to work in the UK
  • At least two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer, and references should cover a total of three years. All references must be verified over the phone
  • Verification of professional qualifications and professional status where required
  • An explanation of any gaps in employment history
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check appropriate to the role. This will include an enhanced DBS check and a barred list check for those engaged in regulated activity

Additional checks for roles in the Education division 

  • References are requested for education roles prior to interview
  • Overseas police check covering at least ten years for applicants who have worked or lived abroad. Its the responsibility of the candidate to obtain these police checks
  • Section 128 check for management roles
  • Teacher Prohibition Order check for all candidates working at an Education site

Additional checks in the Residential and Fostering division 

  • Confirmation of reason for leaving from previous employers where the applicant has worked with children or vulnerable adults
  • Overseas police check for applicants who have worked or lived abroad for over three months within the last ten years. Its the responsibility of the candidate to obtain these police checks

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and vulnerable people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We expect all employees to understand our Group Safeguarding Policy and undertake training. We’ll undertake recruitment checks throughout the recruitment process where permission has been given by candidates.

Visit our Careers Site

Pre-Employment Checks

We’re committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people in our care. Read about our pre-employment checks so you understand what to expect if you’re offered a job.

Conditional offers of employment and pre-employment checks

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. If you apply to us, you must be willing to undergo Safer Recruitment screening appropriate to the role.

We’ll carry out a number of pre-employment checks on prospective employees in accordance with the recommendations set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and our Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Any offers of employment made after the interview will be conditional on the following: 

  • An identity check
  • Verification of your right to work in the UK
  • At least two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer, and references should cover a total of three years. All references must be verified over the phone
  • Verification of professional qualifications and professional status where required
  • An explanation of any gaps in employment history
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check appropriate to the role. This will include an enhanced DBS check and a barred list check for those engaged in regulated activity

Additional checks for roles in the Education division 

  • References are requested for education roles prior to interview
  • Overseas police check covering at least ten years for applicants who have worked or lived abroad. Its the responsibility of the candidate to obtain these police checks
  • Section 128 check for management roles
  • Teacher Prohibition Order check for all candidates working at an Education site

Additional checks in the Residential and Fostering division 

  • Confirmation of reason for leaving from previous employers where the applicant has worked with children or vulnerable adults
  • Overseas police check for applicants who have worked or lived abroad for over three months within the last ten years. Its the responsibility of the candidate to obtain these police checks

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and vulnerable people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We expect all employees to understand our Group Safeguarding Policy and undertake training. We’ll undertake recruitment checks throughout the recruitment process where permission has been given by candidates.

Visit our Careers Site

Clinical Placement and Work Experience

Our team provides clinical and wellbeing services to children and young people with autism and social, emotional and mental health needs. We work in residential care homes, schools, and regional fostering agencies in the four nations of the UK.

Were excited to offer a diverse range of work experience opportunities and supervised placements for students considering a career in psychology and related disciplines – including speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it hasnt been possible to provide work experience and supervised placements for some time. However, we hope that from October 2021, a limited number of work experience opportunities will be available in the childrens and young peoples service directorate.

If youd like to express an interest, please send an email to workexperience@ofgl.co.uk

Updates about our progress and the work experience we offer will be posted on the website, so please do visit regularly to make sure you dont miss out.

Many thank once again for your interest.

Dr Robina Shah, Director of Clinical and Wellbeing Services MBE DL CPsychol

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