About Condover College
We are a small independent specialist college and residential home in the heart of Shropshire. Our programmes support learners aged 18+ who have moderate to severe learning disabilities, profound and multiple learning difficulties and additional complex needs.
Condover College was founded by someone who simply wanted the best opportunities for his son. In 2004, Steve McGill’s son Matthew was studying at Condover Hall School in Shrewsbury, then run by the Royal National Institute for the Blind. When the RNIB announced the school was under threat of closure, Steve stepped in. He was on the board of governors at the time, and put in a bid to lease the site for an initial ten years. Though we started with just our educational centre and three residential schemes, we now have 12 residential schemes, Short Breaks at our Greenfields scheme and an Opportunities Programme that allow our learners to fulfil their greatest aspirations. We believe our success is due to putting our learners first, always aiming for excellence and remaining focused on meeting individual needs. This ethos is reflected in our business structure. We’re a charity exempt from registration under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act, so we’re not about making money for shareholders. We put everything back into the people we support. Sadly, our founder Steve passed away in 2014. Today we are still honouring his passion and commitment in providing the best possible care and opportunities for all.
What we offer
We invest in our staff and have an ethos of ‘growing our own’. We believe that when we combine your passion with our training and support, anything is possible. Key benefits: Competitive Salaries Flexible Working Options A Free Counselling Service Physiotherapy Gym Membership Full Induction and Ongoing Training and Development Staff Awards Enhanced Sickness Policy Defined Benefit Pension Scheme As an organisation, we are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants will undergo an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will be required to subscribe to the DBS update service.
Careers at Condover College
We take pride in having a diverse workforce; some people who join us have a wealth of experience and are well qualified – others are just embarking on their career in care. Experience is valued but so is ambition, a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm to share your own interests and skills with our young people. Please apply to our open jobs!