Deputy Manager (Residential Childcare)

£32,981 - £37,609 per annum
Closing date
21 Sep 2020

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Deputy Manager (Residential Childcare)


Hinckley, Leicestershire
£32,981 - £37,609 per annum


Our client is renowned for providing inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life-changing experiences and countless stories of success. 

The role
As Deputy Manager within one of their Children’s Homes, you will assist the Registered Manager and in their absence, be responsible for all administration and child care functions at the home.

Your responsibilities will include
You’ll assist the Registered Manager to promote good child care practice within the home, including:

  • Day to day supervision and guidance of staff regarding standards of care in line with the National Standards for Children’s Homes and the wider implications of group guidelines, procedures, instructions and policies eg. healthcare, children’s rights, child care law etc
  • Supervision of Key Workers
  • Ensuring that full and complete casework records for young people are maintained
  • Be directly involved in Case Conferences, Reviews and Planning Meetings 

You will also assist the Registered Manager in ensuring that:

  • All administrative tasks are performed accurately
  • All financial budgets are controlled and allocated in the home 
  • Identifying training needs
  • In service training
  • Staff meetings
  • Preparing working rotas
  • Induction and initial support of new staff
  • Selection of new staff members
  • Carrying out sleeping in duties as required
  • Performing the role of Designated Safeguarding Officer, acting as a source of advice on child protection matters and coordination action within the home

About you
We’re looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience in a residential child care setting
  • Experience of carrying out administrative duties
  • Diploma Level 3 Residential Child Care
  • A willingness and desire to pursue further training
  • An awareness of children’s needs and rights, Child Protection, the Quality Standards 2015 and Children’s Home Regulations is essential
  • Experience of working with adolescents (11+)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good Literacy and numerical skills
  • Willingness to sleep in and work anti-social hours
  • Due to the nature of this role a full UK Driving Licence and flexible working approach is essential.

In return our client offers:

  • £1,000 attendance allowance 
  • 5% Contributory Pension
  • Life insurance based on two times your annual base salary 
  • 35 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme and exceptional ongoing training
  • In addition to extensive benefits (including Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance)
  • Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. They are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

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Contact Us
  • The Engine House
  • Wharfebank Business Centre
  • Otley
  • LS21 3JP
  • United Kingdom
  • (0) 1943 467 766
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