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Deputy Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person  to work as Deputy Resource Manager (Disabilities) at our Centre in Burton upon Trent offering short term breaks for young people with learning disabilities.  This is an ideal opportunity for someone with managerial experience and of working with children & young people with a wide variety of specialised needs. This is a part time position of 18.5 hours and includes some weekend working.

The Deputy Resource Manager will undertake a lead role in supporting the Registered  Manager in ensuring that the Centres fulfil all the necessary requirements under the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.  Along with the Quality Standards for Children’s Homes 2015 and associated frameworks and legislation relevant to the improvements of outcomes for looked after children.

Our team

We currently have four registered children’s homes, comprising of:

  • 2 mainstream homes which are multi-function ‘hubs’ offering edge of care and in care services for adolescents
  • 2 homes providing specialist short break provisions for children and young people with disabilities.
  • 1 newly appointed 3 bedded home providing medium to long term support for young people age 11-17 years 

Main Responsibility

The Deputy Manager will fulfil all the necessary requirements under the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.  Along with the Quality Standards for Children’s Homes 2015 and associated frameworks and legislation relevant to the improvements of outcomes for looked after children

You must have a minimum of NVQ or QCF Level 3 in Caring for Children and Young People, and desirably NVQ L4 or QCF L5 in Management or reflect a commitment to undertake the qualification on appointment.

The Ideal Candidate

As a minimum we’ll need you to have:

  • Proven success as a Children’s Residential Home Manager
  • Experience supporting children and young people with Emotional Behavioural Difficulty
  • Great understanding of Children’s Home Regulations & Framework
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience working with partners across the sector
  • Willing to be part of an on-call rota

If you are experienced in children’s home management, passionate about supporting improved outcomes for adolescents, and are open and enthusiastic about establishing and implementing innovative practice, then we’d love to hear from you.

Or you can find out more information via our Children's Residential Services website or by calling Zou Mohammed on 07870 489514

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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