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Registered Manager - Children's Homes

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

Job Introduction

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our Children’s Residential Service as a Registered Manager at a home for children and young people.

We are opening up 6 new homes which will provide a total of 12 beds for children/young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties aged 10-17 years. The homes will provide short to medium term placements. This role will require you to register with Ofsted.


 We provide high quality placements and dedicated support to children and young people to achieve and fulfil their potential.

All the homes have therapeutic input and support from a psychologist who helps managers in terms of matching and advise of how we can work positively work with the children and young people in our care.

You will be working as part of a service with experienced managers who are managing homes which are rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. These ratings reflect the passion and dedication the service has for children and young people who are cared by us.

We currently have five children’s homes, comprising of:

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


Main Responsibility

As the Registered Manager, you will

  • support the Residential Lead and lead a team of staff ensuring that children and young people are well cared for and are making progress.
  • be accountable for ensuring overall service delivery with responsibility for ensuring the home meets with the requirements.
  • be accountable to Ofsted through inspections. 
  • be required to supervise staff, complete audits, develop the workforce and most of all ensuring that the children and young people in your care is paramount.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll need to have:

  • proven success as a Children’s Residential Home Manager/Deputy Manager.
  • experience supporting children and young people with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties and complex needs.
  • understanding of the Children’s Home Regulations & Inspection Framework.
  • experience of managing a team/supervising staff.
  • experience of working with partners.
  • minimum Level 3 Health & Social Care Children & Young People or equivalent.  You will be required to complete the Level 5 in Leadership & management if not already achieved.

You will be required to be part of an on-call rota and depending on service need, you may be required to provide cover for our other homes.

If you are passionate about supporting improved outcomes for children and young people and are open and enthusiastic about establishing and implementing innovative practice, then we’d love to hear from you.

If you want to find out more about the role, please contact Residential Lead, Justine Bishop on 07800661929

For information, please be aware that there is currently an ongoing review to realign the job descriptions and ways of working of the wider team.

The recruitment for this position is ongoing and so we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

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 Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

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 Gold 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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