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Registered Manager - Children's Home

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

About the role

Are you an experienced Children’s Home Registered Manager looking for a new opportunity in a varied, challenging and rewarding position where you can support children and young people with complex needs?

You will be working in a five bedded residential unit housing young people with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and learning difficulties between the ages of 8-18. The team are committed to providing the best quality care for the young people that they look after and as such we are looking for a candidate who will share that passion and have a genuine motivation to achieve the best possible care and outcomes for young people. Our last two Ofsted inspections have rated our home as GOOD with the report highlighting family feedback about "fantastic staff that go above and beyond".  We have big ambitions to keep improving and we have a great team in place so we are looking for the right person to lead the next stage of that journey.  

We welcome the opportunity to speak to any interested candidates so please feel free to email: and they can agree a mutually agreeable time to call you

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.


What will you be doing?

As the Registered Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day management of the home remains compliant with Ofsted regulations and in line with the ethos of the home. You will be responsible for ensuring that the team provides a high standard of consistent care and service in accordance with legislation, central government guidance, regulations and standards, and the policies and procedures.

The role includes creating and progressing the team plan and ensuring robust auditing and quality assurance is in place. It requires strong leadership skills. You will be expected to recruit, supervise and appraise staff and create an empowering and learning environment. You will be expected to develop and maintain positive working relations with partner organisations in order to ensure that services and agencies work together effectively to assess risk and respond to identified need to safeguard children and to promote effective information sharing with partner agencies.

The role includes managing a budget, to ensure efficient and effective use of resources and effectively managing the maintenance and health and safety of the home to a good standard.

As a Registered Manager you will ensure that there is management support available for the team at all times 24/7, 365 days a year. We are looking to operate an on call system across our homes in the West of the county which means you will be on call, for both yours and one other home, 1 week in  every 4.

About you

You will be committed to and focussed on improving the outcomes for the children and young people living in the home and on developing their life opportunities and chances.

You lead by example, hold a level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a position relevant to the residential care of young people and a Level 5 qualification in leadership and management. To have an empathetic and compassionate nature are key attributes for this position.

You will have experience in working with children with ASD and learning difficulties and have previous experience in a role requiring supervision and management of care staff.

You will be able to demonstrate auditing, managing budgets and monitoring skills and have excellent knowledge of Children’s homes regulations and the social care common inspection framework.

Our benefits

We are committed to continuous improvement, building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce alongside promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

We really value our workforce and offer you a great benefits package including:

  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) and an additional 5 days, after 5 years
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Flexible and family working arrangements including enhanced maternity benefits
  • A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions
  • Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities

About us

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils; this provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish and evolve, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation. 

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