Homes Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/03/2019 23:59
£35,229 - £39,002
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
One of the Service’s Children’s Homes which are located around County Durham
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Closing date:
21 Mar
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services Looked After & Permanence Service
Homes Manager – full time - permanent
Grade 12 £35,229 - £39,002

Job Locations: One of the Service’s Children’s Homes which are located around County Durham

Durham County Council now have openings for enthusiastic individuals who have a good understanding of Residential work with children to join the Local Authority’s Residential Services as Homes Managers, managing one of our children’s homes. This is a unique opportunity for the right people to lead a team of staff to provide high quality care for children and young people and help them to achieve their potential.

The successful candidates will be good leaders who can make and maintain professional relationships with both children and adults. They will make sure that young people are at the centre of everything that happens in the home. We are looking for people who are excellent problem solvers and who can work collaboratively with others to ensure that young people receive the best possible service.

This post is predominantly office hours but candidates will need to be able to work flexibly when required to help manage the busy logistics of a children’s home. Duties will include the supervision, support and performance management of the staff team which will be upward of nine people. The Homes Manager will lead on the ongoing development of the home using feedback from young people and their families and other agencies and of monitoring all aspects of the home as required by the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015. The postholder will ensure that legislation is met in all areas which includes their own Registration as Homes Manager with Ofsted.

Required qualifications: A qualification in Social Care or related fields equal to or above NVQ Level 4 and a Diploma Level 4/5 in Management or with a commitment to undertaking this qualification when appointed.

Required experience: Recent substantial experience of working with young people and their families, with at least 1 year in a supervisory role. Experience of working in a residential setting.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact Louise Stephenson on 03000 263355 or via e-mail at

It is anticipated that Interviews will be held Week commencing 8th April 2019.

PLEASE NOTE : this post is not open to job share.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email:
In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

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This job is closed for applications.