Homes Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/11/2021 23:59
Grade 13 £39,880 - £43,857
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
3 Nov
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services
Looked After Children
Residential Team

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/21/602

Post Title: Registered Homes Manager, Children’s Residential Homes

Salary: Grade 13 £39,880 - £43,857

Job Location: Sherburn Park House, County Durham

The Role
You will manage a long-established registered children’s home which provides short break care to children and young people with a disability, nestled in a small and welcoming village a short journey from Durham’s historic city centre. The registered manager is retiring after more than three decades of service, leaving a dedicated and skilled team and a very successful home.

You will lead the established team to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people who visit us, usually from their families, to enjoy a safe and fun-packed short break. You will place their voice, their health and their wellbeing at the centre of everything you and your team do.

You will join us at an exciting time as we expand our services, developing registered children’s homes across our beautiful county which can meet the individual needs of our children and young people, creating teams who we will actively invest in.

Our staff receive regular support and are skilled in trauma-informed approaches to work, helping to ensure that our children and young people enjoy their childhoods, developing through education and via meaningful relationships.

As a registered manager with Durham County Council, you can expect a thorough and supportive induction, a suite of training and professional development opportunities and the expectation that you will actively and positively contribute, not only to our five-year development plan, but to the lives of our wonderful children and their families.

Expectations of the post
The successful candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, and their application, as well as experience of Ofsted inspections. You should have an appreciation of the importance of evidence-based practice and research in relation to children and young people in our care.
You will play a pivotal role in the development and planning of the service, training of the team, and the delivery of an aspirational an innovative service, with a view to ensure continuous improvement and development.
You can demonstrate your proven people management skills within a residential setting, including experience of supervision, appraisal, training and development, HR practices and procedures and quality assurance tools. You will also demonstrate exceptional communications skills and the ability to support and develop the team.

The service places a necessary emphasis on supervision and the continuous professional development of the successful post holder and the wider team. We are committed to the development of our employees and offering creative and innovative training opportunities.
Skills and experience.

This role requires an enthusiastic, innovative and relational practitioner, who will provide a home and working environment where the needs and aspirations of our young people are of primary focus. Our teams will be enabled and empowered to deliver exceptional care and support.

We are looking for someone who:
• Puts children and young people at the centre of everything we do
• Is committed to exceptional service delivery
• Has proven leadership and management experience
• Has knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 and experience of regulatory inspections including Ofsted and Regulation 44
• Has knowledge of evidence-based practice and research in relation to looked after children and experience of regulatory inspections including Ofsted and Regulation 44

Your expertise should come with relevant professional qualifications including:
• Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or equivalent or have significant experience in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role and commit to attaining the Level 5 Diploma within 1 year of commencing in post

Further information on Children and Young People’s Services in County Durham can be accessed via:
Children's Services - Durham County Council Residential services for children and young people - Durham County Council

Our offer
We offer a comprehensive rewards and benefits package which includes a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days excluding banks holidays, contributory career average pension scheme, robust induction programme and ongoing training and development. We also offer additional benefits including access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme and a range of discounts including gym membership.

Is this the role for you?
This role requires a special person, if you think that’s you and you truly want to make a difference to our children and young people, make an application.

Removal, lodging and separation expenses will be available to the successful candidate if at the time of application for appointment their place of residence is outside the administrative area of County Durham and in excess of 30 miles in a straight line from the their new administrative centre, along with a number of other criteria for eligibility.

If you would like to find out more about the post please contact Steve Percival, Quality Assurance Manager on 07901 326259 or by e-mail to Steve.Percival@durham.gov.uk

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

It is anticipated that interviews will be held 10th November 2021.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 263154 or email PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

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.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.