Registered Manager - Edge of Care

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
Grade 13 £44,428 - £48,474
£2,500 temporary recruitment/retention allowance
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be a designated Children's Home in the Seaham area, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham
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Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information
Registered Manager, Edge of Care Service, Seaham Area

We have a fantastic opportunity to welcome you to be part of growing and innovative team. We are expanding our current Children’s Residential offer and will open a bespoke service primarily aimed to reduce the number of Looked After Children in County Durham.

You will join us at a really exciting time as we expand our residential provision, developing homes which meet the individual needs of young people, and creating teams who are invested in, well supported and skilled in trauma-based approaches to work alongside children and young people with a range of different needs.

The Role
As a Registered Manager, you will be integral to the development and delivery of our residential short-break offer, working with existing Durham County Council services in addition to the wider system to reduce the number of children becoming looked after.

You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Children’s Home. We are looking for a candidate who can successfully lead a team to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people, putting them at the centre of everything they do.

You will play a pivotal role in the development and planning of the service, training of the team, delivery of an aspirational and innovative service with a view to ensure continuous improvement and development.

The service will place significant 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
We are looking for someone who puts children and young people at the centre of everything we do and is committed to exceptional service delivery. You must have proven leadership and management experience.

You should have demonstrable knowledge of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 and experience of regulatory inspections including Ofsted and Regulation 44. You should have an excellent knowledge of evidence-based practice and research in relation to children in care.   

You will have proven people management skills within a residential setting including experience of supervision, appraisal, training and development, HR practices and procedures. Additionally, exceptional communications skills and the ability to support and develop the team. 

In addition, our Registered Manager should be an effective decision maker with the ability to review and implement changes when identified. 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. 

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 willingness to work towards this within 18 months from qualification enrolment in accordance with DCC guidelines 

Our offer
The salary range for Registered Managers is £44,428 - £48,474 (starting salary within the grade range will consider experience relevant to the post if required for external candidates).

Plus £2,500 temporary recruitment/retention allowance. Allowances are in relation to permanent appointments only.

We offer a comprehensive rewards and benefits package, you can find further details at: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefit

Is this the role for you?
If you would like to find out more about the post please contact Michael Burlison, Service Manager via email to Michael.Burlison@durham.gov.uk to arrange a discussion.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 8th December 2023.

Removal, lodging and separation expenses may 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 more than 30 miles in a straight line from their new administrative centre, along with several other criteria for eligibility.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services. As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.

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.