Children's Home Lead Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 06/12/2023 22:59
£52,566 - £55,840 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
6 Dec
Further Information
This is an exciting opportunity for you to lead our children’s homes managers and be part of our journey to expand our residential provision for children in care in Newcastle. You will be innovative, creative and lead on the development of our residential provision.

You will support and provide management and leadership for the children’s homes to ensure children in care get the best possible outcomes, embedding our trauma informed care approaches in day to day practice.   You will ensure the homes comply with all the statutory requirements and regulations and support each home through the Ofsted inspection process.  

We are looking for someone who is an experienced, dynamic and motivated manager who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of children in care and their families. You will have an excellent understanding of the needs of children in care and the Children’s Home Regulations. 

You will lead a dedicated team of home managers providing opportunities to share good practice and promote a consistent approach to caring for our children in care.   You will motivate teams and individuals by providing clear direction, delegation and guidance whilst valuing the skills and experience of our children’s home teams. 

You will understand the need to work collaboratively to meet the sufficiency duty to provide a coherent and coordinated response to the demand for placements for children in care.

You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as collaboratively with key stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation. 

We will encourage you to be creative and progress your career and working with us you will receive:
• A dedicated 5-day induction
• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
• A range of flexible working options
• Access to Mindfulness sessions and other wellbeing initiatives
• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
• Access to home electronics and car leasing schemes
 As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your Northeast Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

Application closing date is 6th December 2023.  Interviews will take place on 14th or 15th December.  In the first instance this is a 2-year fixed term contract.
If you want to find out more about the role you can contact Liz Spaven, Corporate Parenting Service Manager on 0191 277 2430 or Janette Brown Placement Planning and Sufficiency Lead on 0191 211 6308.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.