Waking Nights and Security Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/01/2021 23:59
Grade 12 £36,922 - £40,876
Secure unit allowance (£766.20 per annum pro rata)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
24 Jan
Further Information

Children and Young People's Service
Waking Nights and Security Manager
Grade 12 £36,922 - £40,876

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of young people in secure care? If you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.

Who we are:
Aycliffe Secure Centre is a state-of-the-art secure environment with first class facilities and rated Outstanding by OFSTED. Our philosophical approach is to provide exceptional parenting to our young people and see beyond their behaviour to go the extra mile.

Aycliffe Secure Centre cares for young people who are sentenced, remanded or cared for under a secure accommodation order as directed by the courts. They need support and intervention in a safe and caring environment, while working on rehabilitation, education and training in vocational and life skills.

Why choose us:
Working at Aycliffe Secure Centre is not just a job, it’s one of the most rewarding career choices you will make. Our work is challenging and physical but if you have the drive and dedication, resilience and passion then you will enjoy an exciting and stable career with us.

We offer a comprehensive induction for all new staff, excellent training and development opportunities, as well as safeguarding and Restrictive Physical Intervention training.

We offer regular one-to-one sessions to discuss and reflect on your work, access to our resident psychologist, as well as other specialist support. The centre is part of Durham County Council, therefore staff benefit from our Better Health at Work programme, a family-friendly policy, pension contributions, salary sacrifice schemes, leisure and culture concessions at council venues and a range of other discounts.

The Role
Responsibilities include working to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, implementing high quality care for young people with complex needs. The post holder will provide leadership to the team, alongside management tasks of supervision, appraisal, and timetabling.

Additionally, the post has a responsibility to oversee the centre’s security requirements and central Hub processes, as well as providing advice to senior management on such issues. There is also a requirement to develop and maintain with the support of colleagues all of the centre policies and procedures.

Useful information
You will work an average of 37 hours per week, with some normal office hours/working from home alongside a designated shift pattern between 9.00pm – 7.30am. There is also a requirement work some bank holidays, and on a weekend to provide management cover within the centre.

This role might not be for everyone, but if you’ve read the above and are still excited about this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

We’re making a difference - be part of it.

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 or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). 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.