Transition Home Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/12/2021 23:59
£39,880 - £43,857 Grade 13 plus a Transistion Home Allowance of 2.5%
2.5% of salary Transition Home Allowance
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Your usual place of work will be Aycliffe Secure Centre, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.
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Closing date:
19 Dec
Further Information

Transition Home Manager

Aycliffe is a state-of-the-art secure environment for young people aged between 10 and 18 who are sentenced, remanded or housed under a secure accommodation order directed by the courts. Our facilities and service are exceptional resulting in our retained ‘Outstanding’ rating with OFSTED in April of this year.

The future
We are about to open the doors on a cutting edge and first in the country, Transition Home so there couldn’t be a better time to be joining us if you are looking for a fantastic new career challenge.

Our Transition Home will support the resettlement of our young people back into the community after spending time with us in a secure environment. The overall aim of our Transition Home is to lessen the likelihood of the young person re-offending, reduce vulnerability and improve overall life chances.

The role:
We are looking for someone who can lead and influence others to deliver outstanding services to our young people and we know that this takes passion and dedication.

Accountability is key as you will be responsible for ensuring the relevant legislation, policies and procedures are always adhered to, this will require the coordination and monitoring of casework ensuring standards of performance are accomplished.

You will be a forward looking, strategic thinker able to take this project from concept to implementation, this will include the day-to-day management of the project itself ensuring key milestones are achieved as well as recruitment, on-boarding and development of your team.
Working collaboratively with our young people, families, carers and professionals will be so important in this role as we want to be sure that the outcomes achieved for our young people impact their longer-term success.

We offer a comprehensive four-week induction and shadowing programme for all new members of the team as well as excellent ongoing training and development opportunities. Alongside this, we provide dedicated one-to-one time to reflect upon workplace practice and facilitate access to specialist support when needed.

What you can expect:
• 26 days holidays per year increasing to 31 after five years continuous local government service
• Option to purchase up to 10 additional days annual leave per year through our salary sacrifice scheme
• Contributory career average salary pension scheme
• Trade Union membership
• Discounted gym membership
• Employee Assist Scheme

The standard working week is 37 hours, however, there will a requirement to cover in a Duty Manager capacity between the hours of 7am and 10pm, this will include bank holidays and weekends.

Why choose us
Here at Aycliffe, we strive to provide exceptional parenting to all our young people which requires a philosophical mindset that can look beyond the young person’s presenting attitude and background. If you would like to know more about our centre, please follow the link: www.durham.gov.uk/aycliffesecurecentre

Working with our young people has the potential to be one of the most rewarding career choices you will make. Our work is challenging and physical but if you have the drive, dedication, resilience, and passion to make a difference, this could be the role for you.

If you’d like to know more about the post, please contact Selwyn Morgans, Centre Manager on sewlwyn.morgans@durham.gov.uk or Stephen Cook, Senior Manager on stephen.cook@durham.gov.uk

Interviews will be held week commencing 17th January 2022.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.