Homes Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
09/08/2020 23:59
£35,934 - £39,782 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
One of the Service’s Children’s Homes which are located around County Durham
Post Number:
CYPS/20/233, V6622, S004475
Closing date:
9 Aug
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services
Looked After Children - Resources

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/233

Post title: Homes Manager – full time - permanent

Salary: £35,934 - £39,782 per annum, Grade 12

Job Locations: One of the Service’s Children’s Homes which are located around County Durham

Durham County Council now have an opening for an enthusiastic individual who has a good understanding of Residential work with children to join the Local Authority’s Residential Services as a Homes Manager, managing one of our children’s homes. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to lead a team of staff to provide high quality care for children and young people and help them to achieve their potential.

The successful candidate will be a good leader who can make and maintain professional relationships with both children and adults. They will make sure that young people are at the centre of everything that happens in the home. We are looking for a person who can work collaboratively with others to ensure that young people receive the best possible service.

This post is predominantly office hours but the candidate will need to be able to work flexibly when required to help manage the busy logistics of a children’s home.

Duties will include the supervision, support and performance management of the staff team which will be upward of nine people. The Homes Manager will lead on the ongoing development of the home using feedback from young people and their families and other agencies and of monitoring all aspects of the home as required by the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015. The postholder will ensure that legislation is met in all areas which includes their own Registration as Homes Manager with Ofsted.

Required qualifications: Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent and 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.

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

For further information about the post please contact George Lisgo on 03000 262321 or email George.lisgo@durham.gov.uk.

It is anticipated that Interviews will be held week commencing 17th August 2020.

PLEASE NOTE : this post is not open to job share.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: hrCYPS@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.