Head of Residential Childcare Services

St Elizabeth's
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
£51,439 - £56,252 per annum
Closing date
4 Sep 2022


£51,439 - £56,252 per annum


Do you have experience of leading and managing Residential Children’s Homes?

Are you experienced in Ofsted inspections and Children’s Home compliance and are seeking a new challenge?

About the role

After an exciting period of change at St Elizabeth’s, having recently dissolved our Children’s Home single registration across eight individually registered houses, we now have an opportunity for a co-Head of Residential Childcare Services to join our experienced team. You will work alongside the co-Head of Residential Child Care Services and as part of a collegiate leadership team to lead, develop and oversee four of the eight registered children’s homes, ensuring the highest standard of care across the service.

About You

This opportunity will allow you to use your existing knowledge and expertise in the management of Children’s Homes, to implement new ideas, support and develop our Registered Managers, ensure best practice and compliance with Ofsted regulations, whilst working alongside the co-head of Head of Residential Child Care Services and Senior Children’s Home Management Team to ensure a safe and professional environment for our staff, children and young people.

You’ll be working in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams across St Elizabeth’s, liaising with children and young people, families and our Senior Leadership Team, so well developed interpersonal skills are essential. We’re looking for someone who has experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities in a care setting as a Registered Manager (or similar). The successful candidate will be experienced in Ofsted inspections, compliance and regulations. You will also need to have a relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification in Residential Child Care or Health & Social Care (at least at Level 4 RMA).

Recognising and developing talent is key to us as an organisation, that’s why we will support the successful applicant to achieve their Level 5 in Leadership & Management qualification within their first few months at St Elizabeth’s.  

St Elizabeth’s

St Elizabeth’s is situated in 60 acres of Hertfordshire countryside between Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford. We support people with Epilepsy and other complex needs in our Children’s Homes, School, College, Residential Homes with Nursing and Day Centre.

Our Benefits

In addition to excellent staff training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • 20% uplift on your salary for working overtime on a Saturday & Sunday for allocated roles
  • Fully paid for DBS
  • Life assurance
  • Opportunity to pursue recognised qualifications of your own
  • Free on-site parking 
  • High street retail/leisure discounts
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Recommend a friend payment of £1000! (T&Cs apply)
  • Confidential employee assistance programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Comprehensive development plans designed for you
  • On-site accommodation from £200 per month for allocated roles
  • Subsidised staff transport service from Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Hertford and Ware

How can you find out more?

To apply, please submit an up to date CV on our website www.stelizabeths.org.uk. Please contact recruitment@stelizabeths.org.uk for more information regarding the role and the application process.

All offers are conditional and subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check. Please note we are not on a public transport route. Salary is dependent on the role, qualifications and experience.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis; therefore, we recommend that you apply sooner rather than later. We reserve the right to close this advert if we receive sufficient applications ahead of the deadline.

St Elizabeth’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. St Elizabeth’s is proud to be recognised as an Investor in People and to hold Disability Confident status. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from across the community.

Some of our positions involve regulated activity relevant to vulnerable children, adults and young people. It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group. Our vacancies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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