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Deputy Residential Manager

Deputy Residential Manager 
Children's Home on Wandsworth Road, SW8
Salary: £50,000 to £56,000 Full Time + Pension + Travel   
Hours: Full-time, working flexibly, including evenings and weekends, and participation in the Managers’ on-call rota

Our client is looking for an experienced Deputy Manager or an exceptional Senior Support Worker / Senior Practitioner with a minimum of 4 years’ experience, to support the Registered Manager and Team of Practitioners in delivering outstanding services in their all-female therapeutic unit in SW8. A good communicator, you will be confident, forward-thinking, passionate and authentic. You possess applied knowledge of Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards. 

This organisation has a strong track record in providing excellent semi-independent provision to young women aged 16+, and in scoring outstandingly in local authority service reviews. They are currently transitioning to a Children’s Home and they are approaching the final stages of their registration with Ofsted. 

Whilst they have a stunning, modern, purpose-built home, their greatest asset is their people. They have a can-do culture that drives good engagement, strong collaboration, and continuous improvement. 

Do you have?

  • At least 4 years’ relevant experience in a Senior Practitioner or Deputy Manager role in a Children’s Home setting. 
  • Good working knowledge of Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards and how they should be met. 
  • Strong skills in report writing, risk assessing, care planning, and casework tracking. 
  • Practical knowledge of tools, techniques and resources that can be used to support young people in areas including: CSE, DV, EET, life and self-care skills. 
  • Passion matched with a commitment to making a difference to young people in care through kindness, collaboration, and creativity.
  • The Level 5 Managers’ Diploma. If you do not hold this qualification, then this employer will support you to achieve this within the timeframe set in the Children’s Homes Regulations.

Salary & Benefits
Ths CIC believes all staff should be paid well for work that delivers excellent services and changes the lives of young people in and leaving care.

As a result they offer:

  • Competitive Sector Salary (including options to flex working hours up or down) + Work Related Travel + Pension Contribution
  • Generous Annual Leave - 37 Days pro-rata, including Bank Holidays.
  • Wellbeing Budget (£25 per month for all staff to encourage self-care)
  • Monthly wellbeing time
  • Training and Support – online modules, group training and personal training budget
  • Line Management and Therapeutic 1:1 Supervision, and Therapeutic Group Supervision monthly
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Please note: Due to the setting and nature of this work, only women are eligible to apply for this role, under Section 7(2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

Apply by: 5pm Thursday 4th April 2024 
Interviews: From Monday 8th April  
Start date: From late April/early May

Application Process:

To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to complete your application for this position.


Inclusion and Equality 
Our client is committed to embedding inclusive practices, promoting equality and valuing diversity in all of their activities. They understand and acknowledge the positive benefits that this commitment will bring to the young people they support, their staff and their partner organisations.

They are striving to be an employer of choice for all and take measures to ensure that this organisation is attracting recruits from the most skilled and committed people regardless of their background. Whilst they can already be proud of some examples of excellent practice, they are not complacent and recognise that they can always do better.

Investor in People
This employer is an Investors in People accredited organisation. They value the importance of determining the right strategy, keeping everyone on board, enhancing their management practices and continuously evaluating what's working or needs further improvement.

They deliver services in an increasingly competitive, rapidly changing sector with limited resources.

For them, the effective development of their collective talents and career prospects is the only way that they can ensure sustained growth and competitive advantage.

No agencies please.

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