Join us as a Deputy Manager to lead our team at our exceptional children’s home. It’s a great opportunity to hone your leadership skills, assisting the Registered Manager with the home management, taking charge in their absence. Every day, you’ll help with operations, to supervise staff, handle admin and check casework records. You’ll also be directly involved in case conferences, reviews and planning. You will also be required to work shifts, including evenings and weekends.
To be our Deputy Manager, you’ll need a minimum of 2 years’ experience in residential childcare and have experience in a supervisory capacity. You must hold a Level 3 Diploma qualification in Residential Childcare (England) and also have held a full UK driving license for a minimum of 12 months.
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is desirable. If you do not hold this you will need to be willing to obtain this and we will provide the necessary support.
You should also be committed to child-centered practice, have proven administrative skills and a wealth of childcare knowledge. Resilient and good with people, you’ll have the judgement and confidence to make key decisions. You’ll need to be happy to work unsociable hours, be flexible to the needs of the home and work to a rota. In exchange you will receive a highly competitive salary, benefits and outstanding training package. We invest in your development and see this as a start to your career within our group.
The level of care and education provided must be of the highest quality, that’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, our children’s homes have a reputation for excellence. Through our inspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.
Our salary and benefits package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) and £1000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme. We also offer extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme. Witherslack covers DBS Enhanced check costs to all new employees.
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document
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