Deputy Manager 

We have a great opportunity for someone who is interested in a new challenge.  We are looking for a deputy manager for a 5 bedded childrens home in the Worthing area.  The home is for children aged 8 to 18 with emotional and behavioural difficulties. 


We are looking for someone who can support the home manager in the running of the home and developing a team in the delivery of high-quality care that puts children first, someone who will support the home manager to lead a culture of lovin care so that the children experience the benefits of positive loving relationships which are long lasting, nurturing, and not institutionalised. 


The ideal candidate will have excellent organisation and interpersonal skills and has the ability to cope with and remain calm in challenging and demanding situations. 



We are looking for someone who:


  • Has good knowledge of Ofsted and relevant legislation, including Quality Standards

  • Has a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Care, or equivalent

  • Has a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a senior role within a childrens home, or is currently in a deputy manager role within a childrens home

  • Has integrity and good character



Your main responsibilities will be:


  • Assisting the registered manager in developing an adult team to ensure they have clear vision and goals

  • Assisting the registered manager in the day to day running of the home

  • To undertake the managerial role in the absence of the registered manager

  • To provide care in line with Childrens Homes Regulations including Quality Standards

  • To develop and maintain key relationships with children, adults, families and professionals

  • Report writing, auditing and monitoring

  • Safeguarding

  • To provide a child centred approach that includes equality, rights, inclusion and listening to the childrens wishes and feelings

  • To assist in developing and maintaining a positive environment which nurtures and rewards good practice

  • To provide adults with supervisions

  • To provide on call on a pro rata basis


We can offer:


  • A competitive salary of up to £32130.00

  • A rolling rota pattern.  Our rota pattern ensures consistency for the children and adult team.  The deputy role is flexible and includes both admin days and shift days. 

  • Overtime paid at time and a half

  • Bank holidays paid at an enhanced rate

  • Sleep in and on calls paid at an enhanced rate

  • An excellent training package and the opportunity to enrol on the Level 5 Leadership and management on completion of your probationary period

  • 28 days annual leave entitlement

  • High quality training, performance development, and support

  • A bonus for receiving a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating

  • Automatic enrolment workplace pension


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