Residential Manager - Children's Home

Location Dartford
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Contact name: Sunnie Dhadwar-Lynch

Contact email:
Published: 14 days ago
Startdate: Immediate

​Registered Manager

Our client is looking to recruit a Registered Manager based in their 3/4 bed children’s home.

The Registered Manager will be part of the registration process and help establish and manage the home. The home is for young people aged 8 – 17 with Social, Emotional, Mental Health needs (SEMH) including those with mild Learning Disabilities (MLD).Our client is looking for a strong leader who can demonstrate successful previous achievements in an Ofsted rated Good or Outstanding children’s home. You will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations and ensuring the highest quality of care and support. Your experience will ideally come with the Level 5 in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) or equivalent or a full commitment to complete the qualification (financial support will be provided for this).

Duties will include:

·         Working closely with the leadership team to drive successful registration with Ofsted including significant input into recruitment, systems, and policies & procedures.

·         Manage and oversee daily operations of the home.

·         Provide leadership and supervision to your team.

·         Develop and implement high quality care plans and risk assessments to keep our children safe and happy.

·         Ensure compliance with Ofsted and Local Authority requirements.

Skills and experience:

·         Strong leadership abilities to effectively manage a team.

·         Excellent organisational skills to oversee daily operations and ensure smooth functioning of the home.

·         Knowledge of Ofsted regulations and safeguarding procedures.

·         Ability to supervise and train staff members, providing guidance and support as needed. Requirements:

·         Significant experience of working within a similar setting and managing ofsted inspections.

·         Have preferably already obtained the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or are committed to achieving the qualification (financial support will be provided).

·         Ideally hold a full UK driving license.

·         Passion and commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of young people.

·         Resilient and strong communicator.

·         Proactive approach with ideas for continual improvements in all areas.

£65k base salary plus up to 10k bonus based on realistic targets. A career path and development opportunities as the company grows. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS, pre-employment checks including references.