Registered Manager (12374)

Role: Registered Manager

Salary: Up to £50,400 per annum plus £750 on Call allowance – (depending on experience and qualifications)

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week - Generally Monday to Friday with some flexibility to meet the needs of the service.  


  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

As Registered Manger this is your opportunity to advance your career by creating a highly professional setting that provides a warm, nurturing home environment for the young people to live in.

You will lead, inspire, and motivate your team to hold the highest aspirations for the young people, you will liaise closely with Ofsted to ensure regulatory compliance and excellence, whilst creating a safe environment'.

You'll be responsible for creating and maintaining the culture across the service working alongside an established experienced team providing high quality care towards transforming the young people's lives.

You and your staff will work closely with the young people's family, health, education, and social care partners, to provide them with high quality support.

We will actively support you in your role and provide you and your team with specialist training, development, and supervision.

About the service

Sycamore is a residential short breaks centre for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18 years, with severe, profound, or multiple learning and/or physical disabilities who may have complex health care needs.

Let's talk about you

  • You will bring substantial management experience in Residential  care, or equivalent experience.
  • Hold a NVQ Level or Diploma level 5 in Leadership and management in Residential Childrens services qualification which the registered provider (Action for Children) considers to be equivalent to level 5 Diploma or a willingness to work towards the level 5 with completion to be within 2 years.

Good to know 

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: For any further questions, please contact Erika Brinkman on 01923 361723 or erika.brinkman@actionforchildren.org.uk

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.

We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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66 Oxford Road, Banbury, UK, OX16 9AN
  • Salary:
    £50400 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Children Services
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    24 July 2024
  • Number of Roles:
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