Registered Manager (12210)

Role: Registered Manager

Salary: Up to £49,400 per annum

Location: Kilburn, Derbyshire   

Contract/Hours: Permanent/Full Time - 37 hours per week


  • Basic annual leave of 29 days PLUS bank holidays
  • Up to 5 more days leave for continuous service PLUS the option to buy another 5 days every year!
  • Gain professional qualifications with excellent training, and development opportunities.
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages.
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution. Staff discount portal with your favourite brands.
  • Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers.

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:

We're thrilled to offer a unique opportunity for a Registered Manager to lead the launch and management of a brand new children's home based in Kilburn. As the Registered Manager, you'll play a crucial role in the development process, ensuring a solid foundation and securing OFSTED registration. You'll build and lead a dedicated team who'll be committed to achieving the highest aspirations for our young people.

As the Registered Manager, your role involves overseeing the day-to-day operations of the children's home. You'll be responsible for ensuring smooth functioning and maintaining a positive environment for both staff and young people. Your leadership will inspire and motivate the team to hold high aspirations for the young people in your care. By fostering a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, you'll contribute to their growth and development.

The home's care model is innovative and therapeutic. It's been carefully designed to provide compassionate care to our children. As part of your responsibilities, you'll implement this model and continuously explore ways to enhance outcomes for young people.

Our mission is to transform the lives of children and young people through passion, commitment and providing a solid foundation for their future.

How you'll help to create brighter futures 

Some key responsibilities of your role as a Registered Manager will be;

  • Establishing a new long stay children's home for children and young people with complex emotional needs including the recruitment and induction of a new staff team.
  • Providing high quality supportive 1:1 and reflective supervision to direct reports.
  • Promoting and delivering the highest standards of safeguarding practice utilising existing processes and best practice to create a safe positive work and service environment.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships and maintain channels of communication with colleagues, community organisations, partner agencies and other external agencies.
  • Developing and maintaining effective networks, relationships, partnerships, and contacts to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.

 Let's talk about you 

Whilst a management qualification Level 5 would be great, we are open to those with experience in a management role within a residential/social care setting and we have a development programme to support your professional development.

  • Experience in Management of a large team working towards an outcome.
  • Creating an inclusive service, in terms of meeting the needs of the children and establishing a workforce that further enables an inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the OFSTED requirements.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with children/young people with complex needs, who exhibit challenging and behavioural difficulties.
  • Experience of leading by example with the application of safeguarding practices and policies.

Good to know 

Application Process

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

Contact: Recruitment Partner Shannon Neander on 01923 36158 or shannon.neander@actionforchildren.org.uk if require any further information.

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.

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.

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

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Kilburn Residential
128 Chapel Street, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, DE56 0NT
  • Salary:
    £49,400 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Children Services
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    23 June 2024
  • Number of Roles:
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