Registered Manager (6415)

Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne
Circa £37,000 - £38,900 + £700 on call rota 
Permanent, Full Time (working 37 hours per week)

Perks: Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal.

Closing Date 8th December 2021

Interviews will be held on 13th December 2021 

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The role

Do you have a strong background in children's residential care? Are you focused and passionate about changing the lives of children and young people for the better? We have a unique opportunity for an experienced registered manager to join our team in the North East. These are exciting, challenging and rewarding roles with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact. The role will be based in Gateshead.

Due to continuing expansion, Action for Children is in the process of developing its residential homes for children and young people who are looked after. This is an incredibly exciting time to join a dynamic leadership team in the North East contributing to an innovative UK wide programme. Our successful applicant will have a real opportunity to build a team who will improve the outcomes of children and young people by providing  trauma-informed, compassionate care for young people in a safe, stable and loving homes for them to live and thrive in. The successful candidate will bring with them their experience of working in ‘Good' or ‘Outstanding' Children's Homes.

As Registered Manager you will work with a range of professionals to ensure the children and young people you support develop to their full potential. You will lead, inspire and motivate your team to hold the highest aspirations for children and young people and will liaise closely with Ofsted to ensure regulatory compliance and excellence. We will actively support you in your role and provide you and your team with specialist training, development and supervision.

What makes this Registered Manager role different to other similar roles is that you will be working a standard 37 hour week, mainly from Monday to Friday. Our children's home in Gateshead will accommodate a maximum of 4 young people at any one time. In addition, the Registered Manager will rarely be required to work as part of the shift or to sleep-in, although an additional payment for any sleep-in duties will be made. The Registered Manager will be on call a minimum of one week in eight and also provide on call cover to cover sickness and annual leave when required, for which £700 per annum will be paid in addition to your basic salary

You will make a difference by:

- Demonstrating experience of supporting Young People to achieve positive outcomes.

- Working within a Therapeutic model of care that has been specifically designed to support staff in providing trauma-informed, compassionate care for young people in residential care.

- Being knowledgeable and responsible for the safeguarding of young people.

- Link working with young people (managing paperwork and files).

- Being knowledgeable and responsible for the safeguarding of young people.


What we need from you

 In this role, you'll contribute to our vision of ensuring safe and happy childhoods. To achieve that real change to vulnerable children, young people and families, there'll be certain qualities that you will have.

 We're ideally looking for someone who has:

- Level 5 qualification (e.g. Diploma in Leadership and management of Residential Childcare).

- Experience of working in a residential home for children.

- Experience of managing staff and volunteers.

- An understanding of attachment theory and impact of adverse childhood experiences on the development and behaviour of children and young people.


If you're interested in finding out more, click apply and visit our careers portal for more information

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.


If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Sam Richardson on 01923 361737 or Samantha.Richardson3@actionforchildren.org.uk.
We'll be happy to give you any support you require.


Application process: please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying. We also want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But, feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

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Working here is so much more than a job.

It's an investment of time to truly make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families across the UK.

You'll be working with those we support on the frontline, seeing the results of your work first-hand – so you can go home every day knowing that you've done something meaningful to help children and families who need it most.

Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and our ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we encourage applications from everyone.

We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.


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Ayton Villa
Galloping Green Road,, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, NE9 7XA
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