Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Deputy Manager - Childrens Residential Home

We are seeking a Children's Home Deputy Manager to become part of a dynamic team for a Warwickshire local authority, working at their newly established Children's Home in Stratford Upon Avon.

As a Children's Home Deputy Manager, you'll be instrumental in ensuring that the children and young people in your care experience childhood to its fullest.

We're looking for someone who is committed to providing an environment filled with joy, laughter, friendship, and discovery.

Your leadership will drive our shared ambition to give these children the childhood experiences they deserve, experiences that will shape their futures positively.

Salary: £36,648.00 to £39,186.00 per annum plus allowances
Contractual hours: Full time working 37 hours, rota based
Region: Stratford-on-Avon

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to the Statement of Purpose and Function of the home, updating relevant documentation as required.

  • Provide effective leadership to support the staff team in delivering person-centered childcare, striving for the best outcomes for each young person.

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and implementation of relevant legislation and regulations governing Children's Homes.

  • Ensure compliance with Warwickshire Local Authority Safeguarding Policy and procedures.

  • Collaborate closely with team members and other professionals to provide cohesive care.

  • Maintain open communication with Local Authority Social Workers regarding significant events and incidents.

  • Provide a sensitive residential service tailored to meet the individual needs of each young person.

  • Oversee administrative tasks essential for the home's effective operation.

  • Support staff performance and development through regular reviews and appraisals.

  • Participate in the on-call duty system effectively.

  • Complete required training within specified timeframes and maintain up-to-date training records.

  • Fulfill additional duties as assigned by management.


  • Relevant Minimum of 3 years' experience of demonstrably effective work with children and families in a voluntary or professional setting, preferably in a residential children's Home

  • A Relevant Child and family qualification Level 3 with evidence of substantial experience as a family support worker OR a NVQ Level Four or equivalent qualification in a relevant Child & Family subject or commitment to undertake the QCF qualification within 6 months of being in post.

  • Level of expertise in an area of children, family and parenting, gained through qualification or substantial work experience.

  • An understanding of family dynamics and child development


  • The opportunity to care for Warwickshire's own children.

  • Joining an authority with a 'Good' Ofsted rating.

  • Competitive compensation.

  • Comprehensive training and support.

  • Funded QCF qualification.

  • Career progression pathway, including a level 5 qualification.

  • Access to an employment assistance program, including counselling and support.

  • Option to join the council's pension scheme.

Please contact Kat at Service Care Solutions on 01772208964 or send your CV to if you would like to apply.

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.