Head of Care

Essential Criteria: Successful candidates are likely to have Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for children and Young Peoples services (or equivalent)

Location: Bristol

Contract Type: Full-time

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: Up to £60K

Head of Care

Position:              Head of Care

Location:             Westbury Park, Bristol

Salary:                  Up to £60K

Hours:                  40hrs per week


Aurora St. Christopher's

We are currently looking for a Head of Care in Westbury Park, Bristol where Aurora St Christopher’s children’s home supports children and young people aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex learning difficulties including Autism, physical and sensory needs.  Some young people also display behaviours that challenge those around them.

Key Responsibilities:

Ultimately; your role will be to provide leadership, managerial direction, guidance and support to ensure that all our staff are confident, competent and motivated in their roles through which we endeavour to ‘empower uniqueness’ in every child and young person that we support.

As the registered manager, you will be accountable to OFSTED for the standards set with in the home, but will have support from a team of house managers to help you deliver and maintain the high quality standards of care we expect at Aurora.  You will also have the support of the on-site school and clinical services including, psychology, OT, music, nursing and speech and language therapy.

Key to this role will be your ability to ensure the effective allocation of current resources and your ability to develop, attract and retain employees.

You will be driven to improve the outcomes of young people in the home, ensuring that the home continues to develop to a high quality service for all young people living there.


This is a great opportunity for an experienced child care leader to make a real difference to the lives of the children and young people.

Successful candidates are likely to have Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for children and Young Peoples services (or equivalent) and demonstrate: 

  • Proven experience as a children’s home manager
  • Good knowledge of working with children with learning and physical disabilities and/or Autism
  • Strong working knowledge of regulatory standards and legislation in particular the Children’s Home regulations
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and multitasking skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective supervision and leadership skills
  • Ability to promote a positive, solution based approach to challenging behaviour
  • The ability to drive change and challenge poor practices


If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information, please email Stephen.hughes@the-aurora-group.com

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer 

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