Registered Manager- Children's Home - New Opening

Location: West Bromwich

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 23 May 2021

Salary: Competitive salary

Specific Hours: 40 hours per week

Registered Manager- Children's Home - New Opening

Competitive Salary

40 hours per week Monday to Friday

Permanent

Great Barr, West Midlands

Are you a Registered or Deputy Manager looking for your next challenge?

We are offering an exciting opportunity to set up and open our second solo-placement Children’s Home in Great Barr. This role may be suitable for a current deputy manager.

As part of our strategy, we have developed our Hub and Spoke model which includes a "hub" four-bed children's home, with multiple one-bed "spokes" within the same area. Young people move between homes depending on the level of support they require.

We are now planning the opening of our second spoke home and we need an exceptional manager to get this exciting new venture up and running. We have high aspirations for our young people and need the best staff and managers to help our children to realise their potential.

About Us

St Christopher's is an established children’s charity that has provided care and support for vulnerable children and young people for 150 years.  Our focus and commitment is all about our children and young people. We provide fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative housing and support services across London, Essex, West Midlands and the Isle of Man.

We really care about children and young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do. We ask children and young people what they think and involve them in decision making, from helping to shape new services to interviewing new members of staff.  Our social pedagogic approach is our core philosophy of care.  Put simply this is a holistic approach for building positive relationships with children and young people to bring out their inner “diamond”.

If you want to find out more about the services we provide and the different projects we implemented during the last year check our Impact Report here.

For an informal discussion and further information about this opportunity, please contact Sonia Sullivan (07874858284).

About the Role

We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do and as the homes (registered) Manager; you will be a key player in building and extending this commitment.

You will recruit lead and support a team of 5, Deputy Manager,  and four Residential Workers, all committed to transforming lives and creating positive outcomes.  In addition we have an in house team of Therapists providing support to staff and young people within the home.

We have recently launched “St Christopher’s Academy” to ensure our staff is continually developing. We will support you to map out your career trajectory and help you achieve your professional ambitions. If you want to learn more about St Christopher’s Academy, please click here.

About You

  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare and, be either working towards or be prepared to complete Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare, within 3 years.
  • 2 years’ experience working in a role relevant to the residential care of Children, within the last 5 years.
  • At least one year experience of staff supervision and management responsibility within the care sector.
  • A passion for achieving the best possible outcomes for young people.
  • Excellent leadership and staff management abilities.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to deliver at least ‘good’ in the home’s Ofsted inspection.
  • Sound business awareness and a flair for promoting the service.
  • Flexibility, drive and resilience.

This role will involve some shift work plus some on call duties in the evening and at weekends. Applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS (police) checks.

What you should expect from us

  • Competitive salary
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
  • Industry Leading training programme including Young People’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health, Social Pedagogy
  • Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
  • Discount shopping scheme, to save money at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
  • Discretionary Funding Training Programs.
  • Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career through our newly launched “St Christopher’s Academy”

Recruitment Process

At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

Your online application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria stated in the Person Specification.

For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click here

For more information or assistance during the application process, please contact recruitment@stchris.org.uk

St Christopher’s Fellowship has a minimum age requirement of 21 for roles working directly with children and young people in our residential and semi-independent Homes.

We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong.  We hope to attract application from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.

 

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