Regional Manager - Children's Services –London

Location: Head Office

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 17 October 2021

Salary: Salary £51,005 per annum

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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Regional Manager - Children's Services –London

London with  travel across the region

Salary £51,005 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Fixed term 12 months

About Us

Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.

As a leading charity for children and young people we do this by providing children’s homes, fostering, homes for care leavers and specialist support services, all designed for young people in care, on the edge of care, or leaving care. We support young people to grow positive relationships which give them the confidence to succeed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong.  We hope to attract applications 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.

About this Role

We have a number of established services across London. We are looking for the right person to join our senior operations management team to oversee and develop our diverse range of provision. As one of a team of regional managers you will lead on operational quality ensuring the delivery of highly effective services for children and young people. Working mainly across London and with some travel to The Midlands.

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Hold a professional qualification such as Social Work Degree / DipSW / CQSW or other level 4/5 qualification relevant to working with children and young people and/or recognised management/business qualification at level 4 or 5
  • Experience of successfully growing residential services from sourcing properties to successful delivery of new homes functioning to a high standard.
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of current developments and good practice in residential childcare
  • Have the skills, ambition and drive to grow and maintain excellent services that meet their financial targets.
  • Possess the leadership skills to build and lead a team of professional staff
  • Have extensive experience of managing complex and challenging behaviour
  • Be able to bring flexible and creative solutions to risk management

In return we offer:

  • Salary  £51,005  per annum.
  • Annual salary review based on performance.
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • Industry leading training programme including children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays.
  • 5% employer contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Travel expenses, Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
  • Discount shopping scheme.
  • Discretionary Funded Training Programs.
  • Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.

Recruitment Process

St Christopher’s is committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care including the principals of Safer Recruitment. 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 to assess your suitability to work with children and young people.

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 your start date.

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

Job Description & Person Specification

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

Closing Date: 17th October 2021

Interview Date: 28th October 2021

 

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