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Our client is currently in the market for a Deputy Manager to come and join their busy team! The successful candidate will support and manage the staff to enable them to meet the needs of the children and young people, managing child protection concerns and complaints and participating in reviews to provide the best outcome for everyone.


  • Ensuring that each young person has an assigned primary worker and team member are aware of each child’s relevant plans and their responsibilities for its implementation.
  • Performing the role of "on-call manager" to provide out-of-hours support for the home, on a rotating basis
  • Attending childcare reviews and planning meetings to provide information and achieve optimal outcomes for young people
  • Maintaining accurate written records to record information and enable regular monitoring and evaluation to occur
  • Working in partnership with parents, caregivers, and other professionals to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people
  • Assisting with the recruitment and retention of staff, including induction training for new staff into the home
  • Providing consultation and informal advice and support to staff in relation to day-to-day matters
  • Conducting annual appraisals of staff, addressing issues concerning conduct and competence of staff where necessary
  • Ensuring that budgets and resources are allocated appropriately and managed effectively, and the use of finances is properly monitored, including petty cash returns and staff attendance records
  • Developing, in consultation with young people and staff, routines concerning all aspects of child care, creating schedules that fit best
  • Ensuring that there are appropriate and adequate reporting and recording systems in place to comply with Quality Standards


  • Knowledge of the Children Act and other relevant legislation
  • Diploma L3 Residential Childcare (or equivalent)
  • Willingness to complete Diploma L5 L&M in H&SC
  •  Knowledge of CHR 2015 and the QS

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