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Company and Role Overview 

To champion the achievement of the Statement of Purpose's objectives, stepping in to support the Registered Manager whenever needed. Assume the role of deputy in the absence of the Registered Manager. Lead and guide staff to ensure the complete fulfilment of children and young people's needs. Interact directly with children and young individuals as appropriate, fostering meaningful connections. Take the lead in handling child protection concerns and addressing complaints effectively. Collaborate closely with fellow professionals to drive optimal outcomes for young people. Offer guidance and support to staff in alignment with rigorous Quality Standards. Champion equal entitlement for all young people to have their needs met equitably and justly. As the Deputy Manager, spearhead the advocacy for equal opportunities and boldly address any discriminatory behaviour or practices targeting young people or colleagues, regardless of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other perceived difference.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Ensuring each young person is assigned a dedicated key worker
  • Ensuring all staff members are briefed on each child's relevant plans and their corresponding responsibilities for execution
  • Maintaining precise written records for information tracking and facilitating regular monitoring and evaluation
  • Providing managerial oversight and guidance regarding staff duties and obligations
  • Taking charge of shift planning and ensuring smooth operations during duty hours
  • Effectively managing budgets and meticulously monitoring financial usage, including petty cash returns and staff attendance records
  • Addressing all administrative matters within the Home and delivering weekly management information reports
  • Assisting the Registered Manager in implementing all facets of the Statement of Purpose
  • Performing all other reasonable tasks as instructed by the Registered Manager


  • Diploma L3 Residential Childcare (or equivalent)
  • Secondary education with a good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Knowledge of CHR 2015 and the QS
  • Ability to motivate and enthuse staff
  • Knowledge of the Children Act and other relevant legislation
  • 12 months relevant supervisory experience

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