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OFSTED Registered Children's Home Manager - job post

Heart & Home Living
Up to £70,000 a year - Full-time

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  • Up to £70,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 12 hour shift
  • Weekend availability
  • Day shift
  • Holidays



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  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring programme

Full job description

Job Description

Job: Residential Registered Manager

Reports to: Director

Salary Scale: Upto £70,000 pa within a generous performance related bonus scheme, progression through these salary scales is dependent upon experience, NVQ’s / QCF’s and continued development.

Nature of Post

The post holder will be based at one of our residential homes however, that they are employed by the organisation and may be required at some point to work at other appropriate homes. The young people in the care of the organisation will have a variety of difficulties for which they will need varying levels of support. In order to provide the required It is the responsibility of the manager to ensure the Home is staffed effectively and all shifts are appropriately covered and therefore they shall be required to work some weekends, evenings, and out of office hours to meet the needs of the services

At all times, the post holder is expected to conduct themselves professionally, to work within the current legislative framework and adhere to the Policies and Procedures.

Role and responsibilities:

Overall responsibilities:

1) To be a registered manager responsible for the maintenance of registration standards as laid down in the Children’s Home Regulations and Care Standards 2015 and as regulated by OFSTED

2) To ensure that services and support are provided in a person-centred way, using person centred approaches.

3) To contribute to the overall development and modernisation of services, and to ensure compliance with the aims and objectives of “valuing young people”.

4) To ensure the care and safety of staff and of service users when they are residing at the homes.

5) The day-to-day management and administration of the home in accordance with statutory regulations and company policies.

6) The promotion of an environment conducive to a high standard of care in which service users can participate, according to their capacity and wishes.

7) To be responsible for the recruitment of staff within the Home in conjunction with the Operations Director and Responsible Individual where appropriate

8) To be responsible for the supervision and appraisals of their staff time in line with regulation.

9) The Registered Manager will be responsible for liaising with other managers, operations manager and other working colleagues regarding the provision of the service for referred service users.

10) The Registered Manager will maintain a Statement of Purpose and ensure the home functions in line with the Statement of purpose.

11) The registered manager shall Contribute to individual staff development by way of their personal development plans, “in house" training programmes, and external training

12) Implement a shift rota system, ensuring the most effective use of staff to the benefit of smooth running of the establishment.

13) Promote and maintain a quality service in line with statutory requirements and Local Authority guidelines and ensure that all staff are familiar with and adhere to these requirements and guidelines.

14) Create and maintain an environment which has the capacity to respond to the service user’s individual needs.

15) Actively promote and maintain a close working partnership with parents/carers and other significant people in the lives of service users, in order to promote their best interests.

16) Ensure that staff are familiar with and adhere to care plans as agreed for service users.

17) Ensure that guidelines for the administration and safe keeping of Medication are made available to all members of staff and that these are adhered to.

18) Be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day management of the home and that the home is running to a financially viable level.

19) Ensure that the Home is maintained in good repair and liaise with appropriate personnel who have responsibility for carrying out such work.

20) Promote a positive image of the home by creating an environment which, as far as possible, destigmatises institutional care and creates a welcoming environment.

21) responsible for maintaining the homes budget and ensuring that budget boundaries are kept to; be aware of, and adhere to, relevant Financial Regulations; and ensure that financial records are kept, are up to date, and are available for inspection by authorised personnel.

22) Be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a suitable record keeping system which will be available for inspection as necessary by authorised personnel. Be responsible for the maintenance of such statutory records as may be legislatively required, e.g. accident book, fire equipment test log, etc

23) Provide on call support for the team when not based in the home

Other tasks

  • To maintain personal and professional development and participate in appropriate training activities to aid the development of your skillset
  • To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job.
  • To undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the post and/or as detailed in the Directorate’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • To provide suitable on-call arrangements on occasions when there are no managers on the premises.

JOB Specification



Qualifications and Experience


Minimum of 5 years residential experience 2 of which at a supervisory level in the last 5 years

4-year managerial experience in a residential home


QCF level 5 in leadership and management in children’s residential

Sound knowledge of governing legislation, procedures and best practice in caring for looked after children

Willingness to increase knowledge through ongoing training

Experience of managing residential EBD homes

Experience of working with CSE / CCE

Experience of working with Autism, Asperger and other mental health conditions

Evidence of managing GOOD or Outstanding homes (URN’s to be provided)


Ability to demonstrate self-awareness

Able to act calmly and purposefully in crisis situations

Evidence of a realistic appreciation of own strengths and weaknesses and commitment to self-development

Able to recognise own reactions and feelings in response to situations and to manage the effects of these on other people

Evidence of working in crisis situations and achieving resolution

Evidence of self-development and professional growth


Ability to display decisiveness

Able to facilitate others to work together effectively in a team

Apply to practice and practical supervision of staff

Awareness of the skills and processes involved in effectively chairing meetings and reviews

Direct experience of team leadership, facilitation and supervision

Evidence of developing the skills of a staff team

Evidence of building team moral and loyaloty

Thinking skills

Able to prioritise effectively across a range of demands

Able to create solutions in response to challenges whilst working within agreed parameters

Creative ability to solves problems in a solution focused way

Motivation, Energy and Drive

Providing services to young people who are seen to be in need

Achievement and outcome oriented

concerned with improving the service and maintaining high standards

Keen to identify and act on opportunities and use initiative. Positive outlook, showing determination and persistence in pursuing objectives

Able to motivate staff, maintain and develop individual and team

performance through sustained supervision and feedback

Evidence of achieving and developing a quality service

Planning, Organisation and Administration skills Able to manage own time and paperwork effectively to meet goals

Passionate about achieving positive outcomes for both the young person and service

Positive attitude to ensure the home is financially running well and viable as a going concern

Communication Skills

Able to communicate effectively and confidently conveying clear messages in writing or verbally

Able to liaise with managers and colleagues to support the service needs

Able to listen and pick up on messages from colleagues, staff and service users

To have a high standard of report writing skills

Building and maintaining effective working relationships

Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively and co-operatively with all professional colleagues and service users

Awareness of the skills and processes necessary to support in the leadership of a staff team

Evidence of providing individuals with confidence, inspiration, direction and guidance

Experience of formal presentations and chairing meetings


Full clean driving licence

Use of own vehicle

Be able to commute to Wellingborough within 60 minutes or relocate

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to £70,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • Day shift
  • Holidays

Supplemental pay types:

  • Performance bonus
  • Quarterly bonus


  • Registered OFSTED children's home Manager: 1 year (required)


  • Driving Licence (required)
  • NVQ Level 5 in Young People and Childcare (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: registered manager wellingborough

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