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Night Lead - Children's Homes

Seashell Trust
£30,862 - £31,858 a year - Permanent, Full-time



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  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme

Full job description

Night Lead – Children’s Homes

Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £30,862 – £31,858 depending on experience (plus excellent benefits)

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure
environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional
communication challenges from across the UK. We have 17 purpose-built home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years.

This opportunity is to support our children who are up to 18 years old. All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

Our new Night Lead will work closely alongside another Night Lead supporting the Service and will directly manage the shift leads/seniors and associated staff teams in promoting quality sleep for our young adults; and when awake a safe, caring, and purposeful learning environment that will assist them to achieve their fullest potential.

About you:

Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every day is rewarding in the role of a Night Lead. We’re looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation.

The ideal candidate for this role is likely to be an experienced, qualified Senior Support Worker with supervisory skills, or an experienced Night Manager looking for a new challenge.

Some information about the role:

  • Experience and understanding of disability, mental health and autism.
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care (CCYP) - Level 5 Health & Social Care or equivalent (preferred but not essential).
  • Good knowledge of CQC regulations and experience of implementing CQC Fundamental Quality Standards for Homes for young adults.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working with young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Strong experience of managing a staff team; supervising and completing appraisals with staff in a care setting.
  • Experience of disability, mental health and autism spectrum conditions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and children / young people notes.
  • Communicate effectively with parents/staff/other professionals.
  • Flexible approach to work to work to work a day shift to meet with other operational staff.

Just some of the benefits of working for Seashell…

  • Access to private healthcare.
  • Free, on-site parking.
  • Ongoing access to training courses & professional development.
  • Cycle to work scheme (with loan).
  • On-site gym, swimming pool & fitness classes.
  • Employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & access to free counselling.
  • Physiotherapy support.
  • Company pension scheme.

About recruitment at Seashell:

Please upload your CV to apply. As per our Safer Recruitment procedure, you will be required to complete a Seashell Application Form as part of our recruitment process.

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment procedure, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £30,862.00-£31,858.00 per year


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


  • Night shift

Application question(s):

  • Do you hold an NVQ Level 3 or 5 in Health and Social Care or equivalent?

Work Location: In person