Senior Team Lead - Children's Homes

Seashell Trust
£25,984 - £27,102 a year - Full-time

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  • £25,984 - £27,102 a year

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  • Full-time

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  • Day shift



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  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free flu jabs

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Senior Team Lead - Children’s Homes

Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £25,984 - £27,102 depending on experience (+ excellent benefits)

We are currently recruiting 2 x Senior Team Leaders to join our team within our Children's Residential Care Homes.

About Seashell Trust:

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 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.

About the Role of Senior Team Leader:

The successful Senior Team Leader leads the operational house team of Residential Support Workers to provide person centred care to children with learning disabilities, autism and complex health and social care needs. In addition, they will ensure staff have the resources and support to provide the level and quality of service required day to day, plus the ongoing development and continuous improvement of the service. As well as providing direct care and support, the Senior Team Leader is required to act as a Key Worker. As part of your role you will provide supervision and manage performance appraisal for all Residential Support Workers in the home and will also provide mentorship and coaching support on key operational tasks. Being visible and accessible to support is paramount.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience working within a similar setting.
  • Level 4/ Level 3 QCF/NVQ Health and Social Care or Level 3/Level 4 Children’s & Young People’s Workforce / or equivalent qualification.
  • Excellent knowledge of Ofsted Quality standards and Children’s Homes regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working with children and 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.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and children and young people.
  • The ability to record and communicate effectively with parents/staff/other professionals.
  • Flexible approach to work to work to work a day shift to meet with other operational staff.

Seashell Trust Benefits:

  • Up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service.
  • Accredited Sign Language training.
  • Support to complete an NVQ level 3 qualification relating to working in Health & Social Care along with additional personal/professional development opportunities.
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Events.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Paid DBS.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including; Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health.
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card.
  • Choice of pension scheme.

About Recruitment Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK. We provide care and education, for children and young people aged between 3-25 years, in our homes, at our school and college and through our short breaks’ services.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

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 Type: Full-time

Pay: £25,984.00-£27,102.00 per year


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

Work Location: In person