Deputy Manager

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Job Description

Location: Hinckley

Join us as a Deputy Manager to lead our team at our brand new children’s home. Witherslack Group are Ofsted’s highest-rated children’s home provider, with 55% of our homes assessed as ‘Outstanding’. We are about to open a new 3-bed home in Hinckley and we’re looking to recruit a team who will make a huge difference to our young people’s lives.

This is a great opportunity to hone your leadership skills, assisting the Registered Manager with the home management, taking charge in their absence. Every day, you’ll help with operations, to supervise staff, handle admin and check casework records. You’ll also be directly involved in case conferences, reviews and planning. You will also be required to work shifts, including evenings and weekends.

About you

To be our Deputy Manager, you’ll need a minimum of 2 years’ experience in residential childcare and have experience in a supervisory capacity. You must hold a Level 3 Diploma qualification in Residential Childcare (England) and also have held a full UK driving license for a minimum of 12 months.

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is desirable. If you do not hold this you will need to be willing to obtain this and we will provide the necessary support.

You should also be committed to child-centered practice, have proven administrative skills and a wealth of childcare knowledge. Resilient and good with people, you’ll have the judgement and confidence to make key decisions. You’ll need to be happy to work unsociable hours, be flexible to the needs of the home and work to a rota. In exchange you will receive a highly competitive salary, benefits and outstanding training package. We invest in your development and see this as a start to your career within our group.

About us

Witherslack Group are the UK’s number 1 children’s home provider, as judged by Ofsted (our sector regulator). We are driven to provide the very best care and education for children and young people with complex, challenging needs. We have high staff-to-child ratios and in-house clinical teams, all contributing to our reputation for excellence and enhancing life opportunities.

Are you looking for a way to grow your career in care? At Witherslack Group we support and develop our staff to build careers with us and progress into roles that can earn upwards of £50,000.

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Our salary and benefits package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) and £1000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme. We also offer extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme. Witherslack covers DBS Enhanced check costs to all new employees.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document

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