We are working exclusively with an established residential provider, who is in need of a Regional Manager / Responsible Individual to lead on the setting up, opening and running of brand new children’s homes in the South West of England, along with project managing the development of the service. A fantastic opportunity for someone who is ready to grow an organisation, to continue providing quality outcomes for children and young people.
£60,000 - £65,000 (dependent on experience) + bonuses + share option
South West England
Actively contribute towards ensuring that the safety and welfare of children remains paramount.
Ensure that children’s homes, Registered Managers and children’s home staff operate in full accordance with all statutory and regulatory conditions, as well as all quality standards.
Be responsible for monitoring the development, control, coordination, and support of staff teams.
Co-ordinate, monitor, and facilitate the registration of children’s homes.
Understand, embrace, and promote the model of care, working with Registered Managers to ensure the model is embedded throughout all areas of the home in line with our values.
Provide regular, high-quality supervisions and annual performance appraisals to Registered Managers.
Support and monitor budgetary controls relating to the homes.
Ensure that Registered Managers maintain effective rotas and that staff on rota have sufficient skills, knowledge, and experience to keep the children safe from harm.
Work with Registered Managers and commissioning authorities in accessing the suitability of potential placements.
Support Registered Managers to ensure that care plans, and other relevant plans are in place and completed to a high standard.
Ensure that safety planning is robust, detailed, and accessible in collaboration with Registered Managers.
Have an active role in taking account of children and young people’s views, wishes and feelings, with a clear focus upon ensuring their individual best interests remain in focus.
Maintain a commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of care within the home.
Forge positive working relationships with commissioners towards understanding the needs of relevant authorities and being the “providers of choice” for residential children’s homes.
Have the ability to assess commercial opportunities and make clear business cases in line with good project management principles.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Experience at senior management level, opening and overseeing multiple children’s homes
Knowledge and understanding of expectations consistent with safeguarding and child protection.
Good relationships with local authorities
Ability to relate to/communicate with children and young people effectively, focusing upon an ability to maintain safe and positive relationships.
Understand legislative and regulatory frameworks, including Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards, as well as the Children Act 1989 (2004) and the Equality Act 2010.
Understand and demonstrate knowledge meeting the requirements of the Ofsted Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SCCIF).
Commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion.
Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload and time.
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (or equivalent)
Prince 2 Practitioner Qualification (or willingness to complete a Prince 2 Practitioner Qualification)
This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time to time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities.
Reference ID: 547904
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