As a Registered Manager you will manage the day to day operations of the disabled children’s short breaks centre, including residential overnight accommodation, to ensure that individual and collective children’s needs are met in accordance with the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards. You will also be required to lead and manage a team providing appropriate guidance, support, supervision and training in order to maintain a highly motivated and competent workforce.
You must have up to date and extensive knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance, Ofsted regulations and Quality Standards and Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, together with extensive experience of working in a residential setting.
Experience in managing budgets is essential. You should also hold a full driving licence.
You should have a NVQ Level 4 in Child Care or equivalent, a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare and extensive management experience in a provision which supports disabled children and their families
You will be expected to be part of an on-call rota and available to work evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
In return you will be offered excellent support and training opportunities, including generous staff benefits.
- NVQ Level 4 in Child Care or equivalent.
- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare
- GCSE in Maths and English at Grade 5-9, or equivalent
- To meet and maintain registration requirements as Registered Manager with Ofsted.
- Enhanced DBS
- At least 4 years management experience in a provision which supports disabled children and their families.
- Minimum of 4 years’ experience of direct working within a children's residential setting.
- Experience of managing budgets and financial systems effectively.
- Demonstrable experience of effectively leading staff teams and line management experience, including the recruitment and selection of staff, and performance management.
- Experience of developing partnership working with other professionals, liaising with other service providers and outside partner agencies including Ofsted.
- Able to demonstrate knowledge and/or experience of equalities and diversity issues.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- Assisted car purchase scheme
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call David Ballard, Interim Registered Manager on 01634 337099 or Vanessa White, Head of Provider Services on 01634 331434.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.
How to apply
Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS
If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.