Interim Deputy Manager – Children’s Residential Home

Interim Deputy Manager – Children’s Residential Home 150 150 tcl-admin
Interim Deputy Manager – Children’s Residential Home
Interim Position

Staffordshire TCL140622.2

Posted: 14th June 2022 16:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £35,000 per annum pro rata TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month until further notice, potentially recruit as permanent

  • Stafford,

    ST16 2DH

What's involved with this role:

Interim Deputy Manager – Children’s Residential Home

Job Ref: Staffordshire TCL140622.2

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Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received.

Please state pay expectation clearly on your CV

Candidates will be able to offer out of hours advice and work unsociable hours including weekends and bank holidays.

To assist the Registered Manager in the management of the home, including the staff, the budget, the resources and the welfare of the children and young people.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist the Registered Manager in ensuring that residential staff undertake their responsibilities in respect of the system for the control of admission and discharges.
  • Assist the Registered Manager in ensuring that reviews of children and young people are undertaken at the frequency agreed within child care plans and within statutory requirements.
  • Monitor the implementation of care plans in respect of all children in the establishment’s care and promote increased participation by children and young people and their parents.
  • Monitor and ensure that the use of “measures of control” are in accordance with the Central Government and Departmental Guidelines and Procedures.
  • Assist the Registered Manager in arranging for the induction of all care staff to the residential establishment and their responsibilities regarding procedural and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide professional supervision to an agreed number of staff in the establishment.
  • Liaise with other service providers and Assessment and Care Managers (e.g. family placement services for young people, adoption and resettlement), to encourage an effective partnership in the planning of care for children and young people.
  • Assist in the maintenance of appropriate records to provide accurate information relating to use of the accommodation, to inform longer term planning.
  • Assist the Registered Manager in ensuring that a programme of regular children’s meetings as arranged and that issues raised are brought to the attention of appropriate staff.
  • Assist the Registered Manager in providing out of hours advice to staff as appropriate.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Qualifications/Professional membership

  • DipSW, CQSW, NVQ 4 or equivalent.
  • Management qualification. L5


Experience & Knowledge:


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working with children and young people in residential or similar setting.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of working at a similar level in a residential setting.
  • Proven track record of leadership and direct management experience of supervision, development of staff.
  • Detailed knowledge of the regulatory framework, Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, New Quality Standards.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding and appreciation of the needs and experiences of children and young people and their families who are on the ‘edge of care’.
  • Awareness of relevant enquiries, reports, and research findings in relation to children in care/on edge of care and impact of application for service delivery.
  • Detailed knowledge of policies and procedures related to safeguarding and its application to Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.
  • Financial management experience including management and monitoring of staff resources and procurement of budgets.
  • Good understanding of performance management and performance monitoring system to collate, analyse and interpret data to inform and influence learning, practice and future service development.



  • An excellent communicator both verbal and written.
  • Proven leadership qualities and the ability to inspire and motivate staff.
  • High level of interpersonal skills including the ability to demonstrate effective working relationships both internally and externally to promote good outcomes for all young people utilising the service.
  • Evidence of ability to make sound judgements and risk management in relation to delivering and promoting residential care for children and young people.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet competing demands.
  • Outcomes orientated and high motivation and ability to work on own initiative with minimum management oversight.
  • Ability to prioritise work, meet objectives and maintain effective work system in line with the Management of Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.
  • ICT literate and conversant with a range of ICT systems.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Staffordshire TCL140622.2
Interim Deputy Manager – Children’s Residential Home
Client Category: Local Authority

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