Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 25 September 2022
Interview date: TBA
For an informal discussion, please contact Teresa Lavelle-Hill, Head of Looked After Children Services on 01323 747197
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be Registered Manager of Lansdowne Secure Children’s Home. You will be highly motivated by the potential to transform young people’s lives through an outstanding quality of trauma informed residential and therapeutic care. You will have had experience of leading others to achieve that goal.
Just completing a major new extension and programme of refurbishment at Lansdowne Secure Unit, Lansdowne is part of the Secure Children’s Homes network in England and Wales; and one of only 6 homes that provide welfare only placements. Lansdowne is currently rated by Ofsted as good in all areas and is part of a wider Children’s Service in East Sussex that is rated as Outstanding.
We strive to make Lansdowne as homely and child centred as possible, with a focus on providing a therapeutic environment supported by a strong multidisciplinary team. You will be the Ofsted Registered Manager of the home and accountable for quality, standards, risk management, safeguarding and welfare of the 12 children we care for in line with the requirements of the regulatory frameworks.
To be successful in this key role, you will have significant children’s social care experience including management of a good residential setting. You will be joining a creative management team, dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for the children in our care, with direct responsibility for both the Secure Children’s Home and wider strategic developments, informed by current national policy and practice.
Progress your learning and training
At East Sussex we know that our staff are individuals with their own career goals. So we have created a clear career development pathway, known as Progress, which maps out all the different options and opportunities for enriching and developing individual careers. It enables staff to build on existing skills and develop new knowledge and it provides clarity around the requirements for pay and progression, social work registration and further accreditation.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
- relocation costs up to £8k, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles
- interest-free loan for rental deposit
- payment of your Social Work England registration fees
Join us now
In East Sussex what we do is high impact. We know we are making a difference because that’s what children and young people tell us and 95% of staff surveyed would recommend East Sussex as a good place to work. We’ve been awarded the following:
- Judged Outstanding by Ofsted July 2018
- Local Government Association Chronicle Awards for services to children and business transformation
- Silver Award for Best Social Work Employer at the Social Worker of the year Awards 2017
- Teaching Partnership status.
A wide range of benefits
In addition to a highly-competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits, including:
- Relocation costs of up to £8,000, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles
For all the details, take a look at our full range of Employee benefits | East Sussex County Council
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.