About the role
A brilliant opportunity for a Registered Homes Manager is now available at our three bedded children’s residential home in Eastbourne for young people aged between 8 and 18 years old. If you hold a QCF Level 5 in residential care (or are prepared to work towards), plus have significant experience working with children and young people in a residential care setting, this role could be for you.
There is also the requirement to set up and open a solo only provision to provide care for one young person who cannot be placed within a group setting. The Registered Manager will be required to register the new provision with Ofsted, recruit a staff team and set up all relevant systems required to safeguard the child within the community.
The ideal candidate will have the drive, enthusiasm, and determination to improve the lives of the children residing at the home. You will have extensive residential experience to understand the needs of the children within the home’s setting at a managerial level and a good understanding of Children’s Home Regulations and quality standards. Offering excellent leadership to your committed team you will enable each child to reach their full potential whilst giving them positive experiences both socially and educationally, by implementing robust individual care plans and risk assessments. As an effective leader you will also be an excellent communicator, confidently working in partnership with a range of stakeholders, including Social Workers, Operational Managers, health and education professionals and corporate parents. This challenging role will also require resilience and excellent self-awareness as you’ll be required to manage and support staff with children who have difficult behaviours and complex emotional needs.
The successful applicant will need to apply to Ofsted for a fit person registration which demands an interview by our Ofsted inspector.
If you think you possess the above skills, we want to hear from you. To apply for this role either click the 'Apply Here' button to complete your application setting out how you meet the essential criteria in the job description/person specification attached to this advert.
Interviews will be carried out in person on Monday 04 October 2023.
For an informal discussion please contact Nicola Scott:
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
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.