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Childrens Homes | Management
Northampton, Northamptonshire
£34,176 - £35,361 per annum (Inclusive of on-call allowance)
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Job role: Deputy Home Manager

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Northampton, NN3

Salary: £34,176 - £35,361 per annum (Inclusive of on-call allowance) 

Homes2Inspire provide homes and services that are nurturing, warm and welcoming. Our caring staff teams are committed to providing safe, well-planned care to children and young people who have often faced real challenges in their early years.  

The Deputy Home Manager will work closely with the Home Manager to assist in the overall management and operation of the home. The role will include deputising for the Home Manager in their absence, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the home and ensuring quality and standards of care are upheld.  

The Deputy Home Manager must have experience of working with young people in a residential setting, we welcome experienced Senior Support Workers or Team Leaders who are looking for the next steps in their career as well as existing managers who are looking for a new role in a reputable company. 

What you’ll bring  

  • 2 years' experience working with young people in a Residential setting  
  • QCF Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification or equivalent (in line with Ofsted regulations) 
  • Ability to take increased levels of professional responsibility  
  • Understanding of compliance with legal and regulatory requirements of a children’s home  
  • Capabilities to identify own and others professional, care and training needs  
  • Resilience to be able to deal with challenging situations 
  • Positive role model – honesty and empathy are a must 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Capabilities to review and implement young person’s care plans and risk assessments 
  • Ability to form effective relationships with young people, their families (if appropriate) and external agencies 
  • Willing to work towards Diploma Level 5 Leadership & Management qualification with the view to become a Registered Manager in the future 

If you are passionate about helping young people and colleagues reach their full potential and have experience working with young people in a residential setting or transferrable experience in a similar role with young people, we would love to hear from you! Homes2Inspire are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 

What We Offer:   

  • The chance to have a meaningful impact on the lives of young people 
  • Continued professional development opportunities 
  • 28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays with increases with length of service (up to 33 days after 5 years’ service) and ability to purchase additional annual leave 
  • Awards & Recognition - From Long Service Awards to Non-Absence Awards, we recognise the hard work and effort our people put and ensure we reward where we can 
  • Medicash - claim back an annual cost of everyday healthcare, such as dental, optical treatment and specialist treatment for yourself and your family members 
  • Wellbeing Support - Employee Assistant Program (EAP) 24/7 access to support via phone, sms, whatsapp and live chat. 8 free counselling sessions/short-term solutions provided. There is also an internal health and wellbeing team who are on hand and available to provide professional help and support during difficult times 
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme where employees can earn a £500.00 bonus every time for referring the right candidate to us 
  • Shopping, Cinema and Holiday discounts – you can also sign up to the Blue Light discount card for £4.99 for 2 years to access additional online and retail savings 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – A cost-effective solution to getting new cycling equipment 
  • Subsidised days out and activities with our young people 
  • Meals included during shifts 

 Please note:  

  • All successful candidates will be subject to a vetting process in line with safer recruitment requirements. This includes right to work checks, Enhanced DBS Check for Children and Adults workforce (H2I will cover the cost of this check) and satisfactory reference checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.  
  • Shaw Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.  
  • We are not able to support visa sponsorship applications.  

Homes2Inspire is part of Shaw Trust and is the only Ofsted Top 10 residential childcare provider that is charity-owned, to learn more about us and information on all opportunities available, please visit or contact the careers team at or 01788 487057