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£45,000 - £50,000 (plus up to £10,000 bonus)
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We believe every child and young person has the right to a safe place to live where they are listened to, cared for and understood. Do you?  

If the answer’s yes, then your next career step could be working for us. We’re looking for an exceptional person to join us as the first Registered Children’s Home Manager for a new partnership between Homes2inspire Limited, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset County Council.  

Working in Somerset, you’ll be an inspirational role model for our young people and a person-centred leader able to train, progress and develop colleagues. You will have experience of working in an Ofsted registered provision and be confident working with people with challenging behaviours and complex needs.  

The role offers lots of scope for development and progression for the right person within this innovative and forward-thinking service.  

What we’ll offer you 

  • An opportunity to shape and develop our new and unique service within Somerset. 
  • An award-winning employee wellbeing support package from an employer with an over 80% employee engagement rating 
  • A salary of £45,000 - £50,000 per annum (depending on experience) and a potential £10,000 additional salary for delivering successful outcomes for children and the home 
  • A three-week comprehensive induction package to make you feel at home with our way of working and expectations 
  • Consultation and development opportunities to enable you to work confidently to support children and young people’s emotional and mental health. 
  • Opportunities to shadow and spend time with colleagues from across the partnership organisations to understand each other’s roles and share your knowledge and skills. 
  • Professional development training to progress internally into roles with Homes2Inspire, a national top ten residential children’s home provider, Somerset County Council or Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 
  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays  
  • Relocation package to support your move to Somerset (where applicable) 
  • Life assurance, extensive high street discounts and healthcare cash plan 

What you’ll bring 

  • An enthusiasm to work for a top ten residential children’s homes provider, Homes2Inspire, which is part of one of the UK’s largest charities, Shaw Trust.  
  • A willingness to work towards or current qualification in QCF level 5 in Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare 
  • At least two years recent experience working in a Registered Children’s Home setting in supervisory or management role. 
  • An understanding of the regulations and legislations which set the standards within a Children’s Home setting and experience working with Ofsted. 
  • The ability to work closely with Responsible Individual and key individuals within the strategic partnership. 
  • A full UK Driving Licence. 
  • An enhanced DBS will be required (funded by Homes 2 inspire) 

About the partnership 

Homes2inspire Limited, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset County Council have formed a unique partnership to offer homes and support for children and young people within Somerset who have experienced significant trauma and difficulties in their lives. We are creating a different sort of home and care for children and young people which offers them flexibility and support from a full range of people that can help them. This home is part of a wider service we are developing together including, more children’s homes, high needs foster carers, CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) intensive treatment houses and therapeutic education. Homes2inspire is a leading provider of Children’s Homes with 30 homes across the UK. Our teams strive for excellence for our children. 

The partnership is also able to offer wider support and clinical supervision with mental health and social work practitioners. Working as part of a diverse multi-disciplinary professional team offers you the opportunity to share and develop best practice. Being part of this wider team within the partnership will enable you to be part of a different way of making inspirational futures for children and young people. 

Candidate applications will be reviewed regularly, and we reserve the right to interview candidates before the advertised closing date of this role. 

Interviews will be scheduled every Monday via MS Teams. 

Due to our partnership with Somerset County Council, please be aware that personal information given by applicants may be shared with Somerset County Council at any stage of the recruitment process. 

Please Note all successful candidates will be subject to a vetting process, inclusive of a DBS check, Right to Work checks and references will be obtained. 

Homes2Inspire Ltd are proud to be a part of Shaw Trust Group, a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.