Registered Children's Home Manager


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£42,840 (plus up to £10,000 bonus)
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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 are a leading provider of Children’s Homes with 30 homes across the UK. Our teams strive for excellence ensuring our children and young people receive the quality of care they deserve and are ready for the next stages in their lives.    

This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to develop a new service within Somerset, including opening a new 3 bed home and having a key role in the training of staff. The successful candidate will be an inspirational role model for not only the young person but also staff and will hold previous experience working with challenging behaviours and complex needs. The individual will also possess experience working in an Ofsted registered provision and be confident in their knowledge and ability to manage a Registered Children’s Home.  

Some duties and responsibilities will include; managing the residential home on a day to day basis ensuring compliance in all relevant legislative and contractual requirements,  ensuring specific plans for the young person are met and carried out, ensure good decisions are made in order to support the child, demonstrate good child practices in one’s own direct work with children to role model for other staff and identifying resourcing needs and ongoing selection, training and development of staff to ensure service delivery is optimised. The successful candidate will also be part of the Manager on call and be available to support the homes as required. 

Essential Criteria 

  • The right candidate must have a QCF level 5 in Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare (or willingness to work towards) 
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience working in a Registered Children’s Home setting in supervisory role. 
  • Substantive experience in a Managerial role including supervisory experience.  
  • Thorough understanding of the regulations and legislations which set the standards within a Children’s Home setting  
  • Proven track record with Ofsted 
  • Ability to work closely with Responsible Individual and key individuals within the strategic partnership 
  • Full UK Driving Licence  
  • Enhanced DBS on the update service. 

 What we can offer you? 

Homes2inspire, Somerset County Council and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are committed to offering a comprehensive training package for all our staff in our homes. From when you start your employment you can expect high quality and comprehensive training and support. Our partnership is unique so in addition to your 3 week comprehensive initial induction training we will be offering training which reflects the breadth of knowledge you will need to look after our young people. These will include: 

  • 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 organisations to understand each other’s roles and share your knowledge and skills.  

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. 

Career development opportunities 

We will offer a wide range of opportunities for anyone working within the Partnership. As well as offering preferential opportunities to take up secondments and wider job opportunities within The Shaw Trust, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset County Council we are keen to develop people and offer a varied and attractive career pathway. Longer term we can help you to shape and develop your future career by offering:  

  • Professional development training with Homes2Inspire to allow Registered Home Managers to progress into Regional Manager positions 
  • Training as a social worker or another core professional with Somerset County Council or Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Access to wider training and development opportunities within all the partner organisations.  

Other benefits include 

  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays 
  • Relocation package (where applicable) 
  • Access to extensive Employee Assistance Programme and Wellbeing resources 
  • Life assurance 
  • Extensive high street discounts 
  • Healthcare cash plan 

For further information please visit our website

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.