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Deputy Manager - Young People

  • Location:

    Warminster, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

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  • Salary:

    Up to £24170 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams


We are currently recruiting for experiencedfull-time and permanent Deputy Managers to join a dynamic and fast paced Children's Residential home based in Wiltshire which supports children with emotional behavioural difficulties and very challenging behaviour within a residential setting. Homes are based in Warminster, Frome, Radstock and Salisbury.


The successful candidate will receive a salary of £24,170 per year including sleep in shifts. 175 average hours per month (not including sleep in shifts).

Must be willing to work 24hr sleep in shifts with non-contact time available for admin.

About the Organisation:

The organisation supports and educates children with emotional behavioural difficulties and very challenging behaviour within a residential setting. Secure placements are offered to young people aged 11-18 who display challenging and harmful behaviours. The welfare of the children in this care setting is paramount and the aim is to create a positive living environment, enabling these young people to achieve an independent and fulfilled life.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • To deputise for the Registered Manager and in their absence be responsible for the operation and management of the Residential Home.
  • Maintain the highest standards in the home at all times, by undertaking regular checks and managing team members.
  • To work as part of a team to holistically support the young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour.
  • Join the on-call rota.
  • Ensure that the Safeguarding Policy is followed at all times.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • It is an essential requirement that Deputy Managers hold a minimum NVQ Level 3 qualification in Residential Childcare or equivalent.
  • To be promoted to Registered Manager, you need to be actively studying for an NVQ Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management in Residential Care or relevant alternative and gain this qualification within 3 years of appointment.
  • A minimum of one year's experience of working at a Senior level in working with children and young people.
  • Experience within this sector is essential.
  • Excellent leadership/management skills.
  • Knowledge of the regulations.
  • Must be a car driver with a Full UK Driving Licence due to the rural location of the setting.
  • Must be over the age of 23 due to the age of the oldest young person at the setting.
  • Enhanced DBS Clearance.