Staffordshire County Council

Registered Manager

Stafford, Staffordshire
£44,863 - £46,845
20 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021
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Job title: Registered Manager

Location: The Firs, Stafford

Salary: Grade 11 plus 2 - £44,863 - £46,845

Contract type: Permanent | Full time |

Working pattern: 37 hours

It is a great time to join our Children’s Residential Service. As a Registered Manager at The Firs you’d be involved in setting up this new mainstream long stay children’s home, giving you the chance to really bring your experience and skills to make The Firs a success. It’s a great chance to come in at the start and really put your mark on how this home is set up.

It’s also good to know that you’ll be part of a collection of homes which are rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We know these ratings are down to the pride our teams take in the service they deliver so why not join them and be part of this fantastic team.

Our team

We currently have four registered children’s homes, comprising of:

- 2 mainstream homes which are multi-function ‘hubs’ offering edge of care and in care services for adolescents

- 2 homes providing specialist care for children and young people with disabilities.

We are opening The Firs in which Staffordshire will mirror the rationale of the successful North Yorkshire’s  ‘No Wrong Door’ model of provision.

No Wrong Door operates flexibly, bringing young people into the service quickly and supporting a slow transition out. A key non-negotiable of the programme uses residential care as a short-term intervention not a long-term solution and a significant indicator is that young people are always progressing to permanence within a family or community.

As Registered Manager it will be your job to support the Residential Lead and lead a team of staff, multi-agency professionals, and other support staff. You will be accountable for ensuring overall service delivery with responsibility for ensuring the home meets with the requirements of the Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards.

What you’ll bring

As a minimum we’ll need you to have:

  • Proven success as a Children’s Residential Home Manager
  • Experience supporting children and young people with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties
  • Great understanding of Children’s Home Regulations & Framework
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience working with partners across the sector
  • Minimum Level 3 Health & Social Care Children & Young People
  • Level 5 in Management or Registered Manager Award
  • Willing to be part of an on-call rota

If you are experienced in children’s home management, passionate about supporting improved outcomes for adolescents, and are open and enthusiastic about establishing and implementing innovative practice, then we’d love to hear from you.


Our benefits

Here’s just some of the benefits we have here at Staffordshire:

  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • An excellent local government pension scheme



  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

So, how do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button. If you do have technical issues please contact and the team will help you.

Closing date for applications: 31st October 

Interview date: Mid-late November

How can I find out more?

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: or telephone 07815826973.

Our recruitment process

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

How will we store your details?

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Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities. As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.  

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