Staffordshire County Council

Senior Residential Worker

Expiring today

Stafford, Staffordshire
£29,174 - £33,486 per annum (which includes 2SCP for unsociable hours) plus sleep in allowance per n
01 Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022
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Job title: Senior Residential Worker


Salary: £29,174 - £33,486 per annum (which includes 2SCP for unsociable hours) plus sleep in allowance per night.


Location: The Firs, Stafford


Contract & Working pattern: Permanent | Full time | 1 x 37 hours per week


About The Firs


A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work in a brand new Children’s Home provision in Stafford. The Firs is a small residential home which will provide medium to long term residential support for up to 3 young people aged 11 – 18 years old. It will be a family centred environment that supports, nurtures and cares for young people giving them opportunities to learn, progress and explore new activities and ventures. This is an exciting opportunity for right person to join a new team to deliver a high-quality service.


The role


This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a proven track record of effective support and management practice working with children and young people.  You’ll need to work on your own initiative, manage a team of staff and can deal with demanding and challenging situations. Plus, you’ll also be a great communicator both face to face and with written communications.


What you’ll bring


You must have:


- A minimum of NVQ or QCF level 3 in Caring for Young People


Ideally it would be great if you have an NVQ/QCF Level 4 or above in Management or that you would be committed to doing this qualification with us once in post.


If you feel you have the skills and experience, we would love to hear from you.


Please note on occasion in residential care there is a need to only accept applicants from a particular protected characteristic. As per the exceptions under the Equality Act 2010 there is an occupational requirement for this role to be fulfilled by someone aged 22 years or over. The reason being that we are legally required to ensure that anyone appointed is at least 4 years older than our oldest resident. Therefore, we will only be able to progress applications from candidates aged 22 years or over. Details of the exception referred to can be found here Equality Act 2010 (


Our offer to you


Staffordshire County Council has one of the largest Children’s Services in England and is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted which offers great opportunities to progress your career here. We’re known for our supportive approach, and we want everyone here to have real purpose in their work and a good work life balance to have time to do the things they enjoy.


Our benefits


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


  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 8 bank holidays and 2 extra statutory days) depending on job role and length of service. That’s a minimum of 34 days annual leave. The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave per year 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 New benefits platform Vivup offering discounts and many lifestyle benefits via an app 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:  30 June 2022
Interview Date: ASAP after shortlisting


For more information about the role please contact: Adam Mills on 07970 268999 for an informal discussion




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?


By submitting your application form, you are giving your consent to the processing of your personal data in the ways described Here


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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