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Registered Manager - Children's Residential Homes

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Band F2, £44,428 - £50,512 per annum. This post includes 2 atypical payments for working an on-call rota.
Closing date
7 Aug 2024

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Job Type
Social Care – Children
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Job Details

We have an exceptional opportunity for a child focused and passionate Registered Manager in Solihull. 

Having secured significant funding from the DfE, we have been working tirelessly to create three fantastic and fully refurbished residential homes for Solihull children to live within their locality.  

Following the launch of our first two Children’s residential homes, we are excited to now be in a position to recruit to our third home. These “Gold standard’ homes, each no larger than three bed, will provide outstanding care to the children who live there.

Due to the nature and complexity of care being delivered to some of the children of our third home, we are looking for an experienced Ofsted Registered Manager. 

If you are looking for a new challenge and have an appetite to help create, design, and manage an amazing new residential service in Solihull we would love to hear from you. 

Within this unique opportunity, you will work closely with the Residential Operations Manager to shape our newly refurbished children’s homes and build a service that truly centres around the children and young people. 

We want to impart a strong culture of child focused practise, transparency, cooperation, and a real commitment to the young people we will care for. You will play a crucial role in building a team who are committed to our young people, ensuring they experience a safe environment, high quality care and the ‘magic of childhood’. In return, you will be supported by a leadership team who share these commitments and recognise the tools, high quality supervision and support you will need to bring this vision to life.  

You will have: 

  • OFSTED Registration as a Residential Care Manager, OR significant experience working in a residential children’s care home to secure OFSTED Registration as a Residential Care Manager within 6 months of appointment
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, including The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015  
  • An ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with a range of agencies
  • A solution-focussed approach
  • Tenacity and resilience.

In return, we offer our employees a great working environment, an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as generous staff benefits including staff discounts and access to the Local Government pension scheme.

If you are ready for your next challenge, join our supportive and nurturing team and be part of something really exciting; we would love to receive your application. You could make all the difference for our children and young people in Solihull. 

For further information about this excellent opportunity, please contact Chantelle Bevan, Residential Operations Manager – Childrens Homes, by email at  or phone 07787 889670.

To apply, please click on the link. Your application should be in your own words and reflect your own personal experiences.

To find out more about all the great benefits of working in Children’s Services at Solihull Council, please click here.

This role includes two atypical payments for working hours linked to on-call duties.

Whilst the closing date is Wednesday 7 August 2024, applications will be reviewed and interviews carried out at regular intervals during this recruitment window, therefore candidates are advised to submit their application as soon as possible. 

Please note – we reserve the right to close this job upon receiving sufficient interest.

This is an essential car user post as the demands of the job make it operationally essential and there is a contractual requirement to make a suitable vehicle available to ensure the requirements of the job can be carried out effectively.

Applicants must be able to drive, have a driving licence and be a car owner, however for disabled applicants, reasonable adjustments will be made where required.

This post is subject to Schedule 2 checks, including a DBS check and a pre-employment medical questionnaire. 

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
Council House
Manor Square
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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