Regional Manager - Children's Services – Midlands
West Bromwich with travel across the region and occasional travel to London
37.5 hours per week
Due to the current Covid 19 situation, we will be willing to offer flexible working arrangements including remote home working.
Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.
As a leading charity for children and young people we do this by providing children’s homes, fostering, homes for care leavers and specialist support services, all designed for young people in care, on the edge of care, or leaving care. We support children and young people to grow positive relationships which give them the confidence to succeed.
About this Role
We have an ambitious growth programme for residential services in our Midlands region and we are now looking for the right person to drive this forward, as well as overseeing our established services in the region. As Regional Manager, you will be leading on all aspects of developing new Children’s Homes and other services from sourcing properties to delivering highly functioning new Homes.
The successful candidate will ideally:
- Hold a professional qualification such as Social Work Degree / DipSW / CQSW or other level 4/5 qualification relevant to working with children and young people and/or recognised management/business qualification at level 4 or 5
- Experience of successfully growing residential services from sourcing properties to successful delivery of new homes functioning to a high standard.
- Have demonstrable knowledge of current developments and good practice in residential childcare
- Have the skills, ambition and drive to grow and maintain excellent services that meet their financial targets.
- Possess the leadership skills to build and lead a team of professional staff
- Have extensive experience of managing complex and challenging behaviour
- Be able to bring flexible and creative solutions to risk management
In return we offer:
- Salary £50,500 per annum.
- A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
- Industry leading training programme including children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy.
- 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays.
- 5% employer contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
- BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
- Travel expenses, Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
- Discount shopping scheme.
- Discretionary Funded Training Programs.
- Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
St Christopher’s is committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care including the principals of Safer Recruitment. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements to assess your suitability to work with children and young people.
Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to your start date.
Your application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria given in the Person Specification.
For the full Job Description for this role and more detail about what will be required, please visit our website.
Closing Date: 8th November 2020
Interview Date: 17th November 2020
St Christopher’s Fellowship has a minimum age requirement of 21 for roles working directly with children and young people in our residential and semi-independent Homes.
St Christopher’s is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from people of diverse ethnicities, males and older candidates, who are currently under-represented within management grades.