Children Home Deputy Manager

Stratford Upon Avon
£32,234 - £34,728 + 23% Enhancement.
26 Apr 2021
23 May 2021
Job Ref
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
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We are looking for a Deputy Manager for Warwickshire County Council’s first Children’s home.  Be part of something amazing!  Help us set up, shape, and lead our new children’s home along with the Registered Manager. 


As the Deputy Manager of our first children’s home, you will be responsible for assisting the Registered Manager in leading the home to achieve high standards and ensure that children receive the best care possible.

You will ensure that our homes are compliant with regulations and ensure best practice.  


Some of the key things we’re looking for:  We are looking for a confident leader, with a positive attitude, a willingness to get stuck in, and the determination to make our first home a success! 


We are looking for somebody who wants the very best for children and young people; making sure every child and young person has the best possible care experience, that they feel love and joy and are encouraged to take the lead in their own life; working with them to build a positive culture and ethos in the home, nurturing teams and responding effectively when things don’t go to plan.



Somebody who can create a comfortable, welcoming and child-friendly home environment that you would feel proud to live in; help to run our home and deliver creative programmes and experiences that create strong bonds between the team and the young people and that make everyone smile.



Somebody who believes in equality and that no one is better than anyone else – that children have the right to be treated respectfully as equals by the adults around them. Somebody who truly understands that care is a ‘doing word’ and that the change we want to make in our home relies on working ‘with, not doing to’, people.

Do you have: 


Minimum of 3 years’ experience of demonstrably effective work with children and families in a voluntary or professional setting, preferably in a residential children’s Home.   Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (or equivalent qualification). Full UK Driving Licence. Have you got the attributes we are looking for. Does this resonate? Are you a people person and want to work with others, build strong relationships with them and help children to thrive Are you reflective and restorative in your approach and always willing to learn.

This is a full-time role and will involve being on call every other week, working some nights, evenings, and weekends on a shift pattern alongside the team.  


Do you feel excited about being involved in setting up and co - running a new Children’s Home If you do, please look at the job description and apply today; let’s work together and make a difference to children’s lives. 


For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Additional information

For further information about the role please contact the Recruiting Manager; Tracy Avill Date: 23rd May 2021Interview Dates: 3rd June 2021

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application demonstrates that they meet the criteria for the post. This means the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, people with a disability and people from the LGBT+ Community.