Action for Children
Chepstow, Monmouthshire
£36,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Benefits: 29 days annual leave, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, funded training and development and much, much more!

Are you an ambitious Deputy Manager seeking your next step? Maybe you've been in your management role for a while and are now seeking your next challenge? Are you now ready to really make your mark with one of the UK's most important children's charities? Whatever your motivation, in this rare career development opportunity you'll be responsible for leading and managing the growth of a children's home near Chepstow, working collaboratively with the Local Authority and Health and Education partners.

Is this right for me?

Our home is a haven for young people between the age of 9 and 18 years old and is a wonderfully warm environment for them to flourish. We know just how important it is to replicate a family setting for those in our care and you'll be key in ensuring this happens.

You'll hold legal responsibility for the management and leadership of the home, setting the values, principles and ethos of the home in line with best practice and Action for Children policy. You'll decisively lead the delivery of high quality care that achieves positive and agreed outcomes for children and young people. You'll also lead on achieving outstanding or good ratings in external inspections, both obtaining and maintaining.

Are you ready to join our family? 

You'll bring: 

  • NVQ/QCF Level 5 in Health and Social care or equivalent
  • Level 5 Leadership & Management is desirable or be happy to work towards it
  • To demonstrate your ability to develop trust, rapport, influence and credibility with a staff team
  • Build multi-level relationships with all funding partners, external agencies and local authority commissioner
  • Ability to provide clear vision, strategies, direction and support to staff while working in a way which is central to the values and service ethos of our charity

You'll be:

  • An inspiring and experienced leader who's managed and developed their team
  • Competent and experienced working with children and young people who exhibit very challenging emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Supporting the delivery of outstanding care standards and achieving objectives to improve outcomes for children.
  • Familiar with Health and Safety legislation, along with RISCA (Wales) Act 2016 and the Social Service and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014
  • Knowledge and understanding of the, Care Inspectorate Wales in terms of regulations, requirements and safeguarding practices

Need to Know:

  • Work 9-5 or as required by the needs of the service
  • Flexibility to take part in the on-call Manager rota, approximately 1 week in every 2 months
  • Satisfactory fit person interview with Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)
  • Maintaining registration in line with the required bodies and ensure Action for Children are notified of any circumstances which could affect your registration status 

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.  

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 24th October. 

Action for Children reserves the right to close a role earlier than the closing date applied.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.  

In addition to our safeguarding responsibility, the successful applicant for this role will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Refreshed on: 16 October 2021
Closed date: 24 October 2021
Job ref: 5840
Tags: Management