Deputy Manager

We are working with a fantastic client that deliver residential child care services in the beautiful seaside town of Deal in Kent that teach, develop, and look after children and young people aged between 7 and 18 years.


They are a family owned business who have developed a brand recognised and respected for delivering high quality services in all our homes. They have grown steadily and are excited to now be looking for a committed individual with recent, relevant experience to join our team as a Deputy Manager, covering two of their homes.


As Deputy Manager you will need to have good knowledge and experience of the law and practice relating to children in care and have strong operational skills to manage the work efficiently and effectively as well as the expertise required to ensure homes are run on a sound financial and practical basis.


You will have a recognised social care or professional qualification relevant to working with children to at least diploma 3 Children’s and Young People’s Workforce (or equivalent) as well as at least two years’ experience relevant to residential care within the last five. You will also need to demonstrate your experience of supervising and managing professional staff.


If successful, you will be required to work 37.5 hours per week (comprised of 3 paperwork shifts and two late, sleep-in shifts per week). We also operate an on-call rota which the Deputy Manager will be expected to take part in.


Salary is based on an hourly rate and fixed payments for two sleep-in and two on-call shifts per week.


Specific Requirements

  • A level 3 qualification related to working with children
  • Willingness to undertake further training and development to enhance our service delivery
  • 2 years relevant experience (gained within the last 5 years)
  • A demonstrable high level of performance in record keeping and organisational experience
  • A well-rounded understanding of the social, cultural, physical and emotional needs of children and young people, particularly those with challenging behaviour
  • The ability to motivate young people through social and leisure activities towards developing personal and social skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and objectively in a sometimes-pressured environment
  • Ability to manage and supervise staff
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to participate in the on-call rota system
  • Be able to identify your own training and personal development needs.
  • Due to current Ofsted regulations, all applicants must be a minimum of 21 years old

Established since 2015 Meditemp have been specialising in healthcare staffing nationwide within both the NHS and private sector.

For more information or to apply please contact Meditemp on 01233 632148 or email:

Meditemp is acting as an employment agency on behalf of our client in relation to this vacancy.

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