Deputy Manager Progression to Registered Manager

Are you an experienced Deputy Manager looking for your next career progression?


We are seeking an experienced children’s Residential Deputy Manager who is eager and ready to progress to a Registered Manager! The right candidate will have the opportunity to join this growing provider as they open up their third home in Ipswich, Suffolk.


The new home will be a registered 3 bed Emotional Behavioural Disorder and will see the new Registered Manager opening the home and completing the Ofsted Registration.


Progression Timeline:

£40,000 for months 2-3 will see you working as a Deputy manager across the current two homes, to ease you into working with a new provider.


£45,000 after 3 months you will move over to a Registered Manager position and begin the home’s Ofsted registration process.


£48,375 upon successful registration you will receive the final pay increase and the home will be ready to open.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • To manage a Residential Home and ensure the efficient operation of the service in accordance with the relevant legislation, procedures, policies and the Statement of Purpose for the home.
  • To produce a development plan for the service that ensures the delivery of high quality, clinically informed practice.
  • To support staff to achieve the highest standards of care for the residents.
  • To co-ordinate and monitor casework and administrative functions of the home and evaluate standards of performance.
  • To assist and supervise in the continual assessment of the needs of the children and young people and to identify and prepare specific development plans to ensure the most appropriate service provision.
  • To be involved in recruitment of staff including vetting, interviewing and inducting new employees.
  • To contribute to a comprehensive staff training and development programme to enable the service to have available all necessary skills and levels of expertise to meet the needs of the young people.
  • To contribute to the development of appropriate relationships with and between staff, young people and other stakeholders.


Person Specification:

  • Good organisation and leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate and influence others
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a team, working closely with colleagues and other agencies.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Able to work within the principles of the Children’s Act.
  • Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of Child Protection Issues and Procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of Children’s Homes procedures and relevant issues.
  • Ability to exercise authority.
  • Proven leadership and management abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbally and written.
  • Ability to produce reports.

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

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