Deputy Manager - Sittingbourne

Deputy Manager Opportunity for a Therapeutic Children's Residential Home Located in Sittingbourne Kent.

Are you a Senior Support worker looking to step up?

Are you a Deputy manager looking for a new challenge?

This is a perfect opportunity for a candidate that is seeking career progression.

  • First 3 months on the floor with the team and children
  • Second 3 months working directly with the Registered Manager
  • After the first 6 Months Development/progression to be the Future home manager of their current home or New home due to open

The Current Registered manager is committed to his team and leading them in the right direction.

The Candidate MUST hold NVQ Level 3 Children and young people or Residential Childcare.

Role Detail:

  • 40 hour Contract
  • Flexibility Monday to Sunday
  • No Sleep In's Required
  • £27,000 to £30,000 DOE
  • Willing to work towards NVQ level 5

Role Responsibilities:

  • To provide leadership and management of the home.
  • To maintain an in-depth knowledge of The Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards, the Children Act, other relevant legislation and guidance and company policy and procedure.
  • To safeguard and promote the wellbeing of the resident young people.
  • To manage a quality service aiming to achieve a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating.
  • To provide a therapeutic environment that promotes and supports children / young people’s recovery from their abusive and traumatic life experiences.
  • To represent the home to outside agencies and ensure compliance with the statutory requirements imposed by them and requirements of commissioners.
  • To work with the wider management team to contribute to the planning and development of the group and to provide management support to other areas of the service where required.
  • To maintain occupancy levels that are both commensurate with the business needs of the service and needs of the young people placed.

Personal Attributes

  • Enthusiastic, resilient and good with people.
  • Ability to inspire, develop, grow and lead exceptional teams.
  • Have good judgement about when to act to ensure the safety of others and to seek advice from others.
  • Ability to apply and maintain appropriate professional boundaries, standards and values in practice.
  • Self disciplined.
  • Self awareness and ability to reflect on own practice and that of others.
  • Child focused
  • Motivation/ desire to improve the lives of children and young people.
  • Psychologically minded- ability to look beyond behaviour and understand causes and meaning.
  • Ability to accept guidance and direction from senior managers

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £27,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

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

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