Director of Operations

Director of Operations - (London / Essex) Children’s & Young People Services - Heading up the Children’s Residential side. 

Meditemp are looking for an ambitious leader with significant experience within a senior management role along with full working knowledge of the Children’s Homes Regulations. 

They also need to have a proven track record of providing holistic models to deliver complete services for children and young people through the use of bespoke care packages to provide the best quality outcomes. As well as highly trained and dedicated staff team are ambitious to be positive role models through their professionalism and care to allow the young people to reach their full potentials and achieve the quality of life of which they deserve.


*Please note this role can be home based with the requirement of regional travel*


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide highly effective leadership across the whole service including children’s homes with particular responsibility for semi-independent living accommodations, the independent fostering agency and children’s homes linked to those services to ensure a high quality of care is provided
  • Develop and maintain customer and account management relationships promoting the residential children’s homes and semi-independent living accommodations with external stakeholders to maximise business opportunities
  • Support geographically dispersed sites to deliver/exceed contractual performance objectives and maintain agreed levels of occupancy for leaving care services
  • Coach, support and motivate the senior managers to develop and enhance individual and team performance and to optimise service delivery

Skills and Experience:

  • A strong commitment to high standards of service delivery and customer care
  • Proven ability to control and manage a budget, keeping within financial limits, monitoring and forecasting income and expenditure, identifying possible shortfalls or overspends and taking timely and appropriate action
  • Able to show how to implement approaches to simplify complex processes and make efficiencies and savings
  • Highly developed leadership, management and team building skills, and working well with others as part of a team, coaching and giving support and recognising expertise in others

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

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