Registered Manager - Ofsted Childrens Residential

Our client is currently seeking a Registered Manager to join a well established children’s short break home in North London. They are looking for an experienced Registered Manager to be accountable for delivering high quality care to the children and young people resident within the home. This 6 bed children’s short break home is open to the local community families to ensure their children get the full support needed.


The Registered Manager is responsible for delivering childcare that is focussed on obtaining the best outcomes for each child and young person within the home. Consequently, you are expected to demonstrate practical leadership in childcare, as well as organise and support staff to provide the best possible care for each child and young person. This involves being personally available, as well as the supervision and mentoring of staff, organisation of work patterns, facilitation of care focused training, and accessing of appropriate services to support the childcare practices within the home.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enrich the lives of young people in our care, helping them create a positive future
  • Ensure the effective implementation of the Children Act 1989 and the accompanying guidance and regulations (Vol.4 Residential Care), the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001. This will be achieved in consultation with the relevant statutory body.
  • Ensure that any matters relating to child protection are managed in line with current legislation, national standards and best safeguarding practice.

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Provide leadership and coaching in childcare practice within the home to ensure best outcomes for children and young people.
  • Ensure that all of the home’s policies and procedures are implemented appropriately.
  • Supervise and support the staff group ensuring that the team are developed appropriately to meet the specific needs of children and young people in the home.
  • With the Assistant Manager and/or Seniors, ensure that staff supervision continues to support both childcare delivery and staff development.
  • Complete probationary and annual performance appraisals for all staff to ensure that they are able to continue to provide appropriate levels of childcare.
  • Rota Management

Home Management:

  • To achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people, ensure that the home is managed effectively and efficiently in a warm and caring manner.
  • Ensure the seniors and residential childcare staff are focused on providing the best childcare for the children and young people.
  • Make sure that best practice is maintained by conducting regular quality assurance inspections.
  • Sustain and develop the administration systems, recording systems, and repair work, so that a warm and caring home environment is maintained.
  • Manage the home within the agreed budget, taking full responsibility for all incidental costs as well as direct costs such as repairs to the property and appliances, new fridges and TV’s, staff costs, food, heating, agency costs etc.
  • Effectively manage the homes devolved budget and ensure full financial compliance with year-end reporting.

Required Skills:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People’s Residential Management) OR willingness to work towards
  • 5 years is residential childcare and 2 years as a senior
  • Driving license


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

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