Home Manager

Posted 13 March by Simple Recruitment Services Limited Easy Apply

Our client provides bespoke packages of Care and Education in a therapeutic environment . They work with young people with extensive , complex needs with high risk behaviours .

Our client is seeking an experienced Home Manager to run one of the 7 homes in their group.


Job Purpose

  • To provide professional support, guidance and supervision to a team of residential childcare practitioners.

  • Ensure that the vision, values, policies and ethos of the client are promoted and adhered to.

  • To identify, report and manage current and emergent risks within the Home, including those that may impinge upon safeguarding and statutory compliance or inspection rating. Devise and direct improvements to mitigate risks.

  • Ensure effective working relationships with all relevant Local Authority staff and social workers, and with all other relevant statutory agencies, e.g. police, child protection and CAMHS.

  • To ensure the home provides and maintains the highest levels of therapeutic care and service in accordance with the legislative framework, company procedures, ethos and policy.

  • To ensure the safety of all children and staff, and that safeguarding practice, procedures and recording meet all regulatory requirements and professional expectations.

  • To be responsible for the implementation of the relevant plan for each child or young person, to monitor progress against the relevant plan and ensure it is reviewed as necessary

  • To manage effectively and efficiently all allocated resources of the home, both human and financial.

  • Ensure effective maintenance of all documented procedures for tasks that deliver statutory compliance.


Managing Service Delivery

  • To manage all matters of statutory compliance for the home and ensure that all statutory requirements are met.

  • To be responsible for decisions about admissions and termination of placements. Work with the Business Development Team to meet agreed admissions and placement targets.

  • To ensure key stages in the stay of children and young people such as admission and discharge are properly managed, and reflect decisions recorded in relevant plans.

  • Ensure that effective placement plans, risk assessments, risk management and health care plans, and all relevant documentation, are in place for all resident children.

  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with parents and other family members; social workers; school staff and other professionals with a concern for the children’s needs such as general practitioners.

  • To encourage and support children and young people to take responsibility for their own lives commensurate with their age and ability.

Managing People

  • To provide leadership, guidance and management to staff within the home and create a positive and mutually supportive culture within the staff team.

  • To ensure that regular and effective supervision and performance management are in place and that staff are trained and meeting all relevant requirements.

  • To maintain effective communication systems, including handovers, logbooks, regular supervision and staff meetings

  • To monitor staff well-being including sickness absences, implementing company policy and procedures as appropriate.

  • To be involved in the dispute resolution procedures including disciplinary, capability, grievance and appeal procedures.

Managing Resources

  • To be involved in the recruitment and appointment of staff within the locality and the home within the company’s Equal Opportunity policy.

  • To be responsible for the allocation of roles and responsibilities within the Home and to maintain effective operation at all times whilst deploying resources efficiently.

  • To ensure that staff hours worked and annual leave are accurately recorded and ensure that the correct information is passed to Payroll within specified deadlines.

  • To work with the Operations Director and other home managers in monitoring staff performance to maintain high levels of performance and low absenteeism.

  • To be responsible for ensuring that the home is kept in a clean, tidy and well-maintained condition and that repairs, linen and furnishings are of an adequate standard.

  • To ensure that adequate and appropriate security, health and safety and fire safety monitoring and recording systems operate within the Home.

  • To be responsible for the adequate updating of the inventory.

Person Specification/Competencies


  • Ability to work independently, lead a staff team and managers and work cohesively within the management group

  • Demonstrate commitment to the staff in the home and other home managers in their locality, young people, the service and each other in order to achieve high quality outcomes

  • Work in such a way which 'models’ expectations and behaviour to both staff and young people

  • Excellent communication and active listening skills

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload


  • Within the last 5 years, worked for at least 2 years in a position relevant to the residential care of children and young people

  • Worked for at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role

  • Hold on appointment or complete within 1 year from the date of appointment Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or a qualification which is equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma

Full manual driving licence

Reference: 34385200

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