At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.
We will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
As Registered Manager at our Children’s home, Austen Cottage, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do.
We are currently looking to recruit a highly skilled and experienced individual to join our team ensuring a consistent, high quality care is provided to all young people that live in the home. You will contribute to a rigorous programme of self-evaluation which drives a culture of self-improvement, you will also ensure that the quality of care provided for all our children is best in class and that the setting has a high quality, homely feel whilst creating a working environment in which employees are motivated and empowered to achieve in all they do for our children. You will be responsible for the Home’s occupancy targets and pro-actively work to ensure that there is an active waiting list for places. This complex and vital role will also entail upholding and maintaining registration standards, all relevant Legislation and adhering to the Regulations and quality standards.
For this role we are looking for someone who has relevant experience of working at a senior level with children with a range of needs including behavioural emotional and social difficulties, previous experience leading and managing a team of staff, and knowledge of current relevant legislation and guidelines. You will have experience in managing referrals and liaising with social work and commissioning teams. You will hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent and hold or will be working towards a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or equivalent. If you share our commitment to developing confident and capable young people and making a difference to their lives by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions, we would love to hear from you
Why work for us?
- a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
- a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
- continued professional development and training
- contributions to your pension
- a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
- £500 refer-a-friend bonus
- OFSTED bonuses
- life assurance
- cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
- discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
- birthday treats
- long service and employee of the month awards
- employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
- optional flu jab
Austen Cottage, part of Kedleston Group Limited, is an independent children’s home in Allesley, Coventry for children and young people aged between the ages of 9 and 17 who may have experienced social, emotional and mental health needs. We will be providing a nurturing home led by highly-experienced managers and with a strong, vibrant team, each of whom bring their own specialisms, including sport, mental health and outdoor activities.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.