Regional Children's Home Manager
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Regional Children's Home Manager

Contact Information: careers@kedlestongroup.com
Location: Working from home with travel required
Salary: Circa £50,000 (dependant upon experience)
Date Posted: 14/10/2020
Closing Date: 30-10-20
Job Type: permanent
Setting: North West and Central Region
Job Description: No Qualifications

Kedleston Group is an independent organisation which owns and operates a group of schools/homes for children with a range of special educational needs. Kedleston’s vision is to become the most respected provider of specialist schooling in the country.  We are committed to achieving this by investing in our people, practices and infrastructure.

We are currently looking to recruit a highly skilled and experienced Regional Children’s Home Manager to join our established team and also support the opening and running our new services that will be located in Cheshire/Derbyshire. The role will be responsible for homes which will cater for children with a range of needs including behavioural emotional and social difficulties and therefore experience in this area is essential.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Care Quality and Compliance Lead ensure that the homes maintains high standards of compliance at all times with Ofsted ratings never falling below a minimum of ‘Good’.

 

  • Play an instrumental part in leading the managers and their teams to ensure young people receive excellent levels of emotional and physical care, within a home that offers a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment with a staff team that is supportive, and enabling, providing opportunities and experiences to instill positive values and reaffirm the importance of children enjoying a childhood.

 

  • To work proactively with both the Registered Managers and commercial team to ensure that homes place appropriately matched children to maintain operational capacity.

 

  • To work with the commercial team to identify new sites and opportunities to expand the Kedleston Group children’s home portfolio.

 

  • To lead the commissioning of new homes.

 

Person Specification (Essential):

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Registered Manager of a SEMH, ASC or specialist children’s service.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of staff.
  • Experience in opening and setting up new provisions.
  • Strong commercial awareness and experienced in managing referrals.
  • Sound knowledge of legislation, Social Care Regulations, standards and Framework.
  • Direct knowledge and experience of Ofsted inspections and expectation.
  • Strong knowledge of child protection and health and safety issues.
  • Track record of delivering positive outcomes for children.
  • Experience mentoring and guiding registered managers.
  • NVQ L5 (CYP) Children & Young People or equivalent.
  • Strong financial and budgetary skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to deal with wide range of professionals.
  • Passion for supporting young people to achieve their potential  

In return for your hard work and commitment to the role Kedleston will offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • The opportunity to join a supportive and well established team
  • The support to progress in your career

 

If you have a positive attitude, a good sense of humour and are passionate about working with young people then we would love to hear from you.

Kedleston Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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