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Registered Manager - Apprentice Children's Home OCC615140

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Salary range: £51,515 - £54,702 per annum (GRD14, SCP 43-46) rising to £55,783 – £59,010 per annum (GRD15, SCP 47–50), on successful completion of L5 diploma in Leadership and Management for residential childcare (England)

Work location:  Main base will be the Children’s home the Manager is registered to. Homes will be Located in Eynsham, Sutton, Chinnor, Enstone and East Hagbourne, Oxfordshire.

Hours per week: 37 Sleep in (if required in extreme circumstances). Participation in the Managers On Call rota

Contract type: Permanent

Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a criminal records check and to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and successful candidates will be required to complete a Disqualification Form.


Closing date: Monday 6th May 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May 2024



Working together to help children, young people and families to thrive. 



About us


We’ve got an ambitious road ahead, and we’re looking for a passionate and experienced Children’s Home Manager who’s ready for their next career step as a Registered Manager to help get us there.


Join our dedicated team during this exciting time of growth as we open 4 new Children’s Homes in 2024 with the aim to enable more Oxfordshire children to remain in Oxfordshire when they become Children We Care For.


This is a rare opportunity for you to make this role your own and to create a safe and nurturing environment where children and young people can thrive, with the support from our leadership team to be creative and bold in how you bring our homes to life, as we continue to live into our value of daring to do it differently!


Learn more about our new children’s homes here and meet Claire Lewis, Service Manager to discover her vision, and the joy she shares for the children we work with. 



About the role


This is a new and exciting opportunity for an  experienced Children’s Home Managers who are ready to take the next step and become Ofsted Registered Managers whilst we support you with obtaining your Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England).


The successful applicant will be the Registered Manager (Apprentice) for one of our Children’s Homes. Oxfordshire’s Children’s Homes provide short to mid- term and mid to long-term accommodation with intensive support packages for up to 4 children, aged 12 – 17 years.  The homes all provide a nurturing residential provision for children needing accommodation while we support their individualised needs. All of the homes will facilitate emergency placements with the agreement of the Registered Manager.



About you


As an enthusiastic and highly motivated Children’s Home Manager, you will have:


  • Experience working in a residential care setting at a managerial level, including supervising staff and knowledge of managing residential children’s homes.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent)
  • Commitment to undertake the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England), to be completed within 15 months of your start date.



Rewards and benefits


  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000
  • A good to outstanding OFSTED rating
  • Regular training opportunities
  • A flexible, agile organisation
  • A generous local government pension scheme
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • 24 x 7 access to Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Claire Lewis, Service Manager Residential and Edge of Care Services 07519 667977.



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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.

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Guaranteed Interview Schemes

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

Our commitment to:

Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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