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Registered Manager - Countywide OCC615496

Job details


Salary range: £53,699 – £56,805 per annum

Work location: 3 opportunities across 4 brand new homes! Our existing homes are proudly rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted!

  • Home 1 - Chinnor, east Oxfordshire (Small Home)
  • Home 2 - Sutton, west Oxfordshire (Small Home)
  • Home 3 - Enstone, north Oxfordshire (Mid/Long-Term Home)
  • Home 4 - East Hagbourne, south Oxfordshire (Mid/Long-Term Home)

Hours per week: 37 per week 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.   
  • This post is subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and successful candidates will be required to complete a Disqualification Form.   


Closing date: Sunday 22nd September 2024



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



About us


Join Oxfordshire County Council on an exciting journey towards Delivering the Future Together


Our goal is to be an employer, partner, and place shaper of choice, and we’re seeking the right talent who can help us get there while embracing our value of ‘daring to do it differently' , as we continue to strive to do it better. 


We’ve got an ambitious road ahead, and we’re looking for passionate and experienced Registered Managers to help get us there. 


Play an integral role working alongside 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 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


Partnering with The Residential and Edge of Care Service, you will work with the most vulnerable children and families, including those on the edge of care, within the Children We Care For system and those preparing for independence.


This is an amazing opportunity to join us to deliver integrated and individualised interventions to promote the best outcomes for children and their families.



About you


As an enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Manager, you will have:

  • within the last 5 years, worked for at least 2 years in a position relevant to the residential care of children.
  • worked for at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role.
  • Knowledge of managing residential children’s homes.
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) or equivalent.


Are you a Children’s Homes Manager looking for your next career step?  Then find out more about our Registered Manager – Apprentice program.



Rewards and benefits


  • Total reward package value of £73,058.76 - £77,284.61 which includes salary, annual leave, pension employer contribution, an annual pay award increase and an employee volunteering scheme.
  • 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 with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • 24x7 access to Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Essentials for managers training – 12 module training programmes for all OCC managers, with certificate at the end.
  • Access to hundreds of apprenticeships to achieve qualifications, fully paid for with no requirement to pay back upon leaving.



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Small Homes Job Description and Selection Criteria

Please click here to view the Mid/Long-Term Homes Job Description and Selection Criteria


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



Application Procedure


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Our commitment to:
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.

Our commitment to:
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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