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Registered Manager - Mid/Long Term Children's Homes OCC614222

Job details


Salary range: £55,783 - £59,010 per annum 

Work location: Enstone, Nr Chipping Norton or East Hagbourne, Nr Didcot

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working  

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: Wednesday 31st July 2024



Working together to help children, young people and families thrive 



About us


OCC was fortunate to be successful with bidding for DFE monies to develop and grow our in-house children’s home provisions to enable more Oxfordshire children to remain in Oxfordshire when they become Children We Care For. As a result, we are excited to be opening 4 new children’s homes in 2024. Our children’s homes sit within The Residential and Edge of Care Service which works 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. The strategic aim of this service is to deliver integrated and individualised interventions to promote best outcomes for children and their families. We’ve got an ambitious road ahead, and we need the right talent to help us.



About the role


Oxfordshire’s Children’s Homes provide mid to long-term accommodation with intensive support packages for up to 4 young people aged 12 – 17.

These roles provide an amazing opportunity for 2 Registered Managers to join us in delivering integrated and individualised interventions to promote best outcomes for children and their families across the 2 new homes. 



About you


We are looking for 2 Registered Managers who have experience in working in residential children’s homes and are enthusiastic and highly motivated to lead and develop these new Mid/Long-term children’s homes as they open their doors to our children.

You will have significant specialist childcare experience including at least 2 years of experience in a management capacity in residential children’s homes within the last 5 years and at least 1 year’s supervisory experience. You will have obtained a diploma level 5 qualification in leadership and Management in residential Childcare and it would be desirable to have a Social Work qualification or the willingness to study towards it if not already obtained.



Rewards and benefits


  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 33 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays  
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • 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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