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Registered Manager - Children's Assessment Home OCC614600

Job details


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

Work location: Assessment Home, Located in Eynsham, Nr Witney, 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

                                      This post is subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and successful candidates will be required to complete a Disqualification Form.  


Closing date: Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis. The advert will be closed once sufficient applications have been received, so we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.



Working together to help children, young people, and families to 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 5 new children’s homes in 2024 to complement our existing 3 homes.


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


The successful applicant will be the Registered Manager for one of our Children’s Assessment Homes. Oxfordshire’s Assessment homes provide short/mid- term accommodation for up to 6 children, aged 12 – 17 years, who may need to live away from home.  The home provides a nurturing residential provision for children needing accommodation for a period of assessment; shared care, stabilisation and reunification, the home will facilitate emergency placements with the agreement of the Registered manager. 5 bedrooms are individualised for specific children and 1 bedroom is retained for stabilisation.



About you


We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Manager to lead and develop our Assessment home, alongside the experienced team.


You will have experience of working in a residential care setting at a managerial level including knowledge of managing residential children’s homes. Be Qualified to Diploma level 5 – Leadership and Management in Children’s residential care (or equivalent) and/ or a Professional Social Work qualification.



Rewards and benefits


  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000
  • A good 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
  • 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, on 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.

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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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