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Job vacancy: deputy manager, north west

We're looking for a deputy manager to join an established children's home team based in the north west of England.

  • 4 bed home registered for male and female – age 8 -17 EBD and LD

  • Salary £26-£29k depending on experience and qualifications

  • Must be a driver

  • Shift pattern - 4 days from 5 – Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week

  • Free parking

  • Employee pension scheme

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving provider who excels in child protection and development.

The role of a deputy manager

The deputy manager role is to support the registered home manager in providing the best quality childcare in a safe and care-focused environment for the young people. When on shift you will have initial responsibilities for monitoring and supervision of staff and take responsibility for the daily management, and guidance of colleagues whilst ensuring the welfare and care of the young people.

You will be responsible for the overall day-to-day running of the home in any absence of the registered manager through annual leave or sickness.


Childcare provision

  • To contribute to the normal development of the young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle, a variety of appropriate activities and a consistent caring adult role model.

  • To be sensitive to the needs of individual young people, taking account of race, language, religion, sexuality and culture.

  • To talk and listen to young people, monitoring their behaviour and recording significant features.

  • To contribute to and implement care plans, participate in reviews and other meetings as required and ensuring LAC documentation is up to date and changed when appropriate i.e. after a statutory review.

  • To promote working in partnership with parents, carers, social workers and any other appropriate persons important to that young person.

  • To provide additional support and comfort to young people who are under stress or suffering from anxiety.

  • To identify and implement boundaries necessary to modify unacceptable behaviour of young people.

  • To be alert to signs of distress or abuse and to ensure that the young people are monitored and protected.

  • To encourage young people when appropriate to carry out physical tasks i.e. washing, shopping and budgeting.

  • To contribute to the development of service provision.

  • Undertake any other duties that may be required.

Support of staff

  • To ensure the day-to-day management, monitoring and supervision of staff is facilitated in a professional and competent manner.

  • To promote professionalism and standards to the team in line with policy and procedures.

  • To be responsible for the deployment of staff on duty to ensure that the work of the unit is undertaken.

  • To participate in regular staff meetings which are informative, produce action and are minute.

  • To participate in the induction of staff.

  • To provide support to the registered home manager and cover in the manager's absence and annual leave.

  • To report to a manager/director or other appropriate person, malpractice, suspicions or evidence which may suggest it.

Home and administration

  • To contribute to the effective management of the home's resources, keeping within the devolved budgetary constraints.

  • To record budget activity in line with financial procedures.

  • To be responsible for the security of monies kept on premises in line with procedures.

  • To follow all administrative and financial procedures.

  • To ensure personnel related administration is processed accurately and in line with procedures/guidelines.

Does this role sound right for you? Give the office a call on 0151 665 0380 today!

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