Job Description

JOB TITLE: Registered Manager

REPORTS TO: Children’s Services Manager

DEPARTMENT: Children’s Services

JOB FAMILY: Social Care


Our vision is that every child and young person in the country has a safe and happy childhood. To help us achieve this, the role will:

Hold legal responsibility for the management and leadership of a residential home, setting the values, principles and ethos of the home in line with – national standards and Action for Children policy, procedure and expectations, leading to the delivery of high quality care that achieves positive and agreed outcomes for children and young people and an outstanding or good or equivalent rating in external inspections.

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. To help us achieve this, the role will:

1. Manage on a day to day basis a service that meets all the requirements of Action for Children and the regulating body’s expectations of a good, outstanding or equivalent service through robust planning, review and monitoring of the policy practice and procedure throughout the service

2. Lead and be accountable for the achievement of positive outcomes for children and young people and drive continuous improvement by using performance data and evidence-based outcome measures in line with Action for Children and commissioner requirements.

3. Manage and be responsible for all aspects of the home, ensuring the team provides innovative, responsive, high quality and person centered services to children, young people and their families based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and is outcomes driven.

4. Lead, inspire, motivate and manage a team of workers and support staff, ensuring the service is appropriately staffed and covered at all times in line with regulatory requirements. Ensure that all line reports manage staff in accordance with agreed procedures and equally apply the same high standards of management

5. Provide regular supervision and performance reviews to direct reports and to ensure this standard is replicated throughout the structure, and in so doing, create a workforce that is motivated, skilled and qualified (registered with the appropriate registering body) in line with regulatory requirements to undertake their duties efficiently and effectively.

6. Ensure a safe and positive work and service environment, including the management of the physical environment/building is achieved through compliance with all safeguarding, safer recruitment, health and safety policy and procedure

7. Ensure systems and processes are in place and applied to enable all legal and statutory records to be maintained in line with regulatory and organisational requirements. To complete quality self- assessment report within timescales and to a high professional standard.

8. Manage a delegated budget, ensuring effective and efficient management of expenditure in the home/service in line with Action for Children policy, regulatory requirements and procedure and financial requirements.

9. Establish and develop effective relationships and channels of communication with colleagues, community organisations, partner agencies and other external agencies, including chairing and leading multiagency meetings as appropriate.

10. Review service provision with others, ensuring continued improvements are made, driving innovation and business development proposals and or contributing to tenders and grant applications

Everyone who works at Action for Children should:

1. Demonstrate a commitment to Action for Children’s defining statement, ‘safe and happy childhood’, and promote and incorporate Action for Children’s Participation Standards as appropriate to your role.

2. Achieve the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care provision or support activities to the children and young people who come into contact with our services, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child or young person.

3. Promote our equality and diversity strategy locally, including linking with local equality and diversity frameworks to ensure best practice and to inform and develop appropriate action plans.

4. Demonstrate a willingness and ability to operate within a constantly changing environment and as such work priorities and targets may change.

5. Recognise that management reserves the right to make reasonable changes to the job purpose and accountabilities.

6. Undertake such other duties that occasionally arise, which will always ensure that children across the country have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.

7. Work with other departments and countries to ensure that Action for Children’s values (passionate, ambitious, collaborative and inclusive) are delivered.

8. Be familiar and compliant with health, environmental and safety policies and procedures. In the event of any serious risk, take immediate action to reduce this risk and inform senior management.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**