The salary for this position is £50,047 - £55,125 per annum based on a 36 hour working week and will be based at one of our Children's Residential homes in Epsom, Surrey.
We are excited to be hiring a Residential Manager to join our fantastic team. The team is based in Epsom, North East Surrey. Epsom is a vibrant and diverse community well serviced by local transport connections to Surrey and outer London boroughs.
It's an exciting time to join our residential services in Surrey as we expand our children's home portfolio and increase our placement sufficiency for children and young people in the county.
Rewards and Benefits
- 26 days' holiday rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
- Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
- Relocation bonus of up to £8,000 to support you with any move to Surrey
Our children's residential service in Surrey is dedicated to supporting children and young people with complex needs, especially when other settings are unable to. We take pride in our commitment to helping our most vulnerable children and young people and are serious about creating safe and nurturing homes for them.
In 2020 and 2021, Surrey County Council agreed to invest £34m on improving sufficiency for Looked After Children and £2.4m in increasing management capacity and upskilling our workforce, so young people in care as well as staff get the best environment in which to thrive. We are committed to continuing our work in providing support for children and young people in care, and our new Residential home is part of our placement sufficiency plans.
Our new home has 4 beds, is fully detached, and has free on-site parking for staff, providing care and support for young people with emotional and behavioural challenges. The home design incorporates green technology with modern building efficiency, and its location will mean children and young people can stay better connected to their local community
About the Role
As our Registered Manager you'll play a crucial role in creating a safe and supportive environment for our young people and staff. Your focus will be on ensuring that the home is a warm and welcoming place that meets Ofsted's high standards. Our working principles across the service are centred around creating a space where care is reliable and quality practice is upheld. We always ask ourselves questions like: "Would we be happy for our own child to live here?" and "What kind of adults do we want our young people to become?"
Managing risk for both the children and young people in our homes and the organisation are crucial elements of this role and you will lead on ensuring that everyone shares this consistent approach through the work they do in the home.
We hope to find a warm, patient and collaborative leader who can demonstrate extensive professional knowledge and practical management experience either in a residential setting or more broadly from other backgrounds such as specialist teaching, social work, semi independent living or nursing care. As our Registered Manager you will be a strong advocate for your home, truly owning it and the best interests of the children, young people and staff within it.
We value multidisciplinary team working and we believe that building strong relationships with both staff and residents is crucial to understanding their needs and providing a safe and supportive environment. Underpinning what you do will be your excellent communication, IT and organisational skills, which coupled with a supportive, patient and open-minded attitude will enable you to achieve the best for your home and the children and young people we support.
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Friday the 8th of March 2024 with interviews planned for the 20th March 2024.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.