Job Details

Deputy Home Manager

Location:                     Chipping Norton, Hants.

Salary:                         £23,000 to £30,000

Hours:                          7 days on / 7 days off 

Contract:                      Permanent, Full Time


Service Overview

Hillcrest Oathill Lodge is an Ofsted ‘Good’ registered independent children’s home offering residential care for children & young people aged 12-16 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The 7 bedded home, set in a rural location in Oxfordshire offers a holistic model of care and education for the residents, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. Oathill Lodge is within commutable distance from Banbury, Charlbury, Kingham, Oxford, Bicester, Aylesbury and other surrounding towns and villages.

Hillcrest Children’s Services is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children’s homes and schools for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.


Job Summary and Duties

As a Deputy Home Manager you will supervise and motivate a team of Support Workers, whilst also completing a hands on role to ensure the highest quality care and support to the children and young people in our care. You will design, implement and monitor the care and education plans for the people we support to ensure they are on track for positive results. Alongside the everyday care and education of the young people we support, staff may also be involved in activities such as swimming, camping, horse riding, guides, health & beauty and trips away. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who holds supervisory experience and is looking for a new challenge. This role involves working 7 days onsite (including sleep ins and on call) followed by a full 7 days off.

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include: 

  • Contributing towards the maintenance of a positive, safe and homely environment
  • Supporting in promoting the children’s educational, social and emotional needs
  • Leading, mentoring and motivating staff
  • Providing formal supervisions and managing staff performances 
  • Building effective working relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Deputising for the Home Manager in their absence 


Key Skills Required

  • Hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent)
  • Previous experience in a supervisory capacity within a children’s residential setting
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal 
  • Able to direct, lead and motivate individuals and the team to deliver positive results 
  • Diligent, enthusiastic and passionate  
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence and be willing to drive as part of the role 


Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access either Skype or MS Teams.

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications  

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.