Job Details

Job Title:          Deputy Manager

Location:         Ash House

Salary:              £23,000 to £30,000 per annum

Hours:              40 hours per week

Contract:         Permanent

Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Deputy Manager in a Children’s Residential setting?

We are looking for an experienced Deputy Manager to join our fantastic team at Ash House in Wolverhampton. As the Deputy Registered Manager, you will support our Registered Manager in ensuring the smooth operation of the home, helping our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.

This is a great opportunity to continue your leadership career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Our Deputy Managers help to ensure our care teams have the structure, resources and motivation needed to provide the individual, bespoke, support required by the children and young people in our care. Alongside the Deputy Manager, you will deliver efficient management, delivery, and development of our residential SEMH service, ensuring the highest quality of care and support is consistently given.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Deputy Manager who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Already a Deputy Manager or with previous management experience in a similar 24/7 SEMH care setting with ambition to progress, you will bring the right motivation, personal qualities, and levels of resilience to ensure a caring, structured service that provides a calm, homely environment.

Qualified in Level 3 Diploma in children and young’s people workforce or equivalent, you will be a calm, engaging, resilient leader able to motivate your team to provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.

About us:

Ash House is an Ofsted ‘Good’ registered independent children’s home offering residential care for children & young people aged 7-18 years with social, emotional, and mental health needs. The residential home, set in a rural location in Wolverhampton, offers a holistic model of care and education for the residents, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. The home is supported by a specialist independent Ofsted registered school that provides our residents a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment to support their personal and academic needs. Hillcrest Ash House is within commutable distance from Walsall, Telford, Shrewbury, Cannock, Stafford, Birmingham, Kidderminster and other surrounding towns and villages.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Closing date: 20/05/2021

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.