Deputy Manager - Children's Home

  • Contract:Contract
  • Category:General Nursing
  • Rate:Negotiable
  • Location:London


Cpl UK Healthcare are delighted to be working in partnership with an ever growing childrens service predominantanyly based in London. Our client is currently recruiting for Deputy Managers in these Childrens Services Ealing and Kent. 
Main Purpose of the Job:
To assist the Registered Manager in achieving the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose. To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager. To support and manage the staff to enable them to meet the needs of the children and young people.  To undertake direct work with children and young people as appropriate. To be the responsible person in managing child protection concerns and complaints. To work in partnership with other professionals to achieve optimum outcomes for young people.  To offer supervision and support to other staff in line with Quality Standards
Duties & Responsibilities
To meet the needs of children through:
Ensuring that each young person has an allocated key worker
Ensuring that each member of staff is aware of each child’s relevant plan’s and their responsibilities for its implementation
Carrying out the role of “on-call manager” to provide OOH support for the home, on a rota basis
Attending childcare reviews and planning meetings to provide information and achieve best outcomes for young people
Undertaking direct work with young people and acting as an appropriate role model
Assist in developing systems in which young people are consulted about the quality of care they receive
To manage a staff team through:
Providing managerial control and direction in relation to staff duties and responsibilities
Assist with the recruitment and retention of staff including induction training for new staff into the home
Supervision of new starters during their probationary period
Develop a management style that balances the need to exercise control and give direction with the need to offer staff the opportunity for decision making
Taking responsibility for planning shifts and ensuring their smooth running when on duty
Providing consultation and informal advice and support to staff in relation to day to day matters
Offering 1:1 supervision to staff in line with Quality Standards
Identifying and progressing individual training and development needs of staff in the context of their personnel development plans
Undertaking annual appraisal of staff
To develop systems that ensure the effective allocation of resources through:  
Ensuring adequate staffing levels that meet the needs of the Home

Ensuring that budgets are managed effectively and the use of finances is properly monitored including petty cash returns and staff attendance records.
Ensuring that company vehicles are clean and regularly maintained
Monitoring closely the fabric of the building (including fixtures, amenities and grounds) and taking remedial action where necessary
General responsibilities:
To assist the Registered Manager in the implementation of all aspects of the Statement of Purpose
Contribute to the devising, implementing and evaluation of changes, with the involvement of front line staff, to continually improve services, systems and standards, in conjunction with the Registered Manager and the Senior Management team
To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager
To drive company vehicles – subject to policies and procedures
To work on a rota basis according to the needs of young people
To ensure that resources are allocated appropriately and financial records are accurately maintained
For Further Information please contact Rupal Patel via

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