Deputy Manager

Ely, Cambridgeshire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: DM270121ELYRT_1611746528
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2021-01-27
  • Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-03-28
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Team Manager to join a family run Social Care organisation providing support and accommodation to young people across Cambridgeshire

The Deputy Manager is responsible for supporting the Registered Manager and ensuring the overarching service delivered within the Children's home.
They are responsible for supervising, supporting and managing some staff within their home. They report directly to the Register Manager.
The Deputy Manager is a professional with significant experience in their field who holds a qualification and registration in social work or social care such as the NVQ 3 and is working towards the NVQ 5: They must have significant and developing understanding of social work perspectives and an ability to manage staff, environment and clients with complex and challenging behaviours.
The management of staff includes the completion of appraisals and identification of developmental goals and training opportunities. Most importantly the Deputy Manager, along with the Registered Manager is responsible for ensuring the clients needs are met, the environment is positive and the statutory or contractual obligations are met, including the requirement to meet Childrens homes regulations 2015.

Job Description


  • Promote the development of the children
  • Protect children from threats to their health, welfare and normal development, both from inside and outside the home.
  • Ensure that key stages in the stay of children such as admission and discharge are properly managed and reflect decisions recorded in care plans.
  • Ensure that children facing crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support.
  • Ensure that the children are involved for their own lives, involving them in planning their lives supporting them and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility
  • Participate, develop and implement support plans, ensuring their suitability and success are
  • Write or delegate the duty of monthly reports and needs assessments as well as any other appropriate document (such as risk assessments) as required.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with clients


  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with staff
  • Ensure all new staffs are supported fully and complete their induction packs.
  • Ensure you are providing both informal and formal support to the staff working with you
  • Offer formal supervision monthly to the staff delegated to you, in your line management; ensure supervision is delivered throughout the supervision structure of your department and that this is of good quality.
  • Complete appraisal, and contribute to disciplinary and grievance processes as per companypolicy
  • Raise any concerns about staff to the Registered Manager
  • Contribute to and implement the internal training package.
  • Develop the staff ability to learn theoretical perspectives and enhance their reflective skills.
  • Ensure all meetings are implemented regarding your department, as per the meeting protocol.


  • Work with the Registered Manager to deliver monthly statistical data regarding the outcomes for children
  • Ensure the working environment is kept to a high standard and maintains a positive and warm feel, including health and safety checks.
  • Ensure information is passed to the administrative team as required
  • Ensure you meet with your team regularly and communicate with your manager regarding any issues as soon as practically possible.
  • Meet and work towards exceeding the children's homes regulations 2015.
  • Ensure compliance with all appropriate legislation to the field of care in which you are working; to include wider legislation which is relevant for example Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Data Protection etc
  • Adhere to all policies including Safeguarding , Performance Management and Health and Safety.


  • Positive and non Judgemental value base
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and anti discriminatory practice
  • A good working knowledge of the relevant legislation to your role including safeguarding, children's homes regulations and health and safety legislation
  • Ability to represent the organisation to external bodies and members of the community.
  • Ability to oversee the management of the service.
  • Willingness to complete direct work and shifts including sleep in's, weekends and bank holidays, when necessary.
  • Experience (minimum 2 years) of working with vulnerable children in a residential environment
  • Good standard of written and verbal English, including report writing and assessment skills.
  • A knowledge of the regulatory framework for the field
  • The completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services in the children and young people's residential management pathway or equivalent


  • The completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services in the children and young people's residential management pathway or equivalent
  • Experience of managing staff and completing supervision and appraisal processes (at least 1 year)
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Management Qualification
  • Full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purpose.

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