Application deadline 1st December 2020
Job location East Riding of Yorkshire

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full time

Days of work: Rota basis

Hours per week:    37

Service Area: Corporate Parenting

Place of Work: The Croft , Kilnwick Road Pocklington YO41 2LJ

 Imagine the difference you could make?

We are seeking to recruit a Deputy Homes Manager to join our Corporate Parenting Service.

The successful candidate will be a child centred practitioner who understands the unique role residential care has in supporting our most vulnerable children to achieve their potential.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is an innovative Local Authority which constantly strives to improve the standard of services provided to children and families in our area. Our vision is to ensure that vulnerable children and young people receive excellent placements and support to keep them safe and to make sure they reach their full potential. We are responding to the challenges we face with energy and innovation.

The Croft Children’s Home is currently rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted – November 2019.

Vacancy Details:-

This role of the Deputy Children’s Home Manager is crucial in supporting and nurturing our looked after children.

You will be passionate about ensuring our most vulnerable children are supported to achieve their full potential. You will be an innovative and creative child centred practitioner who is capable of leading and developing a dedicated team to perform at the highest level. You will be a solution focussed manager who is able to lead and manage staff. You will be reflective and analytical in your approach and you will be able to confidently lead and support the Homes manager and the team through Ofsted inspections and monitoring. You will understand the local authority performance management framework and be able to support your team to achieve the high standards expected. You will be able to work on your own initiative but also perform as part of the homes management team. You will be able to build positive working relationships with children and young people, professionals and carers as well as respectfully challenge when appropriate. You will be a confident and competent practitioner who has an excellent understanding of the statutory requirements relating to residential care and children looked after and keeping children safe. You will have a very good understanding of what it means to work for a high performing local authority and be able to efficiently and effectively implement its policies and procedures.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS checks.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.

You must have access to your own vehicle

Key benefits of working for East Riding of Yorkshire Council:-

Strong management support at all levels

Regular reflective supervision

Use of evidence based practice models

Excellent training opportunities with personal access to Community Care Inform and Research in Practice

An opportunity to make a real difference to children and families

‘My Time Active’ Leisure Pass (free access to ERYC Leisure Centre facilities as part of role).


If you are a dedicated professional who wants to make a difference for children looked after and enjoy the rewards of this challenging work, please contact Robert Bridgett on 01759 303325



Closing date: 9th January 2020

Interview date: 15th January 2020

How to apply

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