We are looking for experienced Registered Children’s Home Managers that are keen to be part of setting up and managing new homes which will involve the recruitment and training of new staff teams.


Application deadline 3rd October 2020
Job location Rotherham
Hours per-week 37
Salary £38, 813 to £45,591 & excellent benefits


The role is banded on Band K/L and salary will be determined dependant on experience and qualifications.  Progression through the grades will be subject to individual development and assessment within the role.

Are you an experienced, innovative, solution oriented, systemic working, child focused Registered Manager, keen to work alongside partners and particularly our children and young people to develop a new model of residential intervention in Rotherham? This post could be for you…


Following Cabinet approval, our Children and Young People’s Service are now recruiting for Registered Children’s Home Managers.


These new posts will play a key role in the development and management of a range of in-house residential provision including emergency accommodation for Rotherham looked after children.


Rotherham Council has made a strategic decision to make a significant investment in children’s residential services. This will ensure more of our looked after children are placed in Rotherham, close to their local communities, family and schools.


We plan to use current best practice and evidence based models to develop a range of new children`s homes, that are small, replicate family life and seek step down to family based options wherever possible.


We want our residential homes to be an `intervention not a destination` and are at the start of an implementation journey over the next 2 years to make this a reality.

We are looking for experienced Registered Children’s Home Managers that are keen to be part of setting up and managing new homes which will involve the recruitment and training of new staff teams.


This new residential provision will be part of a Children and Young People Service judged as `Good` by Ofsted in January 2018 and build on practice from our short break residential home judged as `Outstanding` in February 2020.

Registered Managers in Rotherham will:


  • Provide leadership and management of children’s homes in the borough
  • Ensure homes comply with all standards and legislative requirements
  • Provide opportunities for children and young people to influence the decisions that affect them and the service they receive
  • Promote a therapeutic approach with both children and young people and staff
  • Foster a commitment to continuous growth and development for their staff team
  • Work systemically with a range of agencies to ensure a joined up service centred on the child
  • Monitor and develop standards in line with Children’s Home Regulations and work towards ensuring all homes being Good or Outstanding

Key benefits of working at Rotherham Council’s Children and Young People’s service are:


  • Strong support and clear direction from Senior Managers
  • Extensive training programme, to develop and professionalise our residential managers and residential practitioners. This will include the ‘Signs of Safety’ operating model (15 day programme) and Restorative Practice approaches
  • Residential services that have access to and work closely with our high quality in house therapeutic service
  • Innovative Edge of Care Services and a strong Early Help offer which is reducing demand and supporting professionals to think systemically and develop creative options to support children and young people
  • Looked After Children are prioritised for CAMHS assessment and intervention
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the children, young people and families
  • Investment in you as a manager involving support, supervision, training and opportunity for professional development and progression.
  • Local Authority pension and 29 days annual leave.

About you


We are seeking talented, inspirational and innovative Managers who can:


  • Innovate to help re-define children’s residential services
  • Promote a learning and coaching culture
  • Develop the skills and practices of our Social Care team to provide an outstanding service to children and young people
  • Add value and make the most of available resourcesOur vision is for the children and families of Rotherham to routinely experience and describe the services they receive from us, as outstanding and we intend to do that by putting the child first in everything we do.By leading our residential teams you will play a crucial role in developing their skills and practice and our collective commitment to an ethos of excellence, integrity, trust and transparency. Joining us at a time of change with regard to developing our provision provides you an opportunity to be involved and influence the service design and development of practice in line with best practice and evidence based approaches.

How to apply

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