Application deadline 2nd February 2021
Job location Leeds
Hours per-week 37

Leeds Children’s services was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at our last inspection. Our commitment to delivering outstanding outcomes for our children and investment in Restorative Practice makes Child Friendly Leeds a great place to work.

Our ambition to be the best city for children to grow up in is demonstrated in our plans to expand our Children’s Residential Services and create a range of specialist homes providing the best possible care and support to our children.

We now have opportunities for dedicate and committed people to come and join our team of Residential Home Managers to support our journey to Best. As we continue to embed our culture of learning, development and restorative practice throughout our residential services we are seeking new managers and leaders to join our team.

Our successful candidate will have an extensive knowledge of the legislation and regulations relating to children’s homes and be responsible for leading a team to ensuring that their home provides warmth and care and support our children realise their potential.

 You will be supported to register with Ofsted and will be joining a large team of registered managers working together to deliver outstanding outcomes across all our homes. You will be able to drive positive outcomes for children and inspire confidence in your service. This is a demanding role that will require tenacity, commitment and effort and our commitment is to support you in your role to develop your skills as a manager and leader in outstanding children’s services.

The role requires independent registration with Ofsted and as such you will be required to demonstrate that within the last 5 years you have a minimum of 2 years in a position relevant to the residential care of children and that you have worked for at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role.  We would welcome applications from candidates with experience of working in behavioural change programmes or with knowledge of evidence based programmes to working with families.

We will support you to achieve a level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) or equivalent as well as provide you with extensive continual professional development opportunities throughout your role. 

To learn more or for an informal discussion – call 0113 37 85641 or at

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

 A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.


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