Residential Children's Services Registered Manager

Company: Dove

Location: Doncaster

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 17 May 2024

Salary: Up to £49,641.10 (includes Ofsted and Occupancy bonuses)

Specific Hours: 39 hours per week

Residential Children's Services Registered Manager


Location: Doncaster

Contract Type: Full-time, permanent

Specific Hours: 39 hours per week 

Salary: £44,041.10 per annum with a potential to earn up to £49,641.10   through Ofsted and Occupancy bonuses.

Accountable to: Accountable to the Responsible individuals and Operational Directors

At Dove Adolescent Services we support young people within our care to develop emotional resilience to achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives. The underpinning ethos within our homes is of fostering appropriate relationships with young people and their significant others, to support them within their future transitions into adulthood.

We are currently seeking a Registered Manager to join our services in Doncaster, looking after a 4 bed home.

Main Purpose of Job

The Registered Manager needs to hold accountability and overall responsibility for the day to day management of the home to ensure we deliver a high quality level of care, ensuring the home actively promotes the rights of young people as individuals and provides them with quality care in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation.

To lead a team of care workers, in conjunction with relevant legislation and guidance to ensure that good outcomes are achieved for young people within the home to meet their physical, psychological, emotional & social development. To contribute to the overall ethos, values and aims of organisation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for Service and Practice

  • The development and delivery of high-quality care in accordance with relevant Legislation, Regulations, including Ofsted SCCIF and The Organisations Policy and Procedures guidelines, showing an awareness to integrate an equal opportunities approach, and working in an anti-discriminatory way and incorporate safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Adherence to all legislative guidelines in respect of Health & Safety and ensure that all staff have adequate working knowledge and training.
  • The keeping of appropriate records relating to both young people and employees and the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems within the organisation.
  • The provision of management information including the collection and return of statistical information as required.
  • To develop and promote new techniques and approaches to childcare provision based in the home and be part of the senior team of the organisation, positively promoting its well-being.
  • To attend, prepare for and chair various meetings both internally and externally.
  • On a rota basis to take on-call responsibilities – if required to undertake sleep in shift to cover shortfalls.
  • The ability to write concise and evaluative reports and oversee all written communication to enable us to sustain the required standards.
  • To be responsible for decision making when appropriate.
  • Oversight of all admissions and discharges to the home.
  • An ability to innovate change and effectively lead a vision in line with the organisational ethos.
  • All Managers will be expected to have a relevant Diploma level 5 or equivalent or be prepared to work towards this.

Human Resource Management

  • To be involved in the recruitment of new employees, ensuring all relevant checks are completed.
  • To ensure that all staff are adequately inducted, supervised and appraised in line with the organisational policy
  • To oversee Continuous professional development of staff team – ensuring all mandatory training requirements are met.
  • To maintain effective Rota’s and complete monthly expenses.
  • To undertake the investigation of grievances, complaints, and disciplinary matters (at an appropriate level) in accordance with the Organisational policies and procedures.

Management of Physical and Financial Resources

  • Monitoring the service budget and all financial transactions, ensuring financial targets are achieved and adhered to.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that the overall maintenance of the service premises and equipment meets requirements.

 External Affairs

  • To promote the organisation in a positive way with external agencies, other professionals and members of the general public as required
  • To liaise with commissioners/ referrals manager regarding admissions.  
  • To attend and contribute to psychotherapy leadership and management forums and to lead these meetings within team.

Required Attributes

  • Enthusiasm in providing the highest quality care and education
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Familiarity with the needs of vulnerable individuals
  • Demonstrate high standards of safe working practice
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, young people and outside agencies
  • Ability to maintain emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviour
  • Demonstrate respect for appropriate boundaries and authority
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to equal opportunities
  • Holds a current UK driving licence / has the use of appropriate transport
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Participate in management forum and contribute to development of work practice, policies and procedures etc.


  • 25 days per annum plus 8 statutory holidays
  • £2000 Bonus- Outstanding Ofsted Report
  • Full Occupancy Bonus- £300 a month
  • On Call payments- £25 weekday, £35 weekends
  • 39 hours full time, Sleep in duties required as set out per Rota of home.
  • Some office days will be required to assist in administrative duties 
  • Petrol Allowance - Paid when using own car – proof of business insurance must be provided
  • Pension - In line with the organisational Pension Scheme and government guidance

Dove Adolescent Services Ltd established 1993 provides residential care for young people. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. 

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