Residential Deputy Manager - Children’s Home

Company: North Lakes

Location: Carlisle

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 26 July 2024

Salary: Up to £33,112.56 (including sleep in shifts)

Specific Hours: 42 hours per week- shift pattern on rotation

Residential Deputy Manager - Children’s Home


Contract: Full Time, permanent

Salary: Up to £33,112.56 (including sleep in shifts)

Location: Carlisle

Specific Hours: 42 hours per week- shift pattern on rotation

We are currently seeking an experienced Residential Deputy Manager to join our services based in Carlisle.

North Lakes Children’s Services is a well-established local provider of therapeutic residential care and education for boys aged 6-18. We improve the resilience, self-esteem and abilities of all the young people we work with.  

We currently have a Management opportunity at our 4-bedroom home in Carlisle. Can you inspire your team? Have you an approachable leadership style? If you are a qualified and experienced Children’s Home Deputy Manager, we would love to hear from you.

Main Duties

  • Responsible in ensuring that the Statement of Purpose is in place, and reflects the appropriate needs of young people that the home is working with and outlines qualifications, experience and expertise of the staff employed within the home.
  • To be responsible for ensuring a full flow of information into and out of the team and to develop effective communication strategies and systems which assist staff in the operation of their duties.
  • To be responsible for the effective management and development of a range of quality direct services to young people. To ensure that the policies and procedures of North Lakes Children’s Services are implemented.
  • To ensure that staff training and development needs are identified and ensuring that those needs are met. To assist in training staff as required.
  • To ensure that all Health and Safety Regulations are complied with in accordance with North Lakes Children’s Services policies, procedures and practices.
  • To regularly inspect the condition of the structure, fabric, furnishings and fittings of the building to ensure that all necessary equipment, etc. is in good working order and of a reasonable and acceptable standard of repair.
  • To ensure that effective finance budgets, control, administration and records comply with North Lakes Children’s Services expectations and procedures.
  • To promote and implement the companies Equality and Diversity policies and to ensure that staff understand and implement the companies Child Protection Procedures.
  • Quality Assurance - To set, monitor and evaluate standards at individual, team performance and service quality
  • Communication - To establish and manage the team communications systems ensuring that the Company procedures, policies, strategies and objectives are effectively communicated to all team members
  • Professional Practice - To ensure that professional practice in the team is carried out to the highest standards and developed in line with the company stated objectives of continual improvement in quality of its service to the young people in our care and external professionals.
  • General Management - To provide vision and leadership to staff within a specialist team, ensuring that effective systems are in place for workload allocation and management, the application of the company’s policies and procedures, including those relating to equality, supervision and appraisal and all aspects of their performance, personal development, health and welfare.
  • Financial Management - To manage a designated budget (as required) ensuring that the company achieves value for money in all circumstances through the monitoring and control of expenditure and the early identification of any financial irregularity.
  • Supervision and Appraisal - All members of staff will receive supervision and appraisal and it is the responsibility of each member of staff to follow the company’s procedure in respect of supervision and appraisal.
  • Equality and Diversity - As an organisation we are committed to promoting a just society that gives everyone an equal chance to learn, work and live free from discrimination and prejudice. To ensure our commitment is put into practice we have clear policy guidance, which will seek to remove any barriers to equality of opportunity and to eliminate unfair and unlawful discrimination. These policies apply to all employees of North Lakes Children
  • Confidentiality - All members of staff are required to undertake that they will not divulge to anyone personal and/or confidential information to which they may have access during the course of their work.
  • Induction - North Lakes Children’s Services has in place an induction programme includes CWDC 2-day course to help new employees to become effective in their roles and to find their way in the organisation.

All Applicants must have:

  • Have an understanding of the issues that face young people in care
  • Hold Residential Childcare/Families Practitioner Diploma/Children and Young People's Workforce/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be able to work well as part of a small team
  • Be willing to undertake a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. Your DBS check shall be paid for by ourselves
  • Experience with Emotional Behavioural Disorder, Social/Residential Work or Youth Work would be advantageous.
  • Have a full, clean UK driving licence and be able to cover at other Residential Homes as and when needed.


  • A sleep-in allowance of £62.64 per night- potential extra earning of up to £3257.28
  • Shift Rotation: 2 days on, 2 days off, with staggered start times ranging from 8am, 12noon or 2pm (i.e. 8am-10pm, 12pm-10pm or 2pm-10pm).
  • 6 weeks annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension
  • Access to our Employee Discount Scheme, including discounts at various well-known retail companies
  • Access to wellbeing supports via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Overtime and additional holiday pay at Christmas day and New Year’s Day.
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Comprehensive annual training including: Child Development, Attachment Theory, PACE Model, Therapeutic Parenting, The Whole Brain Child Model.

North Lakes is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.


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