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Children Registered Manager

Children Registered Manager

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Responsible Individual / Director


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South London

Purpose of the Role

The post holder will be based at one of our residential homes in the South London area. Employees should note, however, that they are employed by Motherwell Care and may be required at some point to work at other appropriate homes.

The young people in the care of Motherwell Care will have a variety of difficulties for which they will need varying levels of support. In order to provide the required It is the responsibility of the manager to ensure the Home is staffed effectively and all shifts are appropriately covered and therefore they shall be required to work some weekends, evenings, and out of office hours to meet the needs of the services.

At all times, the post holder is expected to conduct themselves professionally, to work within the current legislative framework and adhere to the Motherwell Care Policies and Procedures.

Nature of the Post

Qualifications and Experience


  • Minimum of 5 years residential experience 2 of which at a supervisory level in the last 5 years

  • 2-year managerial experience in a Children’s residential home

  • Experience of working with children that have been exploited - desirable

  • Experience of working with Autism, Asperger, and mental health conditions - desirable


  • QCF level 5 in leadership and management in children’s residential or be 50% though working towards this.

  • Sound knowledge of governing legislation, procedures, and best practice in caring for looked after children.

  • Willingness to increase knowledge through ongoing training.


  • Ability to demonstrate self-awareness.

  • Able to act calmly and purposefully in crisis situations.

  • Evidence of a realistic appreciation of own strengths and weaknesses

  • and commitment to self-development

  • Able to recognise own reactions and feelings in response to situations.

  • and to manage the effects of these on other people

  • Evidence of working in crisis situations and achieving resolution

  • Evidence of self-development and professional growth - desirable


  • Ability to display decisiveness.

  • Able to facilitate others to work together effectively in a team.

  • Apply to practice and practical.

  • Supervision of staff

  • Awareness of the skills and   processes involved in effectively chairing meetings and reviews.

  • Direct experience of team leadership, facilitation, and supervision

  • Evidence of developing the skills of a staff team - desirable

  • Evidence of building team moral - desirable

Thinking Skills

  • Able to prioritise effectively across a range of demands.

  • Able to create solutions in response to challenges whilst working within agreed parameters

  • Creative ability to solves problems in a solution focused way - desirable

Motivation, Energy and Drive

  • Providing services to young people who are seen to be in need.

  • Achievement and outcome oriented

  • concerned with improving the service and maintaining high standards.

  • Keen to identify and act on opportunities and use initiative. Positive outlook, showing determination and persistence in pursuing objectives.

  • Able to motivate staff, maintain and develop individual and team.

  • performance through sustained supervision and feedback

  • Evidence of achieving and developing a quality service

  • Planning, Organisation and Administration skills Able to manage own time and paperwork effectively to meet goals

  • Passionate about achieving positive outcomes for both the young person and service - desirable

Communication Skills

  • Able to communicate effectively and confidently conveying clear messages in writing or verbally.

  • Able to liaise with managers and colleagues to support the service needs.

  • Able to listen and pick up on messages from colleagues, staff, and service users.

  • To have a high standard of report writing skills

  • Experience of formal presentations and chairing meetings

  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships

  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively and co-operatively with all professional colleagues and service users.

  • Awareness of the skills and processes necessary to support in the leadership of a staff team.

  • Evidence of providing individuals with confidence, inspiration, direction, and guidance


  • Full clean driving licence

  • Use of own vehicle - desirable

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To be an Ofsted registered manager responsible for the maintenance of registration standards as laid down in the Children’s Home Regulations and Care Standards 2015 and as regulated by OFSTED.

  2. To ensure that services and support are provided in a Child centred way, as part of the therapeutic community practice framework.

  3. To contribute to the overall development of the services, and to ensure compliance with regulation.

  4. The promotion of the therapeutic community within the home, supporting both the children and staff members to invest in the community in the home.

  5. To be responsible for the safer recruitment of staff within the Home in conjunction with the Responsible Individual where appropriate

  6. To be responsible for the supervision and appraisals of their staff time in line with regulation and the homes SOP.

  7. To maintain the homes Statement of Purpose and always ensure the home functions in line with this.

  8. To Contribute to individual staff development by way of their personal development plans, “in house" training programmes, and external training

  9. To Implement a rota system that ensures the most effective use of staff to support the needs of the children at all times.

  10. Actively promote and maintain a close working partnership with parents/carers and other significant people in the lives of children, in order to promote their best interests and ensure positive outcomes.

  11. To ensure that staff are familiar with and adhere to the care plans as agreed for the children in the home.

  12. To ensure that guidelines for the administration and safe keeping of Medication are made available to all members of staff and that these are adhered to.

  13. To be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operational management of the home.

  14. Ensure that the Home is maintained in good repair and liaise with appropriate personnel who have responsibility for carrying out such work. Including that Health and Safety legislation and Development Guidelines are met within the environment of the home.

  15. Promote a positive image of the home by creating an environment which echoes the vision of Therapeutic Communities.

  16. Be responsible for oversight of appropriate recording systems.

Other tasks:

  • To maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.

  • To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility

  • of this job.

  • To provide suitable on-call arrangements on occasions when there are no managers on the premises.

General Statement

Motherwell Care Ltd is committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This list of duties and responsibilities is by not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as reasonably required. It may be amended from time to time, to take account of changing trends in social care relevant legislation, together with Employment Law.


The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time.


Equal Opportunities

The company supports Equal Opportunities (EO) in Employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds such as colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age. You are expected to comply at all times to the Company EO Policy and Guide to Equality document. The above job description forms part of your Main Terms and Conditions of Employment.


The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall objectives of Motherwell Care Ltd.

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