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Deputy Manager

Salary details: £26,470 - £29,055 plus relevant enhancements

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Ref: FAM 1123

Kirklees Council

Children and Families

Child Protection and Family Support

Place of Work: Copthorne House Children’s Home, Bradley Huddersfield


Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 30 December 2018

Provisional Interview Date:

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The homes operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week including Public Holidays. 

The Deputy Manager is responsible for the effective co-ordination of the service within a residential unit ensuring that a high quality service is provided to all children and young people within policy objectives and statutory requirements and Children’s Homes Regulations including Quality Standards.

You will be caring for young people accommodated who initially are unable to live within their own or alternative families due to the levels of identified risk involved i.e. being at risk of significant harm and neglect. The young people will exhibit level behavioural and emotional challenges.

Part of your role will be to develop positive working relationships with partner agencies and other services to provide the best possible outcomes for young people in our care.  You will also work towards ensuring that the young people’s needs are met and that they are supported to ensure they reach their full potential.

You must have proven experience of working in a setting relevant to children and young people, together with knowledge of relevant legislation, Quality Standards and Government guidelines relating to children and young people, particularly in a residential setting.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this job.  Please note that a conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile - this information needs to be inserted under the 'Relevant skills, experience and behaviours' section on the Application Form.  CV’s will not be accepted.