Deputy Manager
May 13, 2024

Deputy Manager

£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Earley, RG6
Full Time , Permanent

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Salary: £35k to £40k + Bonus (Depending on experience and successful Ofsted inspections)

Hours: 40 hours

Work Base: Residential Childrens Home located in Earley, Reading, RG6.

At Storyy Group we believe that every child deserves a champion who will ensure that each one of our children has a brighter future.

To make this dream a reality we provide residential care, semi-independent accommodation, alternate school provision and positive pathways for children and young people.

We have a number of bases across Berkshire including primary and secondary alternate provision sites, creative arts, boxing, and construction in addition to children’s homes and supported accommodation.

We work with local authorities, schools, parents, and carers to engage children and young people in learning, positive activities, and pathways for their future. We give them the support and tools they need to write their own Storyy.

Key Objectives

  • To enrich the lives of children in our care, helping them create a brighter future in a safe, homely, fun, and nurturing environment.
  • To work closely with and support the Registered Manager with all aspects of the provision within the nominated setting.
  • To ensure effective consultation with children, staff, and all other stakeholders to support the development and maintenance of a safe and nurturing culture in line with the organisational core values and regulatory requirements
  • To fully understand and to comply with, local and organisational procedures for
  • promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults
  • To be a positive leader and role model, to portray a professional image and build positive relationships with all children in your care and other professionals
  • To ensure that all matters relating to child protection are managed in line with current legislation, national standards, and best safeguarding practice.
  • Ensure full compliance with the Children Homes Regulations and Quality Standards (2015), and compliance with any other regulatory expectations, being mindful of the content of the Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SSCIF)

Day to day responsibilities

  • To effectively manage staff alongside the Registered Manager, including regular supervision meetings and annual appraisal. Monitor staff performance and follow due process if there are concerns regarding any staff members performance.
  • To facilitate regular team briefings, meetings and training sessions ensuring regular cascading of information
  • To oversee a budget for the provision ensuring best value and appropriate records kept and passed as required to the Storyy Group finance lead.
  • Ensure appropriate and personalised target setting for all children, with impact reflected in clear reports for the local authority, which are sent on a regular basis.
  • Ensure robust on call processes are in place prioritising the safety of children and staff.
  • To support the Registered Manager with Ofsted inspections, or in the Managers absence facilitate inspections.
  • Manage all referrals for the provision in liaison with the Registered Manager, ensuring appropriate paperwork is in place and children are admitted into the provision in a timely manner.
  • Manage health & safety arrangements across the provision, including first aid arrangements, health and safety checks, risk management plans, risk assessments and any other requirement falling with health and safety legislation.
  • To lead on and model a range of behavioural intervention strategies based on the assessment of a child’s behaviour, this will include the development of Positive Behaviour Support plans.
  • To attend multi agency meetings as appropriate to share information.
  • To record appropriately and factually, ensuring staff keep children and young people’s files up to date.
  • To be aware of child safeguarding procedures and ensure that any concerns regarding abuse are immediately reported and recorded.
  • Contribute to safeguarding investigations and protection planning as needed and undertake all other duties as required in the capacity of Safeguarding Lead
  • To work as a positive role model and represent Storyy Group core values and behaviours, ensuring the work you are responsible for is in line with Storyy Group policies and procedures.
  • To comply with Storyy Group diversity & equality policy in every aspect of your work and positively promote the principles of these policies amongst colleagues, service users and other members of the community.
  • To comply with Storyy Group health and safety policy, data protection policy and to protect your own and others’ health, safety, and welfare.
  • To work flexibly as may be required by the needs of the service and perform any  other reasonable duties as required.
  • To be able to always evidence Storyy Group values, which are underpinned by Being people focused,Reflecting a ‘can do’ approach, Striving for excellence in everything we do and Having mutual respect for everyone we work with, work for and support through our services.
  • A strong commitment to always working within the bounds of the Data Protection Act and GDPR legislation
  • Such other duties as may from time to time be necessary, compatible with the nature of the post. It should be noted that the above list of main duties and responsibilities is not necessarily a complete statement of the final duties of the post. It is intended to give an overall view of the position and should be taken as guidance only.
  • To attend statutory meetings such as LAC reviews and PEP’s, representing Storyy group in a professional manner
  • To ensure the children’s care plans are being fulfilled
  • To create a safe, engaging home environment for the children

Scope of role

To respond to and support the local authority to fulfil their statutory obligations for each child within a residential setting. All employees working with children have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting their welfare.

Storyy Group is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children. We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment.

Safeguarding is defined as: “Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of ‘children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.

£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Earley, RG6
Employment type
Full Time , Permanent
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Company info

We work with local authorities, schools, teachers, parents and social-care institutes to engage young people in learning and put them on the path for an incredible future. By tapping into children’s interests, we’re able to better connect with them and engage them for longer – giving them the best possible chance of excelling.

We provide safe places on-site, offsite and residentially for young people in a variety of areas including – Offsite & onsite alternative provision, High quality residential and bespoke care packages and Transitions from registered care services onto semi independent and through to adulthood.

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