Registered Manager Children’s Home

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade K (40-41) £48,474 - £49,498
  • Location: Cherry Road Residential Home
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 31/03/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: CSC/24/270205

Sefton is a diverse, ambitious local authority and Children’s Services is on an exciting improvement journey. We are an innovative, forward-thinking place to work and our workforce are caring and welcoming people, committed to making a difference to the lives of our children, young people and families.

We looking to hire a Registered Manager for a Children’s Home in Sefton. The home has recently been refurbished and is registered with Ofsted to provide accommodation for three children/young people who may have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.

You will have overall management and responsibility for the home, including staff and children with the freedom to hire your own team and make the job your own.

We are looking for a talented and highly skilled individual to join our team in Children’s Services and #MakeADifference to children, young people and families.

You will be expected to manage, develop and lead the Children’s home and deliver the highest levels of care and support to children, providing childcare that is focused on obtaining the best outcomes for each child in the home.

We know that any candidate who meets our requirements will be highly sought after and we want to make this position as attractive as possible to prospective candidates.

Our offer to you:

  • Being part of the established, caring, and welcoming Team Sefton
  • Freedom to hire your own team and mould the role alongside us
  • Access to good quality, reflective supervision
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Partnership with Research in Practice, providing access to online webinars, podcasts and materials linked to the latest research and policy updates to support your CPD and inform evidence-based reports
  • 28 days annual leave rising to 32 days with 5 years continual service and 8 bank holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave
  • Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles
  • Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services
  • Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues including CBT sessions
  • Commitment to supporting your emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Relocation packages as appropriate

What we want from you:

  • NVQ Level 5 Leadership & Management for children’s residential childcare or the willingness to complete this
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a residential child care setting in the last 5 years
  • Minimum of 1 years Supervisory experience in a residential childcare setting.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and the Quality Standards.
  • A committed professional who places children at the heart of their practice

Here in Sefton, we have high aspirations for our children and young people; we want them to be heard, happy, healthy, and given wonderful opportunities to achieve. We want the same for our employees – our people, who are one of our most important assets. Our aim is to attract the best practitioners to Sefton, for them to enjoy their work and choose to progress their careers here.

So now you’ve heard all about us, we would love to hear about you!

If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact your new service manager, Sophie Thomson on 07929 742 688 or

Equal Opportunities


Sefton Council strives to ensure that our workforce is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations, and we are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential. We are always open to learning and growing as an organisation, and we welcome new ideas and initiatives that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer; all candidates will receive equal treatment. Our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.


Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

If you are currently in care or have previously been in care, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for care experienced people if you meet the essential requirements for the role.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.

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