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Registered Manager

Social Care

Children's Services

Wigan Council

Ladies Lane

You will be required to work flexibly

Salary: Grade 10, £36,876 - £40,760 per annum.

37 hours per week

Your role:

We have a vision for Wigan Borough to be a confident place with confident people. This means helping all our children and young people become resilient and self reliant adults. To achieve this vision we know that we need to work with our young people, to transform our services, create opportunities for them and help them to flourish as confident adults in a place they can belong.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our residential service as the registered manager of one of our respite homes for children between the ages of 8 years to 18 You will lead the team to ensure the delivery of outstanding residential respite is achieved to children young people in your care.
You will be responsible for a large team of residential staff, which will provide a range of creative support for children with complex needs.

About you:

You will be a committed, passionate individual with a proven track record of improving outcomes for the most vulnerable children with complex needs. You will have a solution-focused positive attitude and hold an appropriate professional based qualification to be registered with Ofsted.

You will be part of a high functioning team and will passionately lead our ambitious service offer to improve outcomes for children accessing respite care.

You will be flexible in your approach and required to work evenings, weekends on a rota basis.

You must have a minimum of two years’ experience working with children in a residential setting (within the last 5 years) and at least one year working at a supervisory level. You will have experience in supervising, guiding and supporting staff, managing budgets and completing detailed and analytical reports.

You will have a thorough knowledge of The Children’s Home’s Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards, as well as The Children’s Act 1989 and all other relevant legislation and guidance, to operate the home to a Good/Outstanding Ofsted grading

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

Children Services in Wigan are good, with an ambition to be outstanding. The Deal and the Deal for Children and Young People outlines our ambition to transform our service to be asset based, with the child and family at the centre and drive our vision to support all children in Wigan become confident resilient adults.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Steve Swinhoe on 07825257163 or email

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DBS Applicant Information
Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018
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Interview date: Tuesday 29 September 2020

Interviews will take place remotely

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application deadline

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27th Sep 2020

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