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Children's Residential Portfolio Lead (Woking) - SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

Date Posted: May 07, 2023
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The starting salary for this role is £32,798 per annum for working 36 hours per week based at one of our Children's Residential homes in the Woking area. Our home provides specialist care and support for children and young people with autism and learning disabilities.

This role requires someone who can work flexibly and for this commitment we will reward you with an ADDITIONAL 50% of pay for all waking night shifts worked between the hours of 8pm - 8am, as well as any hours worked on weekends and bank holidays.

As a Portfolio Lead in our Residential Service you will provide pivotal support to our deputy home managers and the staff and team around the children and young people we support. You will lead the way in improving outcomes and ensuring that our home is a safe and nurturing environment where our children and young people can thrive.

This is a unique role where you will be at the forefront of working directly with children and young people through a mixture of individual and group interventions., whilst also working strategically to lead and develop you team and to support high quality practice within our home. The care and support that we provide must be purposeful, create a positive impact and engage our children and young people, taking into consideration the following when making care recommendations:

  • Views, wishes and feelings
  • Education
  • Enjoyment and achievement
  • Health and well-being
  • Positive relationships
  • Safety and protection

About you:

We are looking for an individual who can join our service to confidently lead our home and inspire the children young people and staff within it. You will support the home by providing expert advice and creative opportunities to access resources that enhance the purpose and well-being of our children and young people within the parameters of national guidance, standards and regulations associated with statutory residential children's services.

At the heart of this role is a strong commitment to building successful working relationships not just with our children, young people and their families but with other organisations too. By connecting and collaborating via a multiagency approach together we can provide effective intervention and care to support our children and young people in a safe and meaningful way and you will be at the fore of driving those collaborations for the benefit of the home and all within it.

In return for your expertise, commitment and experience we will enable your ongoing learning and development through a culture of high support and high challenge, and access to a range of learning and development activities including Restorative Approaches, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Behaviour Support. We also support staff to obtain a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Care (if not already held).

To apply and be considered for the role of Portfolio Lead, your application will clearly evidence:

  • A Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, or equivalent
  • Your ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with children, adolescents, their families and professionals
  • An applied knowledge of contextual children's safeguarding and associated issues
  • Proven experience of interagency working
  • Demonstrable competence in effective assessment, risk management and strengths-based care planning
  • Experience of delivering statutory childcare services including the residential care of children and knowledge of the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards
  • Commitment to working flexibly

If you are a current deputy home manager looking to take the next step in your career or are looking for a new role within a committed and ambitious local authority, then we would love to hear from you!

The job advert closes at 23:59 on the 14th May 2023.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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    Jun 04, 2023

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