Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager – OFSTED Children’s Residential Home – £30,000 – £36,000 Based in Leicester

An empathetic and proactive Deputy Manager is sought to a assist in the smooth running of a children’s homes, The provider is a well established children’s service with multiple OFSTED regulated locations under their banner. .

The ultimate responsibility of the position is to ensure excellent outcomes for the young people residing in the home which caters for Multiple Children with Emotional Behavioural needs whilst ensuring the highest standards of compliance in line with Ofsted regulation.

Role Responsibilities:

To support the home manager in undertaking the following responsibilities or in their absence to take on the management of the home and be directly responsible for these;

  • To provide leadership and management of the home.
  • To maintain an in-depth knowledge of The Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards, the Children Act, other relevant legislation and guidance and company policy and procedure.
  • To safeguard and promote the wellbeing of the resident young people.
  • To manage the homes staff team.
  • To manage a quality service aiming to achieve a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating.
  • To provide a therapeutic environment that promotes and supports children / young people’s recovery from their abusive and traumatic life experiences.
  • To represent the home to outside agencies and ensure compliance with the statutory requirements imposed by them and requirements of commissioners.
  • To work with the wider management team to contribute to the planning and development of the group and to provide management support to other areas of the service where required.
  • To maintain occupancy levels that are both commensurate with the business needs of the service and needs of the young people placed.

Personal Attributes

  • Enthusiastic, resilient and good with people.
  • Ability to inspire, develop, grow and lead exceptional teams.
  • Have good judgement about when to act to ensure the safety of others and to seek advice from others.
  • Ability to apply and maintain appropriate professional boundaries, standards and values in practice.
  • Self disciplined.
  • Self awareness and ability to reflect on own practice and that of others.
  • Child focused
  • Motivation/ desire to improve the lives of children and young people.
  • Psychologically minded- ability to look beyond behaviour and understand causes and meaning.
  • Ability to accept guidance and direction from senior managers

DESIRABLE Qualifications

  • Level 3 Diploma Residential child care or equivalent. Essential.
  • Level 5 Leadership and management in Residential Childcare, Desirable.
  • Therapy or therapeutic care qualification – Desirable

For further information about the position and the organisation please apply today.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Home Manager

Home Manager – Residential childrens Home

based in Ealing – £40,000 – £50,000 PA plus bonus

Full Job Description

A well-established children’s service provider is seeking a Registered Children’s Home Manager in Leicester

They look after children with EBD from 4 – 14

This well-established provider is seeking someone with a passion for excellence, who has a forward-thinking approach to help ensure the home’s success, and who is focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for the children in the homes’ care. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the service and enjoy the rewards of its success.

The ideal candidate will be Ofsted registered or working for a semi-independent provider and hold a NVQ Level 3 – 5 in Children’s & Young People services and or level 5 in leadership & management.

They would also be happy to speak with a Deputy Manager with lots of experience and level 3 who is ready to move up. The salary range is dependent on this experience and qualifications.

The professional duties of a Registered Manager shall include but are not limited to:

Recruitment and leadership

  • To provide effective leadership and management of the residential home
  • Recruit, induct and train new staff Safeguarding
  • Manage and safeguard the children and young people and promote their wellbeing
  • Ensure that the highest possible standards of physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural care are maintained within the home at all times.
  • Create a culture and ethos where the complex needs of each young person are met.
  • To ensure the promotion of education, physical health and emotional well-being of the young people.


  • Supporting the directors and Responsible Individual to achieve registration or maintain or improve a good rating with OFSTED.
  • Manage the Home and ensure the efficient operation of the service in accordance with the relevant legislation, procedures, policies and the Statement of Purpose for the home.
  • Achieve a quality service; aiming to achieve a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating (linked to performance bonus).
  • Managing and supporting the homes staff team, providing supervision on a regular basis, assessing staff performance and providing some training.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Safeguarding Legislation and Procedures the Children Act, other relevant legislation and guidance and company policy and procedure.
  • To ensure recommendations or requirements from inspection reports and Regulation 44 reports are addressed and resolved within designated timescales
  • Provide written reports for reviews, case conferences and other meetings requested by Senior Staff. Ensure that relevant actions identified at such meetings are implemented.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of 18 months experience in a position relevant to the residential care of children
  • At least 1 year in a role supervising and managing staff
  • NVQ Level 3 In Children and Young Peoples work force
  • LEVEL 3 – 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) or working towards.
  • Recent experience working either as a Registered Manager or as a Children’s Home Deputy Manager.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Monday to Friday 9 – 5


  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift


Packaging Development Manager – Manufacturing

Packaging Development Manager

Leicester based FMCG business

Our clients are looking for a Packaging Development Manager to join their NPD Team working closely with major retailers in the UK.

  • Working closely with the Head of NPD
  • Create and work to a packaging innovation strategy
  • Tracking current & future trends within packaging
  • Reviewing and analysing current sustainability targets for packaging to achieve set and agreed targets
  • Challenge current thinking
  • Packaging innovation
  • Lead and inspire cross-functional teams
  • Strong levels of collaboration and creativity

Who are we looking for:

  • Packaging expert with qualifications within packaging technologies
  • Experience in packaging roles for food manufacturing
  • Understanding of packaging equipment capabilities, key materials and print processes
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part a team
  • Highly motivated individual
  • Strong interpersonal, communication & relationship building skills
  • Target driven, good working under pressure
  • Multi-tasking and multi-project working
  • Strong commercial acumen

BPSS are acting as a recruitment business for this role.