Deputy Residential Services Manager

Job details


Dawn House School, Helmsley Road, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0DQ


£28,767.51 (FTE: £32,365) to £30,223.44 (£34,003 FTE) dependant on experience plus sleep over allowance of £2,681.67 per annum.

Hours of work

Full time (35 hours a week) plus 7 sleep ins per 4 weeks



Closing date

June 3, 2024

This is a permanent, term-time only role (plus one week) working 35 hours per week with 7 sleep ins per 4 weeks.

Working Weeks and Holiday: 40 weeks per year (term time plus one week), plus 6.22 weeks paid leave.

Salary: £28,767.51 per annum (FTE: £32,365) plus sleep over allowance of £2,681.67 per annum.

We have an exciting opportunity for a caring and committed individual to join our Residential Care team at Dawn House School.

As a Deputy Residential Manager working in our school’s residential department, you will be an integral part of our fantastic team who put our pupils at the heart of everything we do as we work together with colleagues to maximise their children and young people’s life chances.

In the absence of the Residential Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of the residential department creating a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment. You will lead the residential staff to develop and run activities that are fun, whilst supporting skill development, ensuring the quality of care is maintained across all shifts.

We are looking for candidates:

· NVQ Level 3 in Caring for Children & Young People, or equivalent.

· Evidence of sustained participation in relevant training.

· A willingness to undertake training if not completed NVQ Level 5 for    Caring for Children & Young people, or equivalent.

· Who can motivate and work as part of a thriving team

· Significant experience in a residential child’s care setting at a senior level.

· Experience and knowledge of behaviour management and physical interventions.

· Experience in a leadership/managerial role within Residence.

· Experience of carrying out supervisions, staff management and inductions.

· That can manage a varied workload, problem solve whilst remaining calm under pressure

· With an understanding of safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures

Dawn House School can offer:

· An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation

· Speech and Language UK group pension scheme with Aviva. Employer contribution 4.5%, minimum employee contribution 3%. This is offered as a salary exchange arrangement.

· Excellent benefits package including Cycle to Work Scheme, Perkbox, Free annual flu vaccination for all Speech and Language UK employees. Please visit our website to find out more about us

Thank you for your interest in the above post, please find attached:

· Information about Dawn House and Speech and Language UK

· Job Description and Person Specification

· Terms and Conditions of Employment

· Application form

The closing date for this vacancy is 12pm, 3rd June 2024

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Niamh Ankers, Residential Services Manager on either email or 01623 795361.

Speech and Language UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We carry out appropriate vetting and verifications on all staff.

All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search covering content that is in the public domain.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education the successful candidate’s employment is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list check.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.