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Assistant Team Manager - Children's Home
 
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Assistant Team Manager - Children's Home
Salary - £37,842 - £40,728 | Based in Teddington | Permanent  | 36 hours per week 

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
Achieving for Children are opening a children’s home. This is an exciting new service due to open in the next coming months.

As the Children’s Home Assistant Team Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring children living in the home are safeguarded at all times.
  • Assist with leading, managing and motivating a team ensuring the service provided is consistent, effective and delivers positive outcomes.
  • To assist the Registered Manager in achieving the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose.
  • To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager.
  • To support and manage the staff to enable them to meet the needs of the children and young people.
  • To work to a shift system over a seven day working week including weekends, bank holidays and other celebratory occasions and cover sleep in duties.
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government.
To find out more about us click here.

About you
To be Assistant Team Manager in our children’s home for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • Hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or hold an equivalent qualification
  • Experience of working in a position in the residential care of children.
  • Substantial experience supervising or managing staff working in a care role.
  • Good problem solving skills and a structured approach to tasks.
  • Ability to relate successfully to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and build productive relationships and network effectively.
  • Excellent organisational, written, numerical and IT skills.
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our Role Profile and Job Pack

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Hannah Phillips, Registered Manager for an informal discussion, on hannah.phillips@achievingforchildren.org.uk. 

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants
Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:
  • increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic
  • the need to support more vigilant public health measures.
We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
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