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Deputy Manager




Talocher Farmhouse

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £25,191 plus £40 sleep in allowance


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our children's home in Monmouth are looking for a Deputy Manager to support with day to day care for our Young People.  This role will also include supporting our young people in activities, encouraging them to join local clubs, ensuring all health needs are met, supporting them in education, increasing self esteem and equipping them with the knowledge and ability to keep themselves safe.

Priory Education and Children's Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK.  With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Working as part of the team, you will ensure the home is kept to a good standard in all aspects of housekeeping.

As a Deputy Manager, you’ll be doing the following:

  • Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
  • To assist the management team with the supervisions of junior staff
  • Inducting new staff into the homes procedure and culture
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs
  • Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
  • Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans
  • Support young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour
  • You will be assigned a key child and play a pivotal role in their day to day life including attending reviews and liaising with external agencies
  • Support and encourage educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting.

Talocher Farmhouses are registered Children’s Homes which can accommodate a maximum of Eight young people of either gender usually ranging in age from 8-18yrs. Talocher places high value on relationships between young people and staff and it is these relationships that are central to the work that is undertaken with the young people.

What we would like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs to those who we support
  • Strong " can do" attitude
  • NVQ/Diploma L3 Health & Social Care/Children's Residential homes is essential
  • NVQ /Diploma L5 Leadership and Management for residential child care is not essential and training will be offered to complete this
  • Relevant experience in a children's residential child care setting is essential and experience of leading teams/individuals in a supervisory capacity is preferred however not essential where there is sustained experience in shift leading and planning
  • If you are passionate, dedicated, devoted and able to see the possibilities of all our exceptional learners we would like to hear from you.

Due to the nature of this job role, the successful candidate will need to be a car driver with a full clean driving license and access to your own vehicle.


As a Deputy Manager in our home you should be happy to work a shift rota system.

Benefits when you join us:

  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Priory Group Pension
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Reduced price Gym membership
  • Gourmet Society Card
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Online benefits portal and high street store cashback rewards
  • Priory Group Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported.

What’s next?

To apply, just click the link below. Our application form captures information to help keep children safe so thank you for taking the time to complete it.

If you have questions and want to find out more please contact Claire or Jayne on 01952 432660 between the hours 9-5pm (Mon-Fri)

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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