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Registered Manager **£1,000 Welcome Bonus**




Children's Home, Meopham, Kent

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £38,000 per annum plus up to £7,500 bonus scheme


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are searching for our next inspirational leader for the post of OFSTED Registered Manager at our Children’s Residential Home in Meopham.

This is a chance for a strong, energetic leader to shape the future direction of the home.

This position will attract a welcome bonus of £1,000 (terms and conditions apply).

We are seeking an experienced OFSTED Registered Manager to lead our service.  We can offer a competitive package for the right candidate.  We have high ambitions, an honest approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.  We are committed to delivering individualised care to meet people’s needs and committed to providing the best possible care and support.

Our home in Meopham is an OFSTED registered Children’s Home based in Meopham that meets the needs of young people who have complex social, psychological and behavioural difficulties between the ages of 9 – 18 years.

We require a skilled leader who can demonstrate substantial experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour and mental health issues.  Our new leader must be prepared to work hard and build a committed team through this period of growth and development.

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Places high quality outcomes at the heart of everything in the residential home
  • Is committed to quality improvements and is adept at using data to monitor and review success across all aspects of the home
  • Understands the importance of providing flexible and personalised packages to meet the needs of every young person
  • Has strong communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Has successful experience of working in partnership with local authorities, parents and other stakeholders
  • Is experienced in managing staff and challenging them to achieve the highest quality
  • Has good commercial understanding with experience in managing a budget and able to lead the strategic development of your service.

In return you will benefit from:-

  • A happy home with a most positive ethos
  • Support from experienced Senior Managers who line manage the children’s home managers
  • Excellent opportunities within the Priory group
  • Regular opportunities to reflect on wider professional issues with colleagues in similar services
  • A generous remuneration package.

Priory Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

The successful application will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and OFSTED registration. To apply, click apply now to complete the online application form and we'll be in touch.

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

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*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

Division DBS info


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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