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Deputy Manager




Children's Home, March W, Cambridgeshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£25,000 - £28,000 per annum


40 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We want you to get off to the best start with us so we are giving you £250 when you first start with us and then when you are settled in in 6 months’ time we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work!

We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy Manager at our children’s home based in March. 

Duties will include:-

  • To deputise for the manager in their absence
  • Act as a deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for the home. 
  • Supporting the manager to run a successful staff team and in all day to day operations of the home
  • Assist the manager team with the supervisions of junior staff
  • Inducting new staff into the homes procedures 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 the manager 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
  • Support the manager with all aspects of administration of the home including, payroll, finance, Health, Safety and Fire, appraisals etc
  • Support and encourage educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting.

A Level 3 in Children and Young People qualification is essential for this role and you will also be required to work towards a QCF Diploma level 5.  Candidates must have at least 2 years experience of working in a senior position within a residential children's home.

Due to the location of the home near March, you would need to be a driver and have your own car.

A family is 24/7 and so are we. We use a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need.  As a Deputy Manager in our Home you can expect to work 4 out of 7 days per week on a rota system; on average you will have 12 days off over a 28 day roster.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

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.

In Priory's East of England region we have a number of sites offering an integrated programme of education, care and therapy for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties compounded by complex learning difficulties including Autism. Our home has been rated outstanding with Ofsted for a number of consecutive years.

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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 may be requested prior to interview for 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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