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Registered Manager




Children's Home, Weeley, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£38,000 - £48,000 per annum


40 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We currently have a vacancy at our children's home in Clacton on Sea for a Registered Manager.

You will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people. Key accountabilities for this role will be to take overall responsibility for the management and leadership of the Children's home as the Registered Manager in charge, promoting high standards of care in line with our regulatory bodies. 

*This position will attract a welcome bonus of £1,000 (terms and conditions apply) and a Relocation package is available if you are looking to move to Essex.

As a Registered Manager you will ensure young people receive excellent levels of emotional and physical care, within a home that offers a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment with a staff team that is supportive, and enabling, providing opportunities and experiences to instil positive values and reaffirm the importance of children enjoying a childhood. To lead and manage both employees and resources to ensure high standards of service are achieved within the home, exceeding regulatory standards. You will also manage the budge of the home and ensure the business remains viable and to meet and exceed the key performance indicators for people, quality and performance. 

You will have a sound working knowledge of the statutory requirements associated with the residential care of young people.  This will include Children's Homes Regulations, Health and Safety legislation etc.

For this role you will need to have

  • A management qualification of at least or equivalent to Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social care for Children and Young People.
  • Must have completed the full registration process and declared fit by Ofsted.
  • Have proven people management skills within a residential setting including motivating, directing, delegating.
  • Proven organisational skills and financial management skills.
  • At least 2 years experience in a managerial role within a children's residential setting.
  • The role holder will be required to hold a current UK driving licence and undergo certified and mandatory training.

What we’d like from you:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Full driving licence
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude

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.

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

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

Priory Education and Children's Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behaviour 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. 

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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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