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Assistant Manager




Children's Home West View Homes, Hampshire, SO40

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£21,000 - £24,000 depending on experience


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our young people need something special.  Your commitment, care, empathy and understanding.

We currently have an Assistant Manager opportunity which is to cover support across two homes that are based on the same campus, Home Farm and West View.

As an Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for helping the Registered Manager run the home, providing day to day care for our young people, supporting them in activities, education and statutory meetings relating to their time in residential care.  Working as a team, you will ensure the home is kept to a good standard in all aspects of house-keeping.  Also ensuring everyone feels valued and respected.

Experience of working within a Residential Childcare setting or working with young people with challenging behaviour is essential.  All staff undertake relevant training to support with their progression within the business.  A key aspect of the role is being able to think on your feet and be adaptable to different situations as they arise.  When working in a children's home no two days are ever the same.

The successful candidate will need to have held a driving license for at least three years and have no more than six points.

This role is to start as soon as possible. 

This role is 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday with an on call responsibility however there may be times when you will be required to work evening and weekend shifts when the need arises.

Your Benefits

  • Sleep-in allowance of £35.00
  • 33 days annual leave, company pension scheme plus a great benefits package
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face to face training and CPD planning
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage.

Priory Lyndhurst education and residential care offers a unique integration of education, care and therapy to young people aged 7 to 19 with complex needs, some of whom may also be on the autistic spectrum. All of the roles require passion and enthusiasm, excellent communications skills, high levels of self-motivation and the necessary drive and commitment to support our young people to achieve. In return we offer highly competitive packages, professional support and training opportunities to progress in a hard working, thriving environment.

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 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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