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Deputy Manager




Children's Home, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£25,000 - £28,000 per annum


39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We currently have a vacancy at our children's home in Wisbech for a Deputy 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:

  • To support the teams and personally manage and resolve behaviour issues or sensitive pastoral situations of young people
  • Ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are followed.
  • Informing senior management on issues where appropriate. 
  • Acting as a positive role model, provide leadership, and line management, and using own expertise for care teams contributing to their performance and professional development. 
  • Managing and supporting staff through effective performance management to maintain effective professional relationships with young people and related services. 

You will also undertake on call duties and manage the home in the absence of the Registered Manager.

An NVQ 4 in relevant care/children and young people related area or a Diploma in Social Work or equivalent is required for this post. 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:

  • Previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour
  • 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

  • Reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Commitment to your on-going training and career progression
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support.

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.

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 care homes, at Aspris Education & Children's services we support young people aged 5 to 25 years to achieve their aspirations, no matter what their challenges may be. We believe that every young person deserves the right care, support and education that equips them for a brighter future.


Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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