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Deputy Manager




Woodbury House, Hereford HR1

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£23,127 - £23,478 (DOE) + £2,100 - £4,900 annual sleep in allowance


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people in this sector.

Our children's home in Hereford are recruiting for a committed Deputy Manager to join their supportive team. 

The successful candidate will provide residential care for up to 7 young people ranging in age from 13 - 17 years old.  Woodbury House prides itself on the outcomes that it has achieved for all the young people.  Staff work hard in building up relationships and this is done by being fair with all and putting firm boundaries in place so that young people understand that poor actions and decisions will be challenged and positive actions and decisions will be rewarded.

Our aim is to bring about the best in every young person to enable them to achieve positive experiences and progress according to their own individual abilities.  The desired outcome is for our young people to achieve success in accredited qualifications and to gain increased levels of independence to enable them to maximise their strengths, abilities and ambitions.

Role duties will include:

  • Under the direction of the Registered House Manager, you will lead our team of support workers and enable the delivery of care and education to all the students and young people
  • You will effectively guide and manage the team and ensure that the service complies with local procedures and corporate policy, statutory regulations and quality standards
  • Attending and leading meetings within the home and with external agencies associated with the care of our young people
  • Robust understanding of Safeguarding and child protection
  • Financial viability and handling of site funds
  • Report writing and comprehensive assessment Care plans, behaviour plans, risk assessment, daily observations, monthly review reports, absence and incident records.

What we would like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs ot those who we support
  • Strong " can do" attitude
  • An NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Health & Social Care/Children's Residential homes is essential
  • An NVQ/Diploma Level 5 in Leadership and Management for residential child care is not essential but training will be provided to complete this award
  • Essential relevant experience in a children's residential child care setting
  • Experience of leading teams and individuals in a supervisory capacity is preferred however not essential where there is sustained experience in shift leading and planning.

If you are passionate, dedicated, devoted and able to see the possibilities of all our exceptional learners, we would love to hear from you!

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Build your career with Aspris; rewards and recognition schemes in place for ongoing service.

You can be part of something special

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


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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