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Deputy Manager




Children's Home, Ipswich, Suffolk

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£25,000 - £28,000 per annum


40 hours per week (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm with some evenings and weekends)

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 staff in the sector.

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!*

The successful candidate will be a key member of our team providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people.  Through a creative and caring approach you will build good relationships with both service users and their families supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible.  Both person centred care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role so energy and initiative is vital.

The Deputy Manager duties will include:

  • Supporting the Registered Manager in the management of operations in order to ensure the smooth running of the living and learning environment
  • Ensuring that the programme of care and the environment comply with statutory regulations and quality standards
  • Overseeing the effective implementation of care and independence programmes for our young people through the effective line management of the staff team, and manage shift patterns on a rota basis.

A QCF Diploma level 3 in a relevant care/children & young people related area is desirable, with a requirement to work towards QCF Diploma level 5.


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

Our children's home is a therapeutic home for up to 5 young people, age 11-18, who have a variety of diagnosis including PTSD, attachment issues, eating disorder, depression and often display self-harming and risk taking behaviours. We have an experienced team inclusive of mental health nurses and psychotherapist, that provide mental health support on site, utilising a secure base model of care.

The overall focus of the home is to achieve positive outcomes for young people; we do this though personalised care planning, creating positive attachments, consistent key working, engaging in community based activities and building on their life skills. In addition to this we used varying observation levels, restricted items and nursing workshops to improve the mental health of the young people

Our children's home provides care and support to children and young people that require mental health assessment and intervention.  We utilise the secure base model of Care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  We have an experienced team inclusive of Mental Health Nurses.  We offer therapy and education on site.  The overall focus of the home is to achieve positive outcomes for young people, we do this through multi agency working, personalised care planning and creating positive attachments.

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.

*Current employees and agency referrals not eligible for joining bonus.

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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