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Registered Manager - Adult Care




Arden Care & College, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0TZ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


up to £30,000


40 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 staff in the sector.

Arden College is a specialist college for students aged 16-25 with autism, complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviours. .

We are looking for a Registered Manager with a Level 5 Diploma Leadership and Management qualification to join our service. As part of our service we are looking for a new member of the team to manage adult residential care provision in the Southport area, where young adults reside whilst attending the college setting. The residential provision is part of a wider cluster of services including a Specialist College and eight residential homes which specialise in educating and caring for young people with Autism and learning difficulties. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a strong leader who is passionate about improving and supporting the lives of the young people we educate and care for.

We will be offering a fantastic £3000 bonus for this role to get you off to the best start with us.*

You will have:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience of running a successful residential provision and have a strong back ground in working with people with Autism and learning difficulties.
  • Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the needs and daily challenges faced by the young people we care for and your focus will be on protection and safety of our young people and staff members.
  • Be able to demonstrate your leadership and decision making skills and will have strong experience of managing large numbers of staff successfully.
  •  An enthusiastic leader with the skills to be able to motivate your staff team to gain the best outcomes for the young people in your care.


  • To competently complete the registration process and become the Registered Manager.
  • Establish and maintain standards and monitor the delivery of high quality, person centred care to young people referred to our service in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain good practice in accordance with the CQC Standards and know how to implement them in a professional manner in the service.
  • Proactively lead the staff team consistently in conjunction with the deputy manager and seniors with the aim of creating and delivering a safe and warm environment in which Young People can achieve the positive outcomes.
  • Provide professional supervision for all staff, some of which is delegated through other senior staff, to aid their development, learning and understanding of their role, provide constructive criticism and contribute to regular appraisals.
  • Contribute to the recruitment process including short listing for interviews and undertaking membership of the interview panel.
  • Be pro-active in organising visits, forwarding appropriate material to referring authorities and families.
  • Represent when Social Workers or commissioning officers visit.
  • Be prepared to facilitate inspections at any time answering questions in a professional manner and providing requested material.
  • Willingness to carry out all health and safety requirements for the provision.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or to arrange a visit please contact Siobhan Partington on 01704 534433

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. 

Your Benefits

  • 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

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 colleagues are not eligible for the 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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