Salary: Salary based on qualifications and experience

Position: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Positions available: 1

Closing date: 21st October 2021

Registered Manager – Children’s Home

Permanent, Full Time Post

Starting salary of £40,000 per annum dependent on experience & qualifications

Due to up and coming expansion, rewarding opportunities have arisen and we are currently looking for Registered Managers for our Therapeutic Children’s Homes who are keen for a new and exciting role.

Competitive Starting Salary of £40,000 per annum. We offer 36 days paid annual leave per year and a loyalty scheme which rewards you with extra annual leave following 2 years of service.

Channels & Choices is an award winning, dynamic company specialising in children’s residential care, Fostering and Education based in South East Kent. OFSTED judge our services as ‘Outstanding’

The role of a Registered Manager is the person with overall responsibility for day to day management of the Children’s Home and is accountable for the delivery of a high quality of service provision, incorporating care, welfare, safety and security of all children and young people in their care in order for them to achieve a secure base. Supporting, leading and managing a team of staff who will provide protection and support the children with their physical, psychological, emotional & social development.

Person Specification


  • Due to Ofsted Regulations, all employees in our Residential Service must be over 21 years of age;
  • Experience of working in a Senior or Strategic Role within a children’s residential care setting
  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Service or equivalent
  • GCSE in Maths and English at C Grade of above
  • Physically fit
  • Resilient, enthusiastic and motivated person
  • Proven ability to lead staff teams and line management experience, including supervisions
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Calm, approachable manner, adaptable and non-judgemental
  • Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational skill
  • Knowledge of Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Ability to drive and holds a current driving licence


  • NVQ or Diploma Level 5 in Leadership & Management in Residential Children’s Services or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a Deputy Manager or Registered Manager role in a Residential Children’s Care Setting
  • Social Work Qualification of Equivalent
  • Any relevant or transferrable skills, such as First Aid trained
  • Knowledge of the Children Act & Children’s Homes Regulations
  • Understanding and knowledge of Therapeutic Approach to Childcare

We are looking for candidates who have proven managerial skills in a Residential Care Setting and are passionate about improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people. We are an activity based company and promote the well-being of our young people through a wide and varied programme of activities, sports and hobbies.

Channels & Choices is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of right to work in the UK.

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