Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Registered Manager. The White House is a 3 bedroom residential home for young people aged 8-18. The White House accommodates both male and female residents on a planned admission basis.
We offer a residential care service tailored to meet individual needs where children can develop confidence and flourish.
You will manage an experienced staff team of 11 (including an administrator) working closely with Education, Health and other agencies. These links are essential in achieving the effective provision of care to the children who live at the White House. You will work closely with the social work teams to ensure effective planning for children.
You will make decisions and contribute to work which extends across the Children and Families Services. Negotiation is required with all social work teams, finance, media, HR recruitment, contracts and legal. You will communicate with teams at all levels with respect to individual children and legal or regulatory issues.
You will ensure all team requirements are met regarding:
- Workforce development
- Performance management
- Compliance with statutory guidance and local policies and procedures
- Quality improvements
- Budget management
What you’ll need to succeed
You will be a confident and competent leader with a Social Work Diploma/Degree/MSc (or equivalent) and be registered with Social Work England. You will have a strong proven background of working with children in residential care settings as well as a sound knowledge of Safeguarding, including LADO processes.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.
To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” and the ‘How to Apply’ to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.