We are looking for a highly motivated aspirational leader to work at Minster View. Minster View is based in Southwell, Nottinghamshire and is part of an overall Children and Families Strategy within Nottinghamshire's Residential Child Care provision. Minster View offers 52 week residential provision for 7 children between the ages of 7 and 18 and short term breaks provision for another 5 aged between 4 and 18. It can also provide day care.
If you are the person we are looking for, you will embrace the opportunity to change the lives of children and young people who access Minster View. All the children and young people who access Minster View have a significant learning disability and associated challenging behaviours. All the children and young people that we look after at Minster View attend special schools.
The successful candidate will lead in developing and implementing the philosophy of the home, contribute to the development of services for children, young people and families and participate in reviewing the effectiveness, quality and equality of service delivery.
To achieve this, we are committed to recruiting an inspirational, creative, passionate and resilient leader who, like us, believes that change is always possible. You will need to believe that each child and young person who receives a service from us has the right to grow, develop, enjoy new opportunities and achieve positive outcomes becoming valued and valuable individuals.
You need to possess passion for the voice of children and young people to be heard. You must have vision, empathy and humour and be able to ensure that the care, safety, development, support and well-being of children and young people is at the heart of everything you do. Whether they are residential or short breaks, you will make sure our children and young people benefit from high levels of emotional, health and physical care.
You will be able to evidence in your application form your understanding of the full responsibilities of meeting the relevant regulations and standards as a Registered Care Manager.
You will lead a large team of residential and support staff. Part of your role will be in working in partnership with other agencies and being involved in attending strategy events and working corporately with senior managers in the organisation.
You will have had a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a residential setting, and three years within a managerial position. You will hold the QCF level 5 Diploma in leadership and management for Residential Childcare or a social work qualification and a leadership and management qualification equivalent to level 5. We will accept candidates with a social work qualification only, but you will be expected to undertake the level 5 Diploma within a year of your start of employment.
As an employee of Nottinghamshire County Council, you’ll benefit from a comprehensive induction programme and access to significant training, supervision and development opportunities. You will receive supervision from a senior manager regularly. You will join a team of supportive, enthusiastic care workers, and an organisation dedicated to your career progression.
Family friendly policies, including flexible working and a generous annual leave entitlement, will help you achieve the perfect work life balance needed to reach your full potential. You will have access to an employee counselling service, childcare vouchers and a career break scheme.
For an informal discussion please contact Helen Daft on 07557220459.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
This vacancy is closed to applications.