Operations Manager - Children's Residential Services

Iris Resourcing
£30,000 - £39,999
13 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An established provider of children’s residential services across the South West require an Operations / Service Director to manage, support and develop the growth of two homes and an associated school in the Devon / Somerset region. This service is currently rated ‘Good” by Ofsted.

Initially you will take the role as Registered Manager – with a view to taking on responsibility for the recruitment of a new Registered Manager role - and subsequently moving in to a more strategic Operations Director role.

This a newly created role due to growth of the organisation across the region and is an excellent opportunity for a Registered Manager with significant experience across the sector within EBD, who is looking for career opportunity – or an existing Operations / Service Manager / Director who is looking for a change and to work for an innovative and supportive employer.


  • To Initially take on Ofsted responsibility as Registered Manager (short term)
  • Support the recruitment of a new Registered Manager in to post
  • Coach, support and motivate the new Registered Manager to develop and enhance individual and team performance and to optimise service delivery.
  • Develop and deliver strategic plans to develop the Children's Homes business in line with strategic plans
  • Monitor quality and manage performance of operational delivery in the Children's Homes, ensuring that KPI, legislative and Children's Homes regulations requirements are met
  • Develop and maintain customer and account management relationships promoting the Children's Homes business with external stakeholders to maximise business opportunities
  • Develop and produce operationally viable and cost effective solutions to business development opportunities, delivering within bid timescales and in line with legislation and customer specifications.

You will be / have:

  • Extensive knowledge, skills and working knowledge of Children's Homes Regulations/Quality Standards
  • Able to meet the requirements for registration as a Registered Manager
  • Previous significant experience as a Residential Children's Home Manager
  • Proven history / interest in service growth and development
  • The ability to engage staff and young people
  • In depth knowledge of EBD, SEMH, Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour
  • Excellent staff management and supervisory skills
  • Level 5 Leadership and Management / social work qualification

Salary is to £60,000 (experience dependent)

For further information around the organisation and role and a JD, please contact Harriet Connolly on 0121 323 3720 / 07740 773499 / harriet@irisresourcing.co.uk

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