Operations Manager

50000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP60000/annum Performance Related Bonus
29 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Operations Manager
Children's Residential Services (Social Care)
Location of Services: London, Essex and Kent
Salary: GBP50,000 - GBP60,000 plus performance related Bonus

My client an exciting and innovative provider of care, based in Leicestershire with services in a variety of locations. The client operates Learning Disability Children's Homes in Leicestershire and Essex and are now currently seeking an Operations Manager to lead and drive their Children's Homes in the South West.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious organisation that has one existing service, and are in the process of developing a further two. Once these projects are complete, they would look to develop additional services.

The key tasks that the successful applicant must fulfil are:

Be responsible and accountable for the operational and care delivery of the Children's Services that you lead on.
Ensure that all operational and care related targets are met, irrespective of whether these are internal KPI's or external compliance measures set by Ofsted, Children's Commissioners, etc.
Create a child-focused, person-centred culture within your services.
Ensure that all financial and occupancy targets are met.
Lead on the forming and sustaining of positive relationships with Ofsted, Children's Commissioners, families of Young People, etc.
Be a hands-on leader, who is prepared to assist Home Managers and staff directly, as and when required.
Ensure that all Residents and staff are kept safe, and that all Safeguarding Protocols are followed and adhered to at all times.
To effectively line-manage, supervise and support the Home Managers for whom you are responsible.
To assist the Business Development Manager in raising awareness of Clients Childrens Services; and to contribute to the development of company strategy.
To understand and keep abreast of local and national policy context, local competitors and expansion opportunities.

Education, Qualifications and Experience

Level 4 or Level 5 NVQ with Children and Young people or equivalent.
Minimum of 3 years' experience within management of Children's Services that include Education Services.
Strong leadership and management skills.
???Be proactive and solution focused.
Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Willing to travel to the various Homes and also travel to Conferences, Seminars and meetings with Commissioners, Social Workers, etc.
A car can be provided if needed.

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