Head of Care Manager

Head of Care

Website MacIntyre Academies Trust

This vacancy is NOT open to international applicants.

Job Title: Head of Care
Salary: Grade H-J £41,277.60 – £53,071.82* + £1,000 discretionary regional allowance
Location: Headington, Oxfordshire
Closing Date: 30th June 2024
Hours of Work: 38 hours per week
Interview Date: TBC
Reference No(s): 0000000230
*Salaries are FTE and dependent on experience and qualifications
MacIntyre Academies Trust is passionate about providing children and young people with life-changing education and support which enables them to build skills for life, achieve exceptional outcomes regardless of their starting point and build lifelong memories. The Trust runs 4 special schools and one children’s home.
The Trust is part of the MacIntyre Care Group, a national charity founded in 1966 by a father, Ken Newton Wright, who wanted to ensure that disabled children could live and learn in an ambitious, child-centered and nurturing environment. Over 50 years later, this ideology remains at the heart of everything we do.
Endeavour Academy was opened by the Trust in 2014, it consists of a Endeavour School and an on-site residential home, Endeavour House. Endeavour Academy is for children and young people with autism and moderate or severe learning disabilities. The School and the House have separate leadership structures which work in close partnership, with some roles which work across both settings.
Endeavour House provides 6 permanent placements and 5 short break places used for respite provision. Since opening in 2014 the children’s home has had a strong track record in OFSTED judgements, with the more recent history presenting some challenges and opportunities for development. As the home approaches its 10th anniversary we are looking for an exceptional leader to take the home through the next chapter and drive forwards improvements.
The Role
As Head of Care (Registered Manager) you will have overall responsibility for the management, leadership and direction of the children’s home. You will work with the support of the Responsible Individual and the Trust Central Team.
The role will be busy and varied and you will take the operational lead for all safeguarding matters. You will also be responsible for training and supervision. You must be willing to go above and beyond for the children and young people, ensuring that they have a positive experience of childhood that they can reflect upon and carry with them into adulthood.
You will work in close partnership with the Principal and senior leadership team of the on-site school to ensure continuity of provision across the school and the home and the development of the 24-hour curriculum.
About You
You will be an inspirational and driven leader, with a strong track record of people management and ‘taking a team with you’. You will not be shy of a challenge, you will be innovative and solution focused. You will be passionate about team development and an experienced coach and mentor.
You will have significant experience of working in a residential childcare setting, and you will have previous management experience. You will have a commitment to delivering high quality care according to OFSTED regulations. You will also have a good understanding of SCCIF guidelines to help focus on the things that matter most to children’s lives.
You will have some in-depth knowledge of have Autism and Severe Learning difficulties and experience of designing bespoke solutions to children who requires specialist support strategies to achieve excellent outcomes.
A Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People’s Residential Management) qualification is a bonus but not essential as we support you to enroll and complete this. You must however have supervisory or management experience and have worked within a children’s residential setting within the last 5 years to meet OFSTED regulation requirements.
You will hold a current UK Driving License and have access to a vehicle which can be used for business purposes.
Head of Care / Registered Manager
Benefits In return, we can offer you: • A competitive salary • A local government pension scheme with 25% employer contribution • A discretionary regional allowance of £1,000 (pro-rata)
• 34 Days Annual Leave Entitlement (Inc. Bank Holidays and a MAT Life Day) • Family friendly policies • Wellbeing, Bereavement and Menopause Policies and enhanced Sick Pay policy • An Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing • Annual flu jabs • Cycle to work scheme
• Access to further professional development through the Trust’s Leadership Programmes.
We also have an active employee engagement programme which includes termly ‘You Are Awesome’ awards, an annual Big Thank You Day and a Trust Wide Annual Conference.

Role Type: Role requiring specialist skills and qualificationsRole in leadership and management
Type of Care Setting: Other Care Setting
Other Care Setting: Childrens
Preferred Hours: PermanentFull TimeShift WorkFlexible WorkingDaysWeekends
Unsociable Hours Rate: PLus £1000 Regional Allowance
Vacancy requires job seeker to have access to their own vehicle: Yes
Vacancy requires job seeker to use a company vehicle: Yes
Vacancy requires job seeker to hold a clean driving license: No
Travel expenses paid to staff using their own vehicle: No
Staff paid for travel time between visiting clients: No
Website URL: https://careers.macintyreacademies.org/vacancies/
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