The role

We are looking for a No Wrong Door Deputy Manager who is equipped to take on a truly unique position; the key purpose of the role is to be responsible for the delivery of a quality Hub model which fundamentally places effective relationships with children and families at its heart.

You will lead from the front to generate a change in culture, systems, relationships, practice and ways of working together, whilst complying with national guidance, standards and regulations with the determination to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in Warrington and in due course reducing costs.

The type of person

The role of Deputy Manager is dynamic and diverse, requiring a confident, autonomous individual to drive forward practice and influence stakeholders, partners and colleagues. We are looking for an innovative professional with experience and resilience in working with young people with complex and challenging behaviours. You will be driven, astute, inspirational and a great communicator who strongly believes in a relationship based approach when working with children and young people, whilst ensuing multi-agency networks are developed and maintained and No Wrong Door is kept at the forefront of strategic developments and partner’s priorities, at all levels.

Skills needed

As Deputy Manager you will demonstrate real leadership and direction to enable staff to work at their best, using evidence based models including Signs of Safety and Restorative Practice. You will provide on-the-ground support and drive change in finding solutions, building sustainable and meaningful relationships and manage the reduction of risk, whilst focusing on local placements with the clear objective of improving work with families and safely reducing the number of children entering care.

You will be part of the management team that supports a wide range of accommodation (including residential), support and services that makes up a NWD model.

Seconded employment

You will work on a secondment arrangement with Warrington Borough Council whilst being an North Yorkshire County Council employee you will progress and develop the No Wrong Door approach in Warrington, working closely together to adopt and adapt the model. The implementation will bring systemic change to working with the hardest to reach, engage and place adolescents and fundamentally challenge traditional methods of practice and theoretical thinking.

Based primarily in Warrington there may be some requirement to attend North Yorkshire as required. The secondment is scheduled to last two years, with the post then transferring to Warrington Borough Council.