‘No Wrong Door’ is a nationally recognised innovative programme working with complex adolescents who are within or on the edge of the care system. It is an ambitious programme that aims to improve the life chances of young people with complex needs

 ‘No Wrong Door’ integrates residential care, foster care, speech and language support, mental health services and the police into a single hub that is based in a residential home.

North Yorkshire Borough Council devised the ‘No Wrong Door’ model and Warrington Borough Council are now working with them to launch the model in Warrington, as part of the Department of Education’s flagship £84 million Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme.

The implementation of a ‘No Wrong Door’ Model in Warrington 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.

For further information regarding the programme please visit: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/no-wrong-door-strengthening-families-protecting-children-programme-warrington

The role

We are looking for a No Wrong Door Hub Manager who is equipped to take on a truly unique position. You will lead from the front to generate a change in culture, systems, relationships, practice and ways of working together, whilst making a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in Warrington.

In the role of the No Wrong Door Manager, you will manage a multi-disciplinary Hub Team, and ensure the Hub meets statutory minimum requirements in respect of children’s home regulations. You will be responsible for a range of diverse placement options for the most complex, high risk young people including residential care (a 6 bed unit), out of hour’s provision, edge of care outreach and bespoke placements e.g. supported lodgings/accommodation.

Skills and experience needed

As the No Wrong Door Hub Manager, you will need to have:

  • Extensive experience of working with vulnerable young people with complex needs
  • An ability to develop creative, individualised and aspirational solutions for young people
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to motivate a team to embed new ways of working
  • Real passion and commitment for developing strong and trusting relationships with young people to support sustainable change.

Contract and location

The role is based at the No Wrong Door Hub in Warrington, a town sitting in the middle of Manchester and Liverpool.

You will be initially employed by North Yorkshire County Council and will be seconded to Warrington Borough Council. This will allow you to work closely with both councils to adopt and adapt the model. After two years the post will transfer to Warrington Borough Council.

There will be some requirement to travel to North Yorkshire for training and support reasons. However the job will be primarily based in Warrington.