A great opportunity has become available for a Full Time Registered Children's Home Manager in Warrington.

We are looking for an experienced, child focused manager who has a good understanding of the Ofsted Regulations to ensure the services we provide to our children are outstanding.

As well as an ambitious Children in Care & Care Leavers service, we have been developing our residential provision in line with our sufficiency statement to meet the changing needs of our community. We currently have three Ofsted registered homes, which includes a short break home for children with disabilities and two medium term children's homes. We also offer supported accommodation to children transitioning to adulthood.

A bit about us

We have a strong vision for social work practice in Warrington and are developing a new approach to social work. We are currently embedding a relationship based practice model that has systemic practice at its core. We are working alongside the Centre for Systemic Social Work, who are providing a comprehensive training programme to social workers and managers across our teams.

We also have a range of exciting and impactful developments in Warrington that can be utilised in supporting families, including our 'No Wrong Door Hub', The Lighthouse – a multi-agency hub where young people at risk of going into care get targeted support tocope with the multiple issues they face.


We are within easy commutable distance of Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside regions. In addition, we offer flexible working – including a blend of working from home/remotely.


Here in Warrington we are proud to be graded Good in all areas in our 2019 Ofsted inspection.

We want all children and families to benefit from high quality and purposeful relationships with professionals. We believe this will help create the best opportunities for people to change and reach their full potential. We also believe one of the most effective ways to improve the outcomes for children and families is through providing our social workers with the best conditions in which they can thrive.


What else we can offer you

· Great training and progression opportunities.

· We value good supervision and Time to Talk.

· We recognise that everyone is on their own individual journey and will tailor support to help you to achieve.

· We thrive off good multiagency working and relationships and have excellent support services available to assist with supporting families.


Our people help make Warrington work!

Because our people do such a great job, we’ve put together an attractive and competitive benefits package.
· Car leasing scheme (salary sacrifice)

· Comprehensive discount shopping platform

· Rail season ticket scheme· Generous annual leave allowance

· Attractive pension scheme

For more great reasons to work for Warrington https://www.warrington.gov.uk/making-work-more-rewarding


We have high aspirations for our children and welcome those who share our ambition!

So if you want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people with relationship based practice at the heart of everything we do and develop great relationships, then come and join us in Warrington where we are passionate about our work with children and families.


Please note - To apply for the post you must have or be working towards a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management.


For a discussion or further information please contact:Sharon Cooper - Head of Service Children in Care & Care Leavers - sharon.cooper@warrington.gov.ukDarren Davies - Service Manager - Families First & Residential Services - ddavies@warrington.gov.uk


Key dates

Closing Date: Friday 18th June 2021

Interviews will be held virtually due to the global pandemic.

DBS clearance is required.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer