Head Of Care

Recruiter
Tempest Resourcing Limited
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Jul 2024
Closes
07 Aug 2024
Job Title
Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role: Head of Care
Location: Wandsworth
Salary Bands: Residential Officer Grade D spine 23 to Grade E spine 33
Working Hours: Term time only (39 weeks), 40 hours per week with flexibility for daytime, evening, and required sleep–in duties.

Required Experience:
NVQ in Child/Social Care
BSL Level 1
GCSE pass at or above Grade C in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent)
Experience of working in a residential setting with a strong background in Social Care

Skills:
Strong leadership and management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
Commitment to promoting the welfare and development of children and young people

The Role:
Develop and refine systems to monitor care quality, ensuring alignment with National Minimum Standards and consistent evaluation.
Work closely with the Headteacher and Governing Body to implement Ofsted recommendations and ensure compliance, driving continuous improvement.
Lead and maintain high care standards, promote positive behaviour, emotional literacy, life skills, and educational attainment.
Create a welcoming home–like environment, ensuring optimal peer dynamics and appropriate staffing.
Curate diverse activities, solicit input from residents and parents, and address feedback and complaints promptly.
Provide leadership, supervise staff, manage performance, and participate in recruitment and HR processes.
Generate reports, develop Residential Development Plans aligned with strategic objectives, and ensure prudent budget management.
Foster relationships with local authorities, community stakeholders, parents, and professionals, promoting integration and school visibility.
Lead on child protection and LAC matters, ensure adherence to safeguarding principles and statutory requirements, and communicate concerns to the DSL.

If you are interested in this role, please apply now!

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