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Homes2Inspire are expanding and are looking for enthusiastic, caring and motivated individuals to join the growing business.

Whether you’re a care professional looking for a new opportunity or are looking for a new career with a chance to make a difference to the life of a child, you can find out more below about the range of exciting opportunities available with Homes2Inspire.

In addition to the financial rewards and benefits, you will receive huge job satisfaction, support, training and career opportunities in an organisation that develops its staff to their full potential and believes in promotion from within.

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Current Vacancies

Published on 14 January 2021

Registered Children’s Home Manager 2 x 2 Bed Homes

Northampton and Daventry, Northamptonshire

Job Title: Registered Children's Home Manager – 2 x 2 Bed Homes

Location: Northampton and Daventry, Northamptonshire

Salary Range: £37,111 - £42,376 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week


Role purpose:

You will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the homes, promoting safeguarding of children and young people’s welfare, and helping to create a safe, stable and welcoming environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the residential home on a day-to-day basis ensuring it is compliant in meeting all relevant legislative and contractual requirements, including the health and educational needs of young people.
  • Liaise with other departments and external agencies to ensure that the young people receive appropriate plans, programmes and support in the home.
  • Coach, support and develop staff, including supervision, to help them to provide the best possible care and to ensure high standards, values, ethical standards, equality and diversity, policies and procedures, legislation and contractual and inspection framework requirements are met.
  • Assist in budget preparation and manage and control budgets to meet financial parameters.
  • Interpret and implement changes in legislation relating to occupancy to ensure any enhanced requirements are met.
  • Identify resourcing needs and the ongoing selection, training and development of staff to ensure service delivery is optimised and relevant standards are met.
  • Maintain a positive health and safety culture to meet and maintain recognition awards and best practice.
  • Achieve Ofsted 'good' or 'outstanding' outcomes for the home.
  • On call responsibility in line with a planned rota system.


The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • A highly motivated individual who is passionate about supporting children and young people and delivering high quality services
  • A professional social work qualification (Degree), QCF level 5 or working towards
  • Minimum of 2 years Management experience within a Residential setting
  • Full driving licence

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of project/ work planning, monitoring and reviewing/quality assurance.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and ability to interpret financial information
  • Ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook Email

Employee Benefits

  • Discretionary bonus scheme up to the value of £12,000 per annum
  • Employer contribution pension
  • 25 day's Annual leave plus 8 Bank holidays in lieu
  • Regular supervisions, reviews of career and training needs/aspirations
  • Great opportunities for internal progression.


You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years.


You will be required to:

  • Hold or apply for an enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service)
  • Complete a screening process in line with Safer Recruitment procedures and Children's Home Regulations.
  • Complete a Health Care Declaration as part of your registration.


For further information on the role please call Karan Heir, HR Business Partner on 07526170627. You can find out more about Homes2Inspire online at


Homes2Inspire as part of Shaw Trust is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and inclusion. We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. Living our values we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion. If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: to make alternative arrangements.


Shaw Trust is one of the largest charities in the UK. We believe that everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility. Our co-created services include large scale employability programmes, specialist services for communities, residential care for children, targeted support for young people, on-the-job learning and training and individual guidance and support. Our work is commissioned by government departments, regional and local authorities, the NHS and employers and is delivered through a people centred approach.

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