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Assistant Home Manager
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0440
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 9:56 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/10/2022, 23:56 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,798 - £37,568 (+ 15 % shift allowance)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire

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Assistant Home Manager

Full Time Permanent

Brighter futures for Children is seeking a highly-skilled, motivated and experienced Assistant Home Manager for a Residential Children’s Home-based in Reading Berkshire. 


Cressingham Residential Children’s Home supports young people with profound and multiple learning and/or physical disabilities, and sensory impairments aged 8 to 18 years old. 


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a reputable and growing Children’s Services provider and to work in a home rated Outstanding by Ofsted! 


This position would suit someone who is currently working as a Team Leader or Deputy Manager in a Children's Service with at least 18 months experience of leading a team and looking for career progression. 


Minimum Requirements for this role are: 

  • Level 4 Diploma in childcare or equivalent professional qualification  
  • An undertaking to complete a relevant management qualification 
  • Experience in residential or short break care services  
  • Experience of working in the area of disability  
  • Experience working with Social Services and Families 
  • Experience of effective risk assessment and risk management 
  • Experience of supervising and managing a direct line team  
  • Experience of the legal and social care policy framework 
  • Experience of quality performance and auditing systems 


Assistant Home Manager Job Purpose

  • Assist Registered Home Manager in delivering a specialist service (e.g. residential or short break) over a 24-hr period, to children and young people with profound and multiple learning/physical disabilities and sensory impairments, in accordance with legislative requirements.  
  • Under the direction of the Registered Home Manager, give strong clear and informed leadership, supervision and general management to motivate a team of Residential Child Care Practitioners, enabling them to support and empower young people through high standards of professional practice.  
  • To support the team to provide positive outcomes for children/young people and their families.  
  • Under the direction and in the absence of the Registered Home Manager, to take responsibility for the efficient and effective operation of the home, ensuring that all BFfC systems, policies and procedures are adhered to 

Our offer 

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition are strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment. 


A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including: 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after 10 years’ service) 
  • Discounted Child Care (on site nursery) 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Season ticket loans 
  • A range of local discounts 

To arrange a confidential discussion on this position please contact 


Closing date: 16 October 2022 
Shortlisting date: 17 October 2022 
Interview date: 1 November 2022 


Please note that these dates are indicative at this stage and may be subject to change.