Team Leaders

As the UK’s leading children’s home provider, based on Ofsted judgements, we are proud to be able to offer every child a home environment that will give them the stability, support and encouragement they need to succeed.

Establishing and managing a children’s home that has the ability to make a real difference is a big responsibility and takes real leadership.

That’s why we need Team Leaders to support our Registered Managers and Deputy Managers to create a home that every child deserves – one full of activity, new experiences and, most importantly, fun and laughter.

Each and every one of our children’s homes are maintained and resourced to extremely high standards.  Ranging in size from 3 to 9 beds, all bedrooms are en-suite, which means no long queues before school.  You’ll have the vision and ambition to help us improve on these high standards so that we can continue to realise the best possible outcomes for our young people.

Working with us

You’ll be the person who keeps our team operating at their very best.

When the Manager and Deputy Manager are off site and there’s a visit from Ofsted, it’ll be down to you to take control. If there’s a case conference, you’ll be among the key people involved.  You’ll be a role model and someone who our young people will look up to. The strong relationships you build will help bring the best out of each young person.

  • You’ll be required to create a safe, happy and welcoming home that meets our own high standards as well as Ofsted’s, where our young people can thrive and progress.  Whether it be helping with homework, playing sports, teaching them how to cook or various other day to day activities, you’ll be there.

  • You’ll lead and support every team member and thrive on them growing and developing their careers with us.  You’ll be able to work and engage with all staff to ensure the home team works as one to achieve the best possible outcomes.

  • You’ll be constantly gaining valuable experience of running a children’s home, understanding and ensuring compliance with the regulations and standards, as well as developing your leadership and management skills.

You’re not just joining a home, you’re becoming part of a family! 

Our children’s homes work in tandem with our Witherslack Group schools and also our dedicated Clinical Services Team.  We all work together; supporting, encouraging and reflecting, to ensure every child and young person thrives with us.

All of our young people attend one of our sector leading schools with state-of-the-art facilities and high staffing ratios to ensure that every young person receives the attention they require to flourish, in whichever way they learn best. 

Benefits and Support

With your Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent, you’ll be ready to step up to the challenge. From here, who knows how far your talents could take you? As a future Deputy Manager, we’ll be focused on your development, supporting you with all the qualifications you need. 

Help our team to build their careers too and you’ll be on track for management and more.  At Witherslack Group, we aim to promote from within, where possible, to create our own managers and team leaders.

We offer a benefits package that includes:

  • A very competitive salary with a £1,000 annual attendance bonus and an extra allowance for sleep ins

  • A contributory pension scheme up to 5%

  • 7 weeks of holidays (35 days), including Bank Holidays per year

  • A comprehensive induction package and ongoing training

  • Extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan, Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme

  • We’ll also cover the cost of your Enhanced DBS check

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Contact us

If you have a question about a role or a general enquiry, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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