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Deputy Director of Care - South West - c£70K

Salary: Circa £70,000 Per Year Location: South West Sector: Private Sector Job Type: Permanent Type of Service: Children's

Deputy Director of Care - South West - c£70K

Here at Hampton's we are delighted to be working in partnership with a well-respected and established children's social care provider who are on the lookout of a Deputy Director of Care to have overall responsibility for their new services in the South West including children's residential homes and a small independent fostering agency following a strategic partnership with some exciting local authorities.

Our client is currently housing over 100 children in their homes based all over the country, where their team of Support Workers, Senior Support Workers and Managers provide first-rate and meaningful care to each child giving them the support and guidance they deserve. The successful applicant will support and manage a team of Support Workers and Senior Support Workers, while acting as a corporate parent to the children they care for, helping them thrive in their day to day lives.

The post holder will ensure the highest possible standards of care, quality, compliance and professionalism are embedded throughout the whole organisation and their area of responsibility. They will be able to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously. They must be collaborative, with the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships at all levels to continue the business development in the area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the mobilisation of new business within the children's homes and fostering agency, ensuring all mobilisation timescales are adhered occurring within budget parameters
  • Develop and maintain customer and account management relationships promoting the residential children's homes and semi-independent living accommodations with external stakeholders to maximise business opportunities
  • Ensure relevant care, pathway, placement and education, health and care plans for each child and young person are monitored to improve outcomes for children and young people
  • Coach, support and motivate the senior managers to develop and enhance individual and team performance and to optimise service delivery
  • With the Managing Director, Director of Operations ensure that there is a 24hrs 365days out of hours on call rota to provide support, guidance and advice to the on-call members of the SLT

Skills and Experience:

  • Significant experience within a senior management role in a multi-site organisation of children's residential services
  • Full working knowledge of Children's Homes Regulations and understanding of Ofsted quality standards
  • Social Work Degree/Equivalent Education
  • Highly developed leadership, management and team building skills, and working well with others as part of a team, coaching and giving support and recognising expertise in others
  • Proven ability to control and manage a budget, keeping within financial limits, monitoring and forecasting income and expenditure, identifying possible shortfalls or overspends and taking timely and appropriate action

Salary: c£70K + company car allowance

Location: Somerset/Gloucestershire


  • 25 days annual leave, plus a further 8 bank holidays
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Access to internal Health & Wellbeing team
  • Shopping, cinema and days out discounts
  • Bonus scheme

For more information or to apply please send your CV to - - Or to discuss this vacancy in confidence please call Charlotte on 01926 354605

Hampton's Resourcing prides itself on creating opportunities for Social Care Manager's & Consultants to challenge themselves to continually develop their skills and experience. Our aim is to consistently find work for the most talented individuals within Children's and Adults Services across the UK

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