Registered Manager

Date:  2 Feb 2024
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Registered Manager
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall 
  • Salary:                               £49,498 - £51,515 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     03/03/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   7578 
  • This post is not open to job share


Gloucestershire is embarking upon an exciting programme to develop a diverse range of in-county children’s homes and we are seeking two Registered Managers to take leading roles in realising our vision and managing our first two homes due to open this summer.


Reward and support

For the right candidate we will offer the following:

  • A salary of up to £50,000 per annum subject to experience
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • The option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Family friendly policies and benefits
  • A supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Subscription to our Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone
  • An in-house Occupational Health service
  • An employee discount scheme
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) and the Young Employees Network
  • Salary sacrifice green car scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • Career development and qualification opportunities
  • Access to our Social Work Academy
  • paid SWE registration renewal


Right child, right support, right time, every time


Gloucestershire’s vision is “to work together to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”


We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children. The investment we’ve committed into our in-house residential strategy is no exception.


If you would like to join an authority that commits to and prioritises an integrated approach with our statutory partners and focuses holistically on what needs to change in order to achieve timely permanence, then consider a role with GCC.


About Us


We are planning to open local children’s homes which cater for younger children who need a short period in group care, with a view to supporting them to move on. In addition, we recognise some young people need longer term residential care so, as part of our Sufficiency Strategy, we aim to provide this provision locally too, with semi-independent facilities on site and integral to the offer.


All our children’s homes will offer a service to those children and young people for whom residential care is a placement of choice and assessed to be the most appropriate resource to meet their needs.    


About you


If you are passionate about delivering stable homes built on love and care deeply about supporting our most vulnerable children and young people, then you’ll be interested in helping move our residential strategy forward from concept to delivery. You will shape the development of our first two children’s homes, through registration with Ofsted and mobilisation, by managing them on a day-to-day basis.


If you are an aspiring or experienced Registered Manager and are committed to improving outcomes for children and young people in care, Gloucestershire  would like to hear from you. We’re particularly interested in hearing from established managers or deputies with leadership skills backed up by demonstrable outcomes regarding the children’s homes you’ve been leading over the last 2+ years. We’d also be interested in hearing from qualified social workers who are interested in broadening their experience from fieldwork into this regulated service, and for whom, comprehensive support and training would be available.  As we progress our plans to increase residential provision and reduce reliance on out-of-area placements, there is also the potential for post holders to become the first dedicated Responsible Individual for all our homes and take a leading role in developing Gloucestershire’s residential strategy. We are therefore seeking applicants with that ambition.


As well as your experience managing children’s homes,  there are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Care (or nearing completion/able to begin the programme) or an equivalent qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work (or equivalent).
  • Evidence of continued professional development.
  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive.
  • DBS clearance

How to apply

For an informal chat about this role, please email if you have any further questions.

Alternatively apply within and we will get in touch with you after the closing date if you have been shortlisted for interview.



Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-


Job Profile - Registered manager children’s homes

This Position is subject to a DBS check.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.