Deputy Home Manager

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£40.869 - £43.860
27 Nov 2020
10 Dec 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

“Thank you for your interest in joining the Broadwalk Children’s Home team.  Broadwalk Children’s Home, consistently rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, offers short and medium term residential care for up to five young people aged between 11 – 18 as well as an outreach service. It is an exciting time to join the team as we have recently re-organised the service to build on what we do really well; we have also created additional capacity so that we can develop new and innovative approaches to continue improving outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Here in Greenwich Children’s Services we believe that all children and young people regardless of their background or circumstances, should have a happy and fulfilled childhood where they learn, belong, grow and achieve so that they enter adulthood ready, willing and able to achieve their highest potential. 

Our ambition is to ensure we provide effective, efficient and safe services informed by the views and experiences of children, young people, their families, staff and our partners.  We want to work in purposeful collaboration and involvement with children, young people and families rather than working for or doing to people.

To achieve this, we need skilled, competent, confident, compassionate, motivated and creative staff who want to work in a culture of continuous learning, mutual support and challenge. 

If this sounds like you then we would like to hear from you; we have a vacancy for a Deputy Home Manager that I hope will be of interest to you.”. 

Florence Kroll, Director of Children’s Services

Debbie Forde, Registered Manager

Come and join us as the new Deputy Manager!

We are looking for a talented and motivated Deputy Manager with excellent leadership qualities who is able to inspire others and play a crucial role in the ongoing development of Broadwalk Children’s Home.

You will be joining an ambitious service with strong leadership and clear lines of support.  There will be a dedicated induction and training / development programme and time set aside for quality reflective supervision.

What is it like to be part of the Broadwalk Team?

What Team members say:

“I am just as enthusiastic today as the first day I started. I love what this home stands for”

“We are young people-focused: nurturing and enabling them to be the best they can be”

What other professionals say:

“Going above and beyond to help young people”

“Committed and passionate”

“An excellent place for children looked after, and an excellent team”

“I continue to be impressed by this team and the impressive care and support it provides to young people” 

What skills and experience will I need?

You will have, as a minimum, a Level 5 Workforce Diploma in Social Care Management or equivalent and will have excellent working knowledge of the Children Act and the Quality Standards and Regulations for Children’s Homes.

As well as having a strong track record of working directly with children, young people and families, you will have extensive supervisory experience within a social care setting.

Along with excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will be committed to working with colleagues and external professionals to ensure young people’s needs are met, and risk managed effectively.

You will need to be reliable, flexible and prepared to work unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep ins.

What next?

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Please include a supporting statement with your application, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Debbie Forde, Registered Manager on 020 8921 4375

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Previous Applicants need not apply: This opportunity has recently been advertised. Applications received during the last advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position, any further application will not be shortlisted.