Deputy Home Manager

  1. Do you have exceptional organisational and leadership skills? 

  2. Are you looking for a role that has clear pathways into managing your own children’s home? 

  3. Do you want to make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people? 


If the answer to all the above is “YES”, then a Deputy Manager role with Caritas Homes could be perfect for you.


We are seeking a dynamic and charismatic leader who is caring, empathetic, and forward-thinking. A  proven leader to be part of our team to help deliver the best level of care and support to the children placed with us, who may have been through life changing experiences and trauma that may cause emotional and or challenging behaviours. 


Company Description


Our philosophy is to provide a safe, loving, and stable family style environment where all children’s welfare is promoted, they are cared for, and nurtured in a manner that encourages them to develop positively, believe in themselves and their aspirations: Anything is possible.  


Our Home


Our four bedded home it set within its own extensive grounds and has been completely refurbished to a very high standard, set in a delightful rural location. We use the latest technology and systems to manage our services and provide a high level of mandatory, additional, and ongoing training for the whole team.


Job Description


Main Duties of the Deputy Manager


  • Responsible for assisting the Manager in leading and managing a team of Team Leaders and Residential Support Workers (RSWs), taking full responsibility for managing the home in the absence of the Manager.

  • Delivering high standards of care, protection and support to the children and young people facilitating their physical, psychological, emotional, and social development in line with the individual care plans.

  • Act as an appropriate role model and to work closely with them to enable them to address their difficulties and achieve optimum potential.

You must have the ability to: 

  • Lead and motivate others.

  • Organise, plan and take responsibility.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both with colleagues and children, verbally and in writing.

  • Motivate, aid and guide children in their self-development.

  • Be flexible and creative.

  • Set appropriate examples for children at all times.

  • Genuinely listen and respond responsibly with sensitivity.

  • Manage children who display disruptive or challenging behaviour and to guide/direct staff in managing that behaviour.

  • Understand and implement Quality Standards.

  • React calmly in stressful situations.

  • Maintain administrative records as required by the organisation.


We offer excellent career development with a growing company, good rates of pay, superb working conditions, staff health & wellbeing service and the opportunity to be involved in something that will change lives. 


  • Full UK driving licence essential.


  • 2 years in a children’s home in Leadership role.



  • NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care with Children and Young People or equivalent.


Shift availability: 

  • Night shift

  • Day shift

  • Weekend availability

  • Sleep-in

  • Be ‘on call’ on a rota basis

  • 8 Hour Shifts

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Starting Salary: £ 33,800 Full time 40 hours per week and includes 2 sleep ins per week.


Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme




  • Casual dress

  • Company pension

  • Discounted or free food

  • Employee discount

  • Flexible schedule

  • On-site parking

  • Wellness programmes


Caritas Homes are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check". Disclosure expense will be met by employer.

​All applicants must fully complete our own job application form.

All applicants must be over the age of 21 (Employer has claimed an exemption under the Equality Act 2010).