Isle of Wight Council

Beaulieu House

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Children's Home Deputy Manager (Ref: 2023_202)

Beaulieu House, Respite Care Unit, Fairlee Rd, Newport PO30 2EW

Grade 10, £33,563 to £36,307 per annum

Contact: Richard Evans on or 01983 533024

Vacancy Reference: 2023_202

Closing Date: 29/03/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity, then Deputy Manager of the Children’s Home at Beaulieu House could be for you?

The ideal candidate will hold these qualities:

- To be child focused - tracking the young people’s progression and being innovative to improve the quality of life for our young people.

- Have leadership skills to oversee a large team of staff and supervision of the Senior Team.

- Organisation and prioritisation are a must.

- IT skills – completing reports, recordings, and functional analysis in a timely manner and to deadlines.

- Good communication skills with families, multi-agency team and professionals.

- To work alongside managers ensuring the home follows IWC policies and procedures and working in line with Children’s Home regulations.

- The candidate must be willing to work towards a QCF Level 5 in Leadership & Management in Health & Social Care.

At Beaulieu House we are a Children’s home with six beds, and we work with a wide range of young people with varying learning disabilities.

We look to enrich our young people’s lives with new, fun experiences and to develop their skills, knowledge and increasing independence through life skills. We want our young people to feel safe and secure and feel we are a home away from home
whilst building meaning relationships.

As a Deputy Manager at Beaulieu House, you can expect benefits such as:
·  32 days annual leave plus off on Bank holidays
·  LGA pension
·  QCF level 5 in leadership and management in health and social
·  Comprehensive training
· Staff benefits scheme which includes childcare benefits scheme, travel and local retailer discounts.
·  Employee Assistance Program

This is a challenging yet exciting position, if you would like further information, would like to have a look around and an informal discussion please contact Beaulieu House Manager Richard Evans on or by telephone: 01983 533024.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: 29 March 2023