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Vacancy now closed - We're looking for a Deputy Manager

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

We're looking for an experienced residential carer who wants to further their career in homes that will provide Outstanding care for children.

The Role

Place of work: Wirral, Merseyside

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

Job terms: Full time, permanent

As the Deputy Manager, you will be responsible for effective day to day running of the home in the absence of the Registered Manager.

From supervising a small group of practitioners, apprentices and volunteers, to providing day-to-day care of young people living with us, you will be an essential part of running the Juno home.

Here are some of the responsibilities you will take on:

  • Support the Registered Manager in ensuring compliance with Juno policies and procedures, the SOP and meeting all OFSTED regulations

  • Quickly establish trusting relationships with children and provide practical day-to-day care for them in a loving and supportive way, which enables their growth and development

  • Take responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of children, the workforce and visitors to the home by maintaining a clean, safe and welcoming environment (this includes doing cleaning and laundry as required)

  • Organise, participate in and plan shared activities and interests with children to nurture their wellbeing, learning and growth

  • Take a lead in developing care plans and then work with each child to follow their care plan

  • Be willing and capable to take part in Juno-approved physical intervention training, with a focus on de-escalation

  • You will be required to complete all necessary training (as determined by Juno) within a specified time period

What benefits do we offer?

  • Juno CIC has a staff ownership business model: you’ll play a central role in governance and decision making and drive the vision and values of the home in every aspect of its development

  • You’ll get plenty of holidays - 27 days+

  • We’ll train you in an approach, called Social Pedagogy. We will provide therapeutic coaching & mental health support, and will be committed to your ongoing learning and development

  • You’ll have broader leadership development opportunities as Juno grows and opens new homes across Liverpool City Region

  • You’ll get a good workplace pension and above average pay

  • You’ll be supported by a core team committed to improving the quality of care in the UK

Who are we looking for?

We are most interested in who you are as a person. We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds, who personify our values. People who are loving, compassionate, clever and creative.

We need individuals who can build supportive relationships with children (mainly teenagers) and will be good advocates and role models for them.

Requirements for the role include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Care (or equivalent) with two year’s experience of working with children in residential care setting

  • Experience of supervising other staff and experience of effective co-working with other professionals

  • Full, clean driving license

  • Knowledge of children’s rights and of adolescent mental health, and therapeutic approaches (including trauma-informed practice)

  • Understanding of the risks and issues facing children in care and their families

Got a question?

We are holding two online Q&A sessions to answer your questions about Juno, the role and our vision:

  • 22nd September 6pm-7pm

  • 26th September 2pm-3pm

  • 3rd October 6pm-7pm

Application deadline: 5pm, 7th of October 2022

Download the full job pack for further information and application process:

Juno - Deputy Manager Job Pack Sep22
Download PDF • 2.75MB

Juno Application Form
Download DOCX • 58KB

Interested but not quite ready to apply?

Send us an email at and we will keep your details on file for future roles, or help you otherwise.

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