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We're looking for a Director of Operations

Are you experienced in Children's residential care? We're looking for a brilliant leader to join the Juno team as a Director of Operations.

The Role

Place of work: Hybrid: Juno homes, office in Liverpool and working from home

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000

Job terms: Full-time, permanent

As the Juno Director of Operations, you will:

  • Be the Responsible Individual for Juno’s Children's Homes (currently 1 home, increasing to 4 homes within next 2 years), ensuring our services are safe, compliant with regulations and delivering high-quality care for children and young people.

  • Line manage and supervise Juno’s Registered Managers, supporting our leaders to embed Juno’s model of care and achieve outstanding Ofsted inspection results, ensuring we operate high-quality homes that work in harmony with our vision and values.

  • Be Juno’s lead for Quality and Safeguarding, ensuring our actions consistently keep children safe and deliver the best possible outcomes. You’ll monitor and review practice and activity, supporting senior leaders to improve Juno’s impact.

  • Work alongside the Managing Director and Support Services Manager to drive the growth of the organisation, ensuring new homes are opening in line with Juno’s Business Plan. This will mean taking a lead in recruitment, Ofsted registration and Juno’s development strategy.

  • Establish ongoing quality assurance and learning processes that support continued development and improvement. Continually review and refine Juno’s operational policies and procedures, ensuring they are consistent with each individual home’s Statement of Purpose and in line with relevant legislation and best practices.

  • Develop and retain positive working relationships with strategic partners such as Liverpool City Region Local Authorities, health partners, third sector partners and our funders.

  • Oversee the quality and impact of Juno’s recruitment, staff training and CPD programmes, line managing a recruitment and training coordinator who will deliver aspects of this work. You’ll also create Leadership Development Pathways for future Registered Managers, working with a network of partners to design and deliver an effective approach that supports staff working in residential care to feel valued, skilled and committed to the profession.

  • Oversee the Financial Performance of Juno’s Children’s Homes, supporting Registered Managers to use our resources responsibly and working with the MD and FD to plan and prepare financial information for a range of audiences.

  • Report regularly to Juno’s Board, producing Quality and Safeguarding reports that give Board Members clear, objective updates about safeguarding and the quality of our care.

  • Be part of an out-of-hours on-call rota that keeps children safe and supports our team.

Who are we looking for?

You will have:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management of Children’s Residential Care (or equivalent)

  • Recent and substantive (2+ years) experience overseeing multiple children’s homes

  • Completed the full registration process and supported homes to achieve Good or Outstanding Ofsted inspection outcomes

  • Evidence of how you improved outcomes for children, alongside knowledge of the law, regulations and standards and how to apply them.

  • Good leadership and management skills including financial management, change management, motivating, directing and delegating work to others.

  • Well-established stakeholder relationships with a proven track record of running successful children’s residential care services and influencing change.

  • An excellent understanding of safeguarding and the practices required to keep children safe.

  • Turnaround experience in children’s homes and a successful problem solver.

  • Knowledge on how to push the boundaries, challenge the norms of residential care and do things in safe, but better, more creative ways.

Application deadline - 5th of November

To apply:

Send your CV and answers to the following questions (max 500 words or a 3-minute video each) to:

  1. Why would you like to work for Juno?

  2. Tell us about a time when you’ve led an approach that has improved the quality of residential care and the impact it made on children and young people.

  3. We’d like to hear about your personal vision for Children’s Residential Care. What do you think brilliant care looks like? What do you most want to change about the existing system?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal getting-to-know-you call, an opportunity to ask any further questions.

The assessment day will take place on the 9th of November.

Download the full job pack for further information:

Director of Operations Job Pack
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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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