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We're looking for a Leadership & Development Manager

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Juno's Leadership and Development Manager will be focused on finding, supporting and developing our staff so that children growing up in Juno homes experience the highest quality care and consistency they deserve.

The Role

Place of work: Wirral, Merseyside

Salary band: £45,000 - £55,000 (pro rata)

Job terms: Part-time, permanent - 0.6 FTE (24/week)

What's the job then?

Here are some of the things you'll do as Juno's Leadership & Development Manager:

Recruitment and Selection

Working alongside our Registered Managers, Director of Care and Juno's Young Leaders, you'll help us build teams of caring, curious adults who want to make a meaningful career in care. You will think creatively about recruitment, how we advertise, and the processes around it and deliver selection processes for a wide range of roles, including Social Care Practitioners and leadership positions.

Induction and Training

Working closely with Capacity’s Director of Children and our partners, you will be responsible for refining and delivering Juno’s induction and training programme for new staff.

You'll help create a caring culture that meets children’s needs and develop trusting teams who respond effectively when things don’t go to plan. You’ll work with individual Registered Managers to address specific development needs that team members may have, creating bespoke support and induction packages that achieve our goals.

Team Development

You'll work with our Director of Care to create ongoing learning and development programmes for our team, supporting their Continuous Professional Development and the quality of our practice. This will include creating and delivering Juno's first Leadership Development programme so that we can support our experienced Social Care Practitioners to move into Deputy Manager and Registered Manager roles.

What benefits do we offer?

  • You’ll get plenty of holidays: 27 days+ (pro-rata)

  • We’ll give you world-class Social Pedagogy training and therapeutic coaching and will be committed to your ongoing learning and development too

  • You’ll have broader leadership development opportunities as Juno grows

  • You’ll get a good workplace pension

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

  • As a Senior Leader in Juno, you will report to our Director of Care, who has 40+ years of experience in Children's Social Care. You will receive direct support from colleagues across the organisation who are committed to supporting you and the care team so that we collectively achieve the very best for the children and teenagers in our care.

Who are we looking for?

Requirements for the role include:

  • A qualification in a relevant subject: health and social care, youth work, social work, social pedagogy

  • You’ve worked for at least 5 years in services for children in a senior leadership or management position

  • You’ve got a good understanding of how to balance the legal bits of running of a children’s home against following values and doing what’s ‘right’ to meet the needs of young people.

  • You know how to push the boundaries and challenge the norms of this model of care and do things in safe, but better, more creative ways.

  • You have a real commitment to making the world a fairer place and improving the lives of children and teenagers

To apply:

Send your CV and answers (up to 500 words per question) to the following questions to

We are here to make changes in children's residential care, to disrupt existing models that are not working for the young people they support. We create children’s homes that stimulate heads, warm hearts and hold the hands of the young people they are there for.

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

  2. 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?

  3. Tell us what you most value in your work. What do you find most difficult?

  4. Why would you like to work for Juno?

Download the full job pack for further information:

Job pack - Leadership Post
Download PDF • 2.12MB

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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