Team Leader

25295.00 - 30795.00 GBP Annual + GBP25295 - GBP30795/annum + Outstanding benefits package
12 Mar 2018
09 Apr 2018
Contract Type
As a Team Leader at our brand new children's home, you'll make sure that vulnerable young people get the best from us. It's a worthwhile role that comes with great training and rewards. Every day, you'll assist the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager, deputising when required, upholding good practice and motivating the team. When you're not busy with leadership duties, you'll work with our youngsters, take part in case reviews and oversee administration. You will be responsible for organising and leading shifts, as well as effectively planning the day to day care of our young people and advising and supervising staff.

To be considered, you'll need experience in residential childcare and ideally an Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) or an equivalent, plus the ability to build strong relationships: with children, parents and outside agencies. Resilience and understanding will play a big part in your success. You must also be happy to work flexible hours, to a rota, including some sleep-in duties and have a full UK driving licence.

This is a brand new purpose built home and will accommodate up to 7 young people with complex and challenging needs (SEMH). For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That's what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, our children's homes have a reputation for excellence. Through our inspirational homes, schools and ethos, we've achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we're enhancing life opportunities.


Our salary and benefits package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 35 days' holiday (including bank holidays) and GBP1000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme. We also offer extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact The Recruitment Team on (Apply online only).

Closing date: 27th March 2018
Interview Date: 4th April 2018

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community