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Shap, Cumbria North Lakes
Residential Deputy Manager - Children's Home

Role: Residential Deputy Manager- Children's Home

Contract: Full Time, permanent

Salary: Up to 33,112.56 (including sleep in shifts)

Location: Penrith

Specific Hours: 42 hours per week- shift pattern on rotation

We are currently seeking an experienced Residential Deputy Manager to join our services based in Carlisle.

North Lakes Children's Services is a well-established local provider of therapeutic residential care and education for boys aged 6-18. We improve the resilience, self-esteem and abilities of all the young people we work with.

We currently have a Management opportunity at our 4-bedroom home in Carlisle. Can you inspire your team? Have you an approachable leadership style? If you are a qualified and experienced Children's Home Deputy Manager, we would love to hear from you.

Click 'Apply' for a full list of tasks and responsibilities for this role.

All Applicants must have:

  • Have an understanding of the issues that face young people in care
  • Hold Residential Childcare/Families Practitioner Diploma/Children and Young People's Workforce/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be able to work well as part of a small team
  • Be willing to undertake a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. Your DBS check shall be paid for by ourselves
  • Experience with Emotional Behavioural Disorder, Social/Residential Work or Youth Work would be advantageous.
  • Have a full, clean UK driving licence and be able to cover at other Residential Homes as and when needed.


  • A sleep-in allowance of 62.64 per night- potential extra earning of up to 3257.28
  • Shift Rotation: 2 days on, 2 days off, with staggered start times ranging from 8am, 12noon or 2pm (i.e. 8am-10pm, 12pm-10pm or 2pm-10pm).
  • 6 weeks annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension
  • Access to our Employee Discount Scheme, including discounts at various well-known retail companies
  • Access to wellbeing supports via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Overtime and additional holiday pay at Christmas day and New Year's Day.
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Comprehensive annual training including: Child Development, Attachment Theory, PACE Model, Therapeutic Parenting, The Whole Brain Child Model.

North Lakes is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.

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