Assistant Team Manager

Posted 18th Mar, 2024
£43,434 – £52,632
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
7th Apr, 2024
About the role

Assistant Team Manager – Oakdene Children’s Home
£43,434 - £52,632 per annum
Full time (36 hours)
Wandsworth, London
Ofsted Rating: ‘Good’ (May 2023)

Are you an adaptable, energetic, and creative Assistant Team Manager or aspiring Assistant Team Manager of a children's home? Oakdene Children’s Home provides residential care to children and young people with disabilities from Wandsworth and surrounding boroughs. This role will provide you with the opportunity to change the lives of those in your care, supporting children aged between 5-18 and help play a central role in ensuring high quality care is provided. Can you provide the right environment for these young people to flourish, whilst supporting staff and ensuring we continue to be well recognised by those who use the service and Ofsted?

About The Role:

Leadership and Management: You will assist the Registered Manager in fulfilling the established quality assurance standards and targets and to meet the needs of all children / young people, including supervision of staff and ensuring the smooth running of the service.

Regulatory Compliance: You need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of children's homes regulations and national minimum standards, ensuring strict adherence to maintain a safe and nurturing environment.

Experience: Do you have proven experience in working with vulnerable young people in a senior or managerial role, showcasing a commitment to their well-being and development?

Operations:  You will help the Registered Manager with managing the budget, care of the building, catering and administration duties and to share the responsibility for attendance for reviews, network meetings and case conferences.

Professional Development: Embracing opportunities for personal and professional growth in an ever-changing environment, you will be willing to undertake relevant management training in the role.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • You have a recognised qualification such as a Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent).
  • Ability to make confident, calm, independent decisions.
  • Confidence to work independently under pressure in an environment which is subject to rapid change. 
  • Ability to maintain clear personal and professional boundaries while managing and demonstrating good practice.
  • Organised with the confidence to prioritise your own workload, meet deadlines and supporting staff under your supervision to do the same.
  • Commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of services provided.

If you are enthusiastic and passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable young people, possess the required qualifications or working towards the relevant qualifications, and thrive in a challenging yet highly rewarding environment, we invite you to apply for this opportunity.

Contact details

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jessica Taylor or Candice Levy

Closing date: 7th April 2024

Shortlisting date: Week commencing 8th April 2024

Interview date: 11th and 12th April for candidate visits to the home and interviews held the week starting 15th April 2024.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.

About you

Please refer to the Job Profile on the original careers site for the Person Specification.

About Wandsworth

Our social workers are at the heart of our success, and we’re looking for Social Workers who share and are excited by our vision. Come and be part of our success.

All children and families deserve an outstanding level of practice, let’s work together to provide them with the very best.

Our shared vision and values to improve outcomes for children and families will drive practice. Our outstanding practice framework will support us collectively to do that. We want to apply solutions to complex problems in the simplest way. Having a robust practice framework will enable a shared language, understanding and value base from which we can all work creatively with children and families to achieve the best outcomes for them.

We know that to recruit passionate, dedicated social workers - where there’s simply more demand than the available resource - we must show our appreciation in more tangible ways. That's why we have put together an attractive package for all our social workers.

In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, you will receive an appropriate starting salary and a friendly, kind, positive and supportive working culture.

We also offer:

  • Performance related salary progression scheme

  • 32 days annual leave to all employees plus bank holidays

  • Relocation package for experienced social workers moving to London

  • Manageable caseloads

  • Agile and flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development and CPD opportunities

  • Regular reflective supervision and peer group supervision

  • Refer a friend scheme

  • Welcome payments and retention bonuses for harder to recruit to areas of our services

  • Social Work Career Pathway Framework

If you have any questions about applying for this role, please get in touch with Simi Sabo on