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Bristol City Council

A new opportunity has arisen within Bristol City Council’s Children Residential Service. This is an exciting time of change, as we are developing our service and re-profiling our existing homes; to allow us to provide a therapeutic care experience for our children, and to facilitate a better matching of placements.

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You will work under a newly developed framework that will offer an in-depth induction and training programme, enabling you to fulfil your role. As part of the management team, you will deliver high quality managerial support to staff, enabling them to maintain a high professional standard in their work, and will be responsible for the day to day running of the home. You can also expect that senior managers will provide you with further assistance, to allow you to accomplish this role.

We want to hear from you, if like us, you have a passion for working with children who have not had the easiest start in life. Our aspirations for our children are high in all aspects of their lives, and we aim to provide a homely environment where children feel safe, loved, and nurtured.

We use a trauma informed approach in our work, to enable us to better understand the needs of our children, and to provide individual care packages.

You will be required to be willing and able to work flexibly across different locations within the Bristol area; and to be part of an on call system out of hours, in order to provide support, and monitor standards of care, within the homes.

Join us and you will receive a generous rewards package including; flexible working, a membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you will be working in a supportive environment, where you will have the chance to make Bristol a better place, and contribute to its future.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification, and contact Claire on: 07887 451730 or 0117 9037479 for any further information.

Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

How do I apply? If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be successful in being shortlisted for interview, please submit an application which fully demonstrates how you meet each of the essential criteria as laid out in the Person Specification, this should be demonstrated in the ‘Further Information’ section of your application. Your application should fully evidence your education and training, along with your previous employment history. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, therefore please demonstrate how you can meet desirable criteria if you can.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.bristol.gov.uk.