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About The Service

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Post: Deputy Officer In Charge

Grade 7 - £33,945 - £38,223

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Officer in Charge, working with some of our most vulnerable children and young people In Cardiff. We are seeking a confident, independent and effective Deputy Manager for our new Children’s Home, who can lead, inspire, motivate and develop the home, staff and wellbeing of our young people we serve.


About the job

As a Deputy Manager, you will assist in the management and administration of the home, ensuring the home meets all regulatory standards and provides an excellent quality of care to the children and young people who may stay up to 12 weeks. The aim is to understand their needs in greater depth and secure a placement more able to meet their needs.

Key responsibilities as Deputy Officer in Charge will include:

  • Ensuring that young people receive a sensitive service, which best meets their social, racial, medical, psychological, educational, cultural, physical identity and health and wellbeing needs
  • Ensuring that young people are empowered to have a voice when making decisions about their lives, futures and encouraging independence
  • Building positive relationships with families and others, ensuring consultation and participation
  • Ensuring integration with communities, using local facilities whilst developing and maintaining relationships with the local community
  • Assisting the manager to ensure the professional competence of the staff team is maintained
  • Taking responsibility at the direction of the Manager for ensuring that delegated budgets are managed effectively and the use of finances is properly monitored
  • Co-ordinating, attending and chairing meetings as required and ensure that meetings are conducted in a manner which promotes inclusion and achievement of objectives

What We Are Looking For From You

We are looking for a person who is and has:

  • Proven experience at a senior level of working with young people within a residential childcare environment
  • Relevant qualification that meets the equivalent criteria for Social Care Wales registration in addition to a
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Children and Young People)
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills

You will need to have the ability, skills and knowledge of: 

  • Knowledge of The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 and other current legislative requirements
  • Knowledge of budget monitoring and management systems
  • Knowledge of child development, appreciation of the needs of young people.
  • Ability to undertake and complete assessments
  • Experience of working with a Behaviour support model of care
  • Ability to plan, organise, and prepare reports and chair meetings
  • Experience in managing staff
  • Ability to understand own duty of care, to safeguard and promote the interests of young people and challenge inappropriate practices
  • Problem solving and decision making skills

In return:

As well as joining a vibrant, friendly and supportive team, you will contribute towards making a difference to the young people’s lives we work with. You will also receive the following benefits package:

  • Cardiff promotes a good work life balance, flexibility and autonomy to support your own family / work life balance
  • Offer of hybrid working
  • Support for the health and wellbeing of employees
  • Credit of flexi time / toil
  • An automatic entitlement to the excellent and secure Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A generous annual leave entitlement
  • Continuous professional development and access to training
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Work with Team Managers and colleagues who are outstanding and passionate to achieve best outcomes for young people

Additional information

For further information or an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

This post has a requirement for registration with Social Care Wales.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

Due to the current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs or accept application forms via the post.

If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact for a discussion.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

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