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Bright Futures is a private sector provider of specialist residential childcare services.  The Organisation supports vulnerable Young People presenting with complex healthcare, social care and educational needs.  The Young People require high levels of support and supervision delivered within structured environments.

Bright Futures aim to achieve the highest standards of care for young people as set out within the Organisations Policy Framework including;

  • Statements of Purpose
  • Risk Assessments
  • Health & Safety Guidance
  • Individual Management Plans for Young People
  • Individual Care Plans for Young People
  • Employee Terms of Employment
  • All other Workplace Guidance set out by the Bright Futures Organisation

The Bright Futures Organisation will set out a service structure within the residential homes ensuring appropriate resources, personnel and support systems are in place to deliver the required standards of care. 

Overview of Role

A Deputy Manager (DM) employed by Bright Futures will be expected to support the Registered Manager (RM) to complete all duties set out within the National Minimum Standards (2002) and Regulations for Children’s Homes (2001) to a ‘Good’ Standard with aspirations to achieve ‘outstanding’ wherever practicable. 

DM will have access to site copies of all Company Policy & Guidance documents and an individual copy of the National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes 2002.

DM will be required to assume all duties of all subordinate workers (SRSW’s & RSW’s) when required to do so, to the standards set out within Organisational guidelines.

DM report to their designated site RM , the Director of Care and all other Directors of the Bright Futures Organisation.

DM will be expected to support the standards of service set out in Policy & Procedure documentation across all sites regardless of their designated workplace.

DM will be expected to be role models for all colleagues and young people ensuring that they are punctual, non-confrontational, reliable, honest, diligent and adherent to all company standards for dress, personal presentation, conduct and attitude.

DM will be required to work across all sites within the Organisation when required, as designated by the Company Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities (DM)

A Deputy Manager employed by Bright Futures will; 

  • Assist the RM, Company Directors and HR Manager in the planning and implementation of all services within their designated workplace.
  • Assume shared responsibility with the RM for the delivery and monitoring of all service provision within their designated workplace and assume full responsibility in the absence.
  • Support the RM to meet, in full the National Minimum Standards (2002) for their setting including;
  • Planning for Care (Standards 1-7)
  • Quality of Care (Standards 8-15)
  • Complaints and Protection (Standards 16-20)
  • Care and Control (Standards 21-22)
  • Environment (Standards 23-26)
  • Staffing (Standards 27-31)
  • Management and Administration (Standards 32-35)
  • Highlight service shortfalls to the RM in respect of the resources, personnel and support systems required to maintain the organisations of service within their designated setting.
  • Respond in conjunction with the RM to the formal recommendations and enforcement requirements of Inspectorates including OFSTED and The Health & Safety Executive.
  • Operate within defined budget headings for the setting and Organisation
  • Ensure that all SRSW’s & RSW’s operate within the guidance and to the standards of Company Policy & Procedures including;
  • National Minimum Standards 2002 and Regulations for Children’s Homes 2001
  • Statements of Purpose
  • Risk Assessments
  • Health & Safety Guidance
  • Individual Management Plans for Young People
  • Individual Care Plans for Young People 
  • Employee Terms of Employment
  • All other Workplace Guidance set out by the Bright Futures Organisation  

Work with the RM and HR Manager to support employee relations and identify / support SRSW’s & RSW’s whose performance fails to meet the required workplace standards for their individual roles.

Why join Bright Futures Care?

We offer fantastic benefits to our staff members:

  • Annual salary of £28,783.29
  • Career development opportunities
  • Simplyhealth insurance
  • 22 days holidays + bank holidays
  • Lunch provided each day
  • Free parking
  • Company pension scheme

Click here to view our ideal candidate specification