Deputy Manager - Fixed Term Contract

Pebbles Care Ltd

Deputy Manager - Fixed Term Contract

£37188

Pebbles Care Ltd, Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 29 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 63ac3ad8b4a541888d0609770337fb07

Full Job Description

  • This role is ideally suited to someone who has two years of experience in children's residential care and is ready to enhance their leadership skills within a progressive and collaborative environment.

  • Your role as a Deputy Manager will be to support the Registered Manager by organising and leading a team of Residential Child Care Workers. You will lead the team as their role model, planning shifts, and working as part of the rota.

  • You will work with your team to promote the principles of therapeutic parenting as a way of caring for children and young people.

  • You will offer continual support, share knowledge, and provide supervision to team members ensuring that they are able to fulfil their daily duties.

  • You will promote learning and development opportunities and ensure that the team are motivated to continually strive for improvement and best practice.

  • You will carry out an essential and valuable role supporting the Registered Manager in training, health and safety, safer recruitment, HR, and administrative duties.

  • You will build long lasting relationships with your team, develop positive relationships with families and communities, and liaise with multi-agency partners to ensure the continual welfare and development of our children and young people., Our mission is to continue to lead the way in offering bespoke therapeutic care and education to vulnerable young people.

  • Pebbles have 50 beautiful homes and 2 established schools for children and young people across North England and Scotland.

  • We specialise in providing residential child care for vulnerable young people between the ages of 8 and 18.

  • We have innovative plans for growth in 2024 and beyond.

  • We have a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you, and 20 years' experience in supporting young people to unlock brighter futures.

  • You will receive your full rate of pay for all sleepovers, optional overtime, and rest breaks.

  • Pebbles have excellent employee benefits and discounts that support your health and wellbeing.


  • Additional benefits and rewards
  • You will attend an in-depth induction and receive training, including a detailed introduction to therapeutic parenting.

  • We will refresh your Team Teach or Calms intervention training.

  • Instant access to our employee portal, intranet page and quarterly newsletters

  • Monthly social recognition awards and prizes, voted for by all employees.

  • We hold an annual young people's award ceremony.

  • We will cover the cost of updating your disclosure certificate and professional membership fees, if relevant and essential for your role.

    Minimum of eighteen months experience working with Children and Young People,

  • A proven track record in team building and supervision,

  • Qualified to SCQF Level 7 (Scotland) and the HNC or Level 3 in Residential Child Care (England)

  • Highly responsible and accountable when it comes to safeguarding our children and young people.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise,

  • A consistent and professional manner,

  • An active and supportive listener,

  • A resilient nature when faced with difficult challenges,

  • A good working knowledge of compliance in relation to Health & Safety practices,

  • A good working knowledge of safer recruitment practices,

  • Proficient IT skills, experienced in Microsoft packages,

  • A full UK driving licence.


  • Desirable Qualities include.
  • Ideally studying towards the SCQF Level 9 (Scotland) or the Level 4 Children and Young Peoples' Practitioners Qualification (England),

  • Knowledge and previous experience in promoting Therapeutic Parenting in the context of children and young people.

  • Previous experience in a similar role, leading and supervising employees.


  • Are you ready to join our family?

    Pebbles Care have an opportunity for a Deputy Manager to join our dedicated team on a fixed term contract near Auchterarder, to support the Registered Manager and existing team and ensure that our young people are receiving the best quality of care.

    It is an exciting time to join our Pebbles family as we experience a period of growth, with further expansion planned throughout 2024 into 2025. As a new member of our team, you could have the opportunity to contribute and be part of this, while also benefiting from the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and thriving organisation.

  • A salary of £37,187.90 per annum.

  • Your full-time role operates on a rota pattern of one day on (24 hours including sleepover) and two days off (48 hours).

  • Your average working hours, including your sleepovers, are 56.4 hours per week.

  • You will receive 5.6 weeks annual leave per annum, pro rata.

  • Auto-enrolment into our salary sacrifice pension scheme (Scottish Widows)

  • A cash back health care plan via Medicash, allows you to claim for dental and optical treatments, discounted gym memberships, 24/7 access to a GP, free access to counselling and much more.