Residential Manager – Children’s Short Break Home (Ref: RM – 0422)

 Salary:  £40,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week, (including days, evenings, and weekends)

We have an exciting vacancy to join Centre 404 as the Manager of our wonderful five-bedded home in Tower Hamlets providing fun-based after school activities and short breaks for a small group of children with Autism in a residential setting.

The role will involve balancing multiple priorities in running an essential and inspirational service for children and young people with Autism.  You will juggle strategic and logistical planning with hands-on work alongside the rest of the team, ensuring a child centred approach is maintained at all times, and involving children, young people and parents and carers in decision-making structures. There is ample scope for development, identifying any gaps in existing provisions and expanding services accordingly. This manager will be ambitious to maintain and further develop the positive and invaluable work of this service.

You will act as Ofsted Registered Manager and be responsible for delivering services that are fully compliant with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.   You will lead and motivate a team of dedicated support workers and associated staff and volunteers, providing regular support and supervision, and clear objectives and direction to foster a supportive, professional and encouraging working environment.

Essential Experience/Qualifications Required

  • Specific management or deputy management experience gained within a children’s home setting
  • Experience working within Ofsted standards
  • NVQ Level 5 diploma or equivalent in Residential Childcare or closely related discipline
  • Strong organisational skills, a proactive approach to problem solving and the ability to think strategically

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about the role, please feel free to get in touch with us on 0207 607 8762 or at

How to apply – If you are interested in this role, please submit a CV and a cover letter that addresses the requirements of the person specification, by giving examples of how you meet each criteria to demonstrate your suitability for the post.  The full job description and person specification can be found here.

Closing date: Thursday 12th May. Please note that the closing date may be brought forward if a suitable candidate is identified prior to this closing date.

 Centre 404 is dedicated to staff development and supervision and we will provide a detailed induction and on-going training and support. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and we are looking to recruit people who share these values. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS check, proof of eligibility to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.

We are dedicated to providing a meaningful and rewarding work environment, as well as offering a range of perks and benefits for our staff to enjoy; a list of what we have to offer is included here:

Centre 404 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Charity ref number 299889