Team Leader (Children’s Services)

£500 Joining Bonus subject to T&C

Are you looking for the next step in your career?

Would you like an opportunity to lead others to deliver positive outcomes for the children in our care?

We are expanding with the opening of new services, and we have some exciting opportunities available across Almond Care Children’s Services. We are looking for passionate forward thinking Team Leaders that share a passion for supporting young people and developing others.

As a Team Leader, you will lead a small team within the home to deliver the best possible care to children. You will identify areas for continuous improvement and adopt a therapeutic approach to care, leading by example. You will champion quality and lead by example to ensure that the home develops and maintains high quality of care,

Are you what Almond Care Children’s Services is looking for?

The ideal candidates will be close to achieving or qualified to QCF Level 3 or above for Children and Young People

You will integrate as part of the rota, undertaking shifts and sleep-ins as required and will help to organise the rota and tasks for your team. The role is a great development opportunity with lots of new skills to learn and a chance to really make a difference to the children in our care.

Our ideal candidate will be a flexible and compassionate individual, looking for a career in care and able to demonstrate a passion for the role. Previous care experience is preferable but not essential as full training will be provided.

Almond Care Children’s Services believes in nurturing our exceptional team and so if you’re successful in joining us, you’ll be benefiting from:

  • Completive pay Starting at £28,353 – £30,433 inclusive of 5 sleeps per month additional sleeps paid at £73.89 and overtime paid at hourly rate.
  • 224 hours annual leave (Inclusive of Bank Holiday)
  • After the first year of employment you will get an additional Days annual leave for your birthday
  • Opportunities to specialise in complex care
  • Full training and support within your role
  • Outstanding career development opportunities
  • Opportunity to undertake management training
  • An opportunity to work for an expanding, forward thinking company

All applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure.
This position will involve supporting a child client.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this vacancy. If you are not selected for this particular position, your CV will be kept on file for 6 months and you may be contacted for other suitable roles in the future.

Almond Care Children’s Services is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,353.00-£30,433.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Flexible schedule


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability


  • Care: 1 year (preferred)
  • Team Leader: 1 year (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)
  • QCF Level 3 Qualifications (preferred)

Registered Home Manager

Are you looking for an opportunity to be a part of something new, exciting and offering great opportunities for growth?

Would you like an opportunity to lead others to deliver positive outcomes for the children and young people in our care?

About: Steps 2 Success

  • Almond Children’s Services- Steps 2 Success program believe that every child deserves to be given every opportunity to thrive and achieve their full aspirations and that the trauma that the child has suffered should not be a barrier to the success.
  • We believe by providing a therapeutic and holistic approach to supporting the child through early intervention we can reduce the risk of the child suffering further and prevent the need for the child remain in long term residential care.
  • Our mission is to provide a high-quality tailored therapeutic care and education that’s underpinned by therapeutic approach using trauma informed training. This is supported by our clinical team who work closely both across education and care.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a manager who are child-focused and truly wants to make a difference, Managers that are driven to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people. Using child-centred approach to care. The successful manager will continually strive for positive outcomes for the children and young people in line with the children homes regulations and quality care standards 2015, with safety and wellbeing at the forefront of therapeutic approach at Almond Children’s Services.

The Home

The home is registered for 5 young people that achieved Outstanding in 2021. The home takes a therapeutic approach to support the young people and this a keen area that the home wishes to develop further. The home will have a DFE registered school that will be attached to the home with a separated DFE regestraion. This will require the manager to work closely with the head of education. The home has vast amount of potential and has plenty of space for the young people.


Previous registered manager and have received an Ofsted ratings of Good or above.

QCF 5 in leadership and management CYP and have a minimum of 2 years management experience.

Experience in Learning Disabilities, EBD, SEMH or Complex Health Needs

What we offer:

· Salary £42,500 – £46,500 per annum

· Annual leave entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays, Plus additional day after 1st year of service for birthday

· Bonuses: Ofsted Rating (Good and above) and Registration

· Participation in On Call rota: additional pay awarded (TBC)

· Fantastic Training and Career Development

· Pension: statutory

All applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and reference

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £42,500.00-£46,500.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus


  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Loughborough, LE12 7TL: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Application question(s):

  • Do you hold QCF Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification?
  • Hold a QCF level 3 Children and young people qualification?


  • working with children and young people: 2 years (preferred)
  • of management: 1 year (preferred)