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Registered Manager - Chadersley Children's Home


Are you an outstanding children’s home registered manager who can see the potential in children and help them to achieve their ambitions? Can you transform practice so that children and young people thrive within the best possible care? Are you a leader who promotes fun and active environments? If you are someone with exceptional skills and experience, and passionate about the care and protection of children, we want to hear from you.


Please check out Chadersley’s Statement of Purpose (link on the right of this page). 

*** £500.00 joining payment, paid to direct applicants upon successful completion of 6 month probationary period***


All of our children are complex, and understanding their unique needs and challenges is important. Understanding the impact these complexities can have is vital to this role, but seeing their potential and enabling children to progress into adulthood successfully is what we aspire to. We achieve this within a therapeutic and empathetic environment and the right manager will lead, motivate a team to enable children and young people to succeed.

Chadersley Children's Home is part of Talbot House who are a registered Children’s Charity with a Residential Children's Home and Non-maintained Special School on their site in Newcastle. Set in 8 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and land, you would be forgiven if you thought we are based in the heart of the countryside, however, we are in Walbottle, offering an easy commute.

This position is offered on a full-time basis with a very competitive salary. You will be working office hours, and have the support of a Deputy Manager who works a combination of office hours and shift hours. We see this as a pivotal role within the organisation and we are prepared to pay a competitive salary for the right person, depending on experience and qualifications. We are planning to enhance the provision we currently offer, this will be a very exciting time to join our residential team. Please see our Job Description and Personal Specification for full details of the role.

Note: to apply for this role, you must hold a Level 3 NVQ - Children and Young People or Residential Childcare (child based qualification, not adult based) to apply for this role. We would prefer the RM to hold an NVQ level 5 in Management and Leadership - Children and Young People or Residential Childcare (again, gained with a child based qualification, not adult). Please send your certificates to so that we can check your eligibility to apply for the role.

You must hold a full, manual driving licence to apply for this role as travel with our young people is essential, therefore, we require confident drivers to drive our company vehicles and ideally have their own vehicle with business insurance.

Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a modern home environment, with ample parking.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain further qualifications relevant to the role.

Our Mission

Talbot House Children’s Charity is a children's charitable organisation with a non-maintained special school and a registered children's home. We exist to improve the lives of the children we work with.


Talbot House school provides education for children who have complex needs centred around their social, emotional, or mental health.


Our children's home provides a safe and secure environment where children who are unable to live within a family unit can achieve permanence, while they develop the skills and confidence they need to prepare for adulthood.

Our core values are:

  • People – passionate people are at the heart of Talbot House. 

  • Place – providing a safe, nurturing environment where we are all equally valued and encouraged.  

  • Pride – we take pride in celebrating our achievements and inspire self-belief. 

We are looking to recruit a Registered Manager who can create a strong management team and is committed to building a culture in the home that matches the organisation’s values as set out above, with scope to shape and contribute to the future of the home and the wider organisation.​ With the support of our SMT including our CEO, Head of Development (and Deputy CEO) and Head Teacher from our School, the successful applicant really does have an opportunity to change children’s lives.

If you:

  • are ambitious, enthusiastic, knowledgeable dynamic and forward thinking...

  • can demonstrate a successful track record of Ofsted inspections...

  • share our values...

  • have a passion to provide quality care and to change children’s lives...

  • hold a Level 3 in Residential Childcare / Children and Young People, completed in a childcare pathway (this is not negotiable, qualifications completed in an adult pathway is not accepted), and ideally a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Residential Child Care or an alternative relevant degree level qualification...

...we would like to hear from you.

If you don't hold a Level 5, you must be currently working towards this qualification or willing to work towards this as a priority. Please attach all relevant certificates and module unit information on your application.

To apply please fully complete our application form, using the personal specification to help you complete the 'Personal Statement' section of the form. Applicants who read our Tips for Applicants document before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview. You will find our Tips for Applicants document and Application Form attached above. Please send your completed application form to:

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday, 18 February 2024

Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 19 February 2024

​1st Interview Date: TBC


If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email hr at:

For safer recruitment reasons we are unable to accept CVs. You will find our Application Form attached above. CVs will not be reviewed.

Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:

Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

We can only accept a Charity Application Form for this role. We are not able to accept CVs for any role. If you submit a CV it will not be reviewed. Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.

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