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Residential Childcare Workers - Full Time or Bank Staff

Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit Residential Childcare Workers (RCWs).

*** £500.00 joining payment for full-time RCWs, paid to direct applicants upon successful completion of 6 month probationary period***


The role of our RCWs is to support the Registered Manager and Senior Residential Childcare Workers with the effective and efficient running of our 5 bedroom home.


Our staff help us to provide security and stability for the young people, enabling the young people to achieve positive change in their lives.

While we hope to receive applicants of all genders, we encourage male staff to apply for this role to help provide a balance of positive role models within the team to support our young people.

Roles are offered on a full-time or bank staff basis.

You can earn a very competitive starting salary of £27,307.84 per annum, including sleep allowance (but excluding overtime), this includes a basic salary of £22,987.84 per annum (which rises to £23,336.41 following successful probationary) plus an average of £4,320.00 per annum sleep allowance (based on 6 sleeps per month).

Further basic salary increases are offered after 1 year service to £23,684.99 per annum and again after completion of the Level 3 NVQ to £24,158.56 per annum (your NVQ L3 is fully paid for by the Charity, a training agreement is required). Salary will rise again with length of service to £24,593.69 per annum.

Sleep-ins are paid at £60 per sleep shift.

Overtime is paid at an enhanced rate of one and one half (1.5 rate) for all hours worked over 162.5 hours per month. Overtime is not included in the above salary details. This means that your earning potential is likely to increase further than the salaries stated above to over £30,000.00 per annum.

Hours are 162.5 per month (based on an averag37.5 per week). Rota's are completed in advance, and we work on a rolling rota (where possible) so you will know when you are working in advance.

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 rewarded with additional holidays for length of service.

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

​Please do not delay your application as you might miss out on a great opportunity and a very rewarding job.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday, 17 December 2023

Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 18 December 2023

​1st Interview Date: w/c Monday, 18 December 2023 (TBC)


If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 2290111 or by email at


We look forward to receiving your application soon.


If you are ready to take the next step, please see out Senior Residential Childcare Worker vacancy, click 'back to jobs page' above.

To apply please fully complete our application form, using the personal specification to help you complete the 'skills, experience and knowledge' 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 attached above.


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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