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Senior Residential Childcare Worker

​Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit additional full time Senior Residential Childcare Workers (SRCWs) to join our team.

The role of our SRCWs is to support the Registered Manager with the effective and efficient running of our 4 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.

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

You can earn a very competitive £33,481.23 per annum or more, including sleep allowance, this includes a basic salary of £27,721.23 per annum (which rises further to £28,613.10 per annum following successful probationary period and rises further to 29,857.15 per annum with length of service). You can earn an average £5,760.00 per annum, sleep allowance, based on 8 sleeps per month.

Sleep-ins paid an extra £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. With overtime our Senior staff can earn over £37,500.00 per annum depending on how many additional hours they wish to work.

Hours are 162.5 hours per month (based on an average of 37.5 per month). Rota's are completed in advance, and we work on a rolling rota (where possible) so that 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 beautiful 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.

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) to apply for this role. Please send your certificates to so that we can check your eligibility to apply for the role.

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

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, 24 March 2024

Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 25 March 2024

​1st Interview Date: w/c Monday, 8 April 2024


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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