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Dumfries, Scotland
Job Type
Full Time
£40,000 - £45,000 Per Year
Date Posted
3 days ago

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Job Description

ACAD Children’s Service is part of the CareTech Family. Established in 1993, CareTech is a leading nationwide social care provider delivering a package of high quality, individually tailored care and support solutions to children, young people, and adults across the UK

Due to expansion, our ACAD Service Division is seeking to appoint an Operations Manager who has a proven record of accomplishment of multi-site experience and workforce development. Supporting the Head of Service, their primary focus will be on commercial growth whilst maintaining stability and excellent outcomes for children and young people.


  • NVQ 5 in Care / DIP SW or equivalent
  • NVQ Level 4 in Management (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of National Minimum Standards
  • Understanding of Childcare Legislation including 2004 Children Act & Social Services Well-being Act 2014
  • 3Yrs + Experience as a Registered Manager of a Children’s Home
  • Internal and external Stakeholder Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Ability to Inspire, motivate and support staff
  • Excellent Time Management Skills


  • NVQ 5 in Management
  • Related Management Experience
  • Knowledge of Employment Legislation
  • Previous responsibility for business growth and development
  • Fieldwork (Children’s) experience


  • Friendly, passionate and caring nature
  • Positive, pleasant and approachable
  • Empowering others to become stronger and more confident in controlling their lives
  • Person Centred, allowing our children to explore & utilise their own strengths
  • Innovative, by using or showing new methods and ideas
  • Energetic and fast paced environment


  • Car Allowance
  • Up to 28 Days Holiday
  • Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Competitive Salary
  • Dedicated learning and development programmes
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topic
  • Free DBS check
  • Refer a friend scheme’ reward system - earn up to £250 per referral
  • Pension scheme
  • Share Save Scheme
  • Annual Employee Awards Evening
  • Employee recognition schemes
  • Company vehicle to use when in work
  • CareTech Foundation- Opportunity to apply for family & friend’s grants.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS/PVG check and Regulated Activity, which will include a check against the barred children’s list.

If you haven’t received a response within 14 days please consider your application to be unsuccessful on the occasion.


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