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Ref: MW;AM

Area Manager – Children’s Residential Care

Mackenzie Stuart is working with a leading providers of children’s residential care in the UK, they are experiencing rapid growth and success and are looking for a Area Manager to come on board and oversee the performance and quality of care across the homes in that area and also assist with commissioning new homes.


Our client is one of the leading providers in the children’s residential care industry, with services spanning across central UK they have in recent years experienced significant growth and development, taking on a number of new services and contracts nationally. Our client puts children’s well being and health at the centre of their organisation and this ethos drives their strategy and decisions. Our client is a strong advocate of the fact that to give children the best support those that care for them also need the best support, as a result our client is an employee centred organisation, recognising that employees are the key to their success, offering extensive training and opportunities to all employees.
Our client is now looking to continue their success within the children’s residential market through taking on ambitious and driven individuals with the future plan to continue their growth and success.


The successful candidate will hold operational and development responsibility, monitoring business performance and quality of care across the area and overseeing the agreeing of contracts, budgets and fundraising. The successful candidate will be responsible for 5 residential homes, making sure that they are all exceeding their occupancy targets and ensuring that the home managers have all the resources and support in place to do so. This area is growing rapidly and demand for service is very high, our client is looking to commission 5 new homes in the next 12 months and have them fully operational as soon as possible. As the area manager you will be directly involved in this commissioning process and will be responsible for assisting in the hiring decisions for the new homes. The role involves the candidate to work closely with local councils and OFSTED to ensure that all regulations across the homes are being met and exceeded where possible.


The successful candidate must have management experience in children’s residential homes and have experience with managing a care team. The candidate must have excellent leadership skills and have a proven track record of being able to assess children’s care and act accordingly. Knowledge of OFSTED regulations is essential and the candidate must have a full clean UK driver’s licence. The candidate must have a proven track record of operational success within a children’s residential setting with knowledge about the children’s space being essential. For this role a degree in a related children’s field is required, preferably a minimum of  Level 3 in Health Care

The client has asked that the location of this role be kept confidential until receiving CV’s from interested candidates, there is however the option to work remote so the candidate can be based anywhere in the UK.

If you feel you are suitable for this role please apply below.


Mackenzie Stuart is a leading executive search and selection business. From our offices in Leeds, London & Toronto we provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions across industry and have specialist recruitment consultants that work within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure & Built Environment, Medical & Scientific, Healthcare, Education, Finance & Accountancy, Insurance, Water, Chemicals, Ingredients & Flavours, Automation, FMCG and Logistics sectors.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within one week of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job Reference: MW;AM

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Salary Range

£50,000 - 70,000


UK - option to work remote