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Team Leader

Wakefield, Yorkshire
£13.21 to £15.78 Per Hour
Job Type
22 Mar 2021
Witherslack Group residential homes offer young people a stable and secure home environment that they may not have elsewhere. That's why job security is a big part of what's on offer here. You'll be making sure our homes are great places to stay and have a long-term positive impact on the lives of our young people. Likewise, we'll make sure you are well taken care of, with all the support you need to do something really worthwhile.

Working in our residential homes comes with a duty to engage and build beneficial relationships with our young people, many of whom are struggling with their difficult teenage years. For Team Leaders, that duty is two-fold, as your colleagues will also look to you for support and advice. First to know when it comes to new child care information you'll be well-equipped to make sure your teammates have all the necessary guidance and motivation they need and, when required, you'll be able to step up to deputise for your Registered and Deputy managers.

Leading by example in the way you interact with our young people you'll be a key player in making Witherslack Group residential homes such great places to live and learn. It's truly rewarding work with some amazing benefits - not least the satisfaction that comes from watching your hard work pay off in the long-term.

About you

You'll be someone able to relate to young people and build relationships
You'll be able to provide leadership that inspires your colleagues
You'll have a level 3 diploma in residential childcare (or equivalent) and at least 12 months experience
You'll be compassionate and emotionally resilient, as well as supportive
You have held a full UK driving licence for at least 12 months
You'd like to work in a place that takes issues like coronavirus so seriously, that it will not only allow you to interview by video to help keep everyone stay safe, but will also make sure as an employee you're taken care of financially should you fall ill and need to self-isolateAbout us

Witherslack Group are the UK's number 1 children's home provider, as judged by Ofsted. We are driven to provide the very best care and education for children and young people with complex, challenging needs. We have high staff-to-child ratios and in-house clinical teams, all contributing to our reputation for excellence and enhancing life opportunities.

At Witherslack Group we support and develop our people, promoting from within. Our senior roles earn upwards of £50,000. Making us the perfect place to grow your long career in care.


The benefit of doing a role like this is it feels good. Every day brings a sense of hard-won achievement and progress. There are also some outstanding rewards - in fact, our package is one of the best in the sector:

£1,000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme
35 days' holiday (including bank holidays)
Contributory pension scheme, matched up to 5%
Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary
Health cash plan e.g. dental, optical and physiotherapy
24/7 counselling service
Cycle to Work and tax free Childcare Vouchers
Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employeesThe Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community
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  • Job Reference: 250002632-2
  • Date Posted: 22 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Witherslack Group
    Witherslack Group
  • Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £13.21 to £15.78 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £1000 Bonus + Outstanding Benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent