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01562 882 253

Assistant Home Manager

Assistant Home Manager

Salary: Grade 7 £21,961.00 – £23,871 per annum plus sleep in allowance  

Hours – 40 hours per week (to be worked on a flexible rota) plus sleep-ins.

Sunfield Children’s Home – Clent, Stourbridge, DY9 9PB

Sunfield School and Children’s Home, part of the Ruskin Mill Trust Group, is located in the stunning Clent Hills. Sunfield provides innovative and experiential education for children and young people with Autistic spectrum Conditions and special learning needs, developed out of the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, William Morris and John Ruskin. Set within 58 acres of idyllic parkland, nestled on the slopes of the Clent Hills, we are an independent residential special school and charity who support young people, aged 6 – 19 years, with complex learning needs, including Autism and PDA.


The Assistant Home Manager is a new role being introduced at Sunfield which combines residential shifts, working closely with the children and young people to help them to feel safe, respected, confident and capable of achieving their best while modelling excellent practice and helping to develop their colleagues’ skills and confidence of the whole team. The role includes taking on management duties as delegated by the Home Manager and Deputy Home Manager and assuming the role of leader in their absence.

This role is the perfect for anyone who has already gained significant experience within care and is looking for opportunities to progress their career and gain management experience.

We have six full time vacancies for this role. The successful candidate will need to be fully flexible and work over a 7 day working week (including weekends and Bank Holidays).  All posts within Sunfield are subject to a 6 month probation period and the full-time hours for care staff are 40 per week to be worked in accordance with a rota. The role also includes some personal care. You will already hold the QCF Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People (or equivalent) and be willing to work toward the level 5 qualification within 2 years of starting the role.

Although challenging, working at Sunfield is incredibly rewarding. We are looking for people with great character and a desire to make a positive impact on young people’s lives. As a minimum you should have;

  • The confidence to take responsibility for situations and be able to direct others to achieve suitable solutions.
  • A patient, caring, compassionate and child-centred nature
  • A team player and demonstrate the ability to manage emotionally challenging situations
  • Excellent observation skills and the ability to problem solve and think creatively to enable our children and young people to reach their full potential
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience with the ability to react calmly in stressful situations

In return we offer-

  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free lunches
  • Discounted Health Care Cash Plan
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme

A comprehensive induction, specialist classroom and on the job training with a clear development plan including being enrolled on the Ruskin Mill Trust’s Holistic Support and Care course where you can learn more about and experience the principles that underpin our method of working with the children and young people in our care.

Sunfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check for both adults and children.

Closing date for Applications is Sunday 21st October 2018

If you wish to apply please do so via our website (sorry no CV’s) and fully complete an application form.  You can do this by “clicking” on the links below, which includes information on how to complete your application form.

Access the Sunfield Job Application Form here.

Access the Application Form Guidance here.

Access the Sunfield Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here. 

Access the Job Description here.

Access the Application Privacy Notice here.

Access the Steiner Education Study here.


If you have any questions, please call the HR Team on 01562 882 253 (switchboard).