Area Manager

Residential Children's Homes in Kent

Ethelbert Children's Services (ECS) provide Residential Care, Fostering, Specialist Education and Therapeutic Services to children and young people who are unable to live with their own families. ECS has been established for nearly 50 years, providing a holistic package of care for children who have experienced multiple losses, rejection, placement breakdown and have multiple needs.


We are currently recruiting for an Area Manager. The post is a permanent contract to oversee and manage the Registered Managers within our residential children’s service.


The successful candidate will join the existing Operations Department within the established ECS Senior Management Team.


As an individual, the successful candidate needs to be child centred, a good team player, have a high level of resilience and a creative approach to managing children’s homes.


The successful candidate will need to have an excellent working knowledge of the SCCIF inspection process, Childrens Homes Regulations 2015, relevant childcare legislation and a minimum of three years management experience in a residential childcare setting.


Due to the residential homes being located across East Kent the successful candidate will need to be a driver and have their own car (mileage allowances paid).


Full references, including an enhanced DBS, will be in place before commencing employment, with a proposed starting date of September 2020.


We look forward to hearing from you

To apply for this position, follow the link to our online application form, or download a printable version of the form below.


Job Description
Area Manager - JD 06.2020 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [84.7 KB]
Application Form
Employment Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [427.7 KB]

Please return completed applications to:


Personnel Department
Ethelbert Children's Services
17 Leigh Road



CT12 5EU


If you would like an informal discussion regarding the expectations of the role, please contact our Fostering Agency on 0808 168 1228.


We are an equal opportunities employer

During the current pandemic there are understandable concerns around children residing in social care and the ability of social care organisations to provide continuity of service.


Based on all available government advice and guidance, and following a review of our current resources, Ethelbert Children’s Services have shared a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP) with each of its local authority partners and relevant regulatory bodies.


At this time, we do not foresee any significant difficulties in providing ongoing residential care and/or fostering services.


As new information and guidance becomes available, will be reviewing our BCP and updating our partners accordingly.


Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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Ethelbert Children's Services -
Residential Children's Homes, Fostering and.Specialist Education
17 Leigh Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5EU
Tel: 01843 823762
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