Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Deputy Officer in Charge

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£38,890 - £41,881 per annum

Children’s Social Care Services

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people?

Are you motivated to provide high quality care and support to young people?

Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you?

If this is you - then Newcastle City Council is the place for you!

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated person to join our residential team. The post is integral to our children’s homes which provide high quality care and support to young people with complex needs. To succeed in this role you must have an excellent understanding of the needs of children, young people and families and be committed to making a lasting difference to their lives.

To succeed as the Deputy Officer in Charge you will be a resilient and resourceful person who can build strong relationships with both young people and staff quickly. You must be solutions focused and able to remain calm in challenging situations. Confident at supervising and mentoring staff, you will have outstanding organisational skills and be experienced at maintaining excellent case records.

The post requires experience of working in residential care and a recognised social work qualification or NVQ level 3. As Deputy Officer in Charge you must be able to work to a rota, including pro rota weekend work with shift patterns and sleep-ins as required.

Working in Newcastle we will encourage you to be creative and progress your career and working with us you will receive:

• A dedicated 5-day induction

• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually

• A range of flexible working options

• Access to wellbeing initiatives

• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme

• Access to home electronics and car leasing schemes

If you want to find out more about the role you can speak with Paul Lundie, Corporate Parenting Manager on 0191 277 2976 or Janette Brown Placement Planning and Sufficiency Lead on 0191 211 6308.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

20 May 2021

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