Job Description

Dundee, Tayside

Circa £35,000 per annum plus an on-call allowance

Permanent, full-time (working 37 hours a week) – hours are generally Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm but may involve occasional evening or weekend work


Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.


The role

The Action for Children Dundee services are looking for a Registered Manager to become part of the Dundee Cluster Management team. As part of the wider Action for Children organisation, the Dundee cluster deliver a diverse range of services across Dundee and Tayside. Specifically, we are looking for a Registered Manager to deliver our individualised support service.


Dundee Youth Housing Service provide a diverse range of prevention and support services to young homeless people in the Dundee area. The mainstay of the service is to provide supported accommodation and outreach support for 16- to 21-year-olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.


You will make a difference by:

– Managing the service on a day-to-day basis.

– Being responsible for all aspects of the service, including budgets, to ensure the team provide innovative, responsive, high quality and person-centered services.

– Providing regular supervision and performance reviews to create a workforce that is motivated, skilled and qualified.

– Establishing and developing effective relationships and channels of communication with colleagues, community organisations, partner agencies and other external agencies, including chairing and leading multiagency meetings as appropriate.


You will need:

– An SVQ 4 in Health and Social Care and a willingness to work towards a Leadership qualification if not already held. (A relevant management qualification for social care will put you at an advantage, however we absolutely welcome candidates to apply who do not possess a management qualification but are willing to study for one.)

– Experience of working in a child-based environment, in similar support packages.

– Experience in Management of a large team working towards an outcome.

– Experience of supporting children and young people with additional needs and or disabilities.

– Experience in supporting staff through reflective supervision practices.

– An understanding of the core needs of a child and how the work that we provide can cater towards this.

– The ability to communicate effectively and clearly with all stakeholders with the service.


The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we’ll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information please contact Emma Goodwin on 07741 742013 or email

Please note: Interviews are planned to be held on Wednesday 10th March 2021.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


For more information or to apply please follow this link Action for Children Careers