Careers

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Here at Footsteps to Futures we are committed to improving the lives of young people however we can only achieve this by building a team that shares our vision, mission and values. We are looking for empathic, caring and proactive people who want to share our commitment and want to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people need us.

Take a look below to see the roles we have available and what we can offer you at Footsteps to Futures. For more information about careers at Footsteps To Futures or to apply for one of our positions, please email careers@footstepstofutures.co.uk.

Our commitment

We are committed to providing a positive, fair and rewarding working environment for all of our employees. This includes:

  • Providing training, education, and resources so that you can carry out your role safely and to the best of your ability.
  • Provide regular one-to-one, group and clinical supervision
  • Provide development opportunities
  • Listen to your goals and aspirations and help you to achieve them

If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, take a look at the positions available below and get in touch with our team.

Available positions

Here at Footsteps to Futures we are committed to improving the lives of young people however we can only achieve this by building a team that shares our vision, mission and values. See our positions below:

Operations Manager

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 pa (dependent on experience) | Location: Head Office, Nottingham

About the role

Footsteps to Futures Ltd are small and growing children’s residential care company that was established in 2014. The company has experienced rapid expansion from one home to three homes during 2020 with a view to continue our expansion in the near future.

The organisation is now making additions to the central management team and we are currently seeking an experienced Operations Manager who can assist us with the continuous development and expansion of the company. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join our organisation and assist the senior management team to in taking the organisation to the next level of our development.

We are seeking an experienced and proactive individual who can help reinforce the central management team. The successful candidate will have a ‘can-do’ attitude with a strong desire to succeed. They will be going into a brand-new role that will grow in time with the support from the company directors. They will be willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the company achieves its core objectives as well as continuously develop service delivery, and embark on further expansion.

Previous experience of children’s social care is desirable, particularly in an operational role. It will be an advantage to have previous experience of building relationships with external stakeholders, commissioners, and other outside agencies. The successful candidate will have experience of continuously improving and developing policy and procedures and have experience of overseeing the administrative duties within a business.

The key objectives of the role are:

  • To oversee and manage the organisations income streams ensuring that targets are met
  • To ensure that the needs of the business are being met through managing the central operations of the organisation
  • To provide line management to the administration team
  • To promote the image of the company
  • To work collaboratively with the senior management team and the Registered Managers of the FtF provisions.
  • To work in line with the ethos, values of Footsteps to Futures Ltd.
  • To ensure the organisation has healthy and positive relationships with stakeholders, commissioners and placing authorities.
Main Duties
Commissioning
  • To maximise the number of referrals the organisation receives
  • To apply for and complete tenders for placing authority contracts
  • To build positive relationships with placing authorities
  • To carry out market research on fees, supply & demand
Human Resources
  • To line manage administrators at Head Office
  • To act as the investigative officer for grievance and disciplinary procedures where appropriate
  • To oversee the company’s appraisal implementation & performance
  • Appoint/assist in appointing staff, ensuring the proper application of Footsteps to Futures recruitment and selection procedures and manage and oversee the Induction, Discipline, Capability and Grievance procedures.
Business Development
  • To work towards continuous service development
  • To continuously review and update company policy & procedures
  • To assist the Managing Director and Director of Care in the expansion of the company
  • To continuously improve the central operations of the company
  • Evaluate and improve administrative procedures
Operations
  • To monitor and manage the central risk register
  • To oversee the company’s insurance policies and adherence
  • To oversee the company’s IT & software
  • To manage the companies GDPR adherence
  • Oversee company health & safety adherence
Other
  • To have oversight of facilities and property management
  • To have oversight the companies marketing strategy

To apply for this role, please email your cv to careers@footstepstofutures.co.uk

Residential Care Worker

Salary: £8.71ph - £9.61ph dependent on experience and qualifications (Additional sleep-in allowance: £62.40 per night) | Location: Nottingham

About the role

Footsteps to Futures Ltd have an exciting opportunity to join our existing staff team at Hilltop House in North Nottinghamshire. Hilltop House has been operating for 5 years and accommodates up to three young people aged 11-18 years old and is rated Good by Ofsted.

Footsteps to Futures Ltd are a small organisation that has been delivering residential care for five years and currently operates three children's homes. The company is aiming to grow further and build a team of passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic people to join us in our expansion.

Hilltop House is a home that delivers therapeutic care to young people who need extra support as well as nurture and opportunities to thrive. The aim of our service is to provide a safe and empowering place for all children to live in. The team’s role is to improve the quality of life of children and help them come to terms with previous life experiences.

Our home specialises in working with young people who display Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD).

Successful candidates will have:

  • Experience of working with children and young people with challenging behaviour.
  • Knowledge on how to support children and young people who experience EBD.
  • A compassionate understanding of the complex needs of young people.
  • Knowledge of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable young people.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • An ability to work within a team to help support and motivate each other to provide outstanding care.
  • The passion and dedication needed to positively impact the lives of young people.

Applicants should be aware that the role requires long shifts and overnight sleeps in the home and therefore should carefully consider the suitability of the role. Successful applicants will be offered the role subject to suitable references and an enhanced DBS check.

We invest in all of our employees and we will provide a full programme of mandatory training for the role which includes Full Induction, CSE training, Safeguarding, Assessment Skills, Intervention Planning, Management of Risk, Equality and Diversity, Fire Safety, and Team Building. In addition, we also run specialist training packages for all staff including; Trauma, Boundaries, Compassionate Care, Bereavement, Positive Behaviour Support, and many more.

Required education:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Childrens Health and Social Care or a willingness to work towards this qualification.

Required experience:

  • Candidates must be aged 21 or over
  • We are willing to consider entry-level applicants for this role
  • A year’s experience working with children in care is desirable
  • A working knowledge of safeguarding children

Required licence or certification:

  • Driving Licence
  • Drivers Business Insurance

*Please be aware the Children's Residential Social Care is considered an essential front line service and therefore will continuously operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are urged to consider whether they have the resilience, determination and resource to continue to provide care to children during these challenging times

To apply for this role, please email your cv to careers@footstepstofutures.co.uk

Bank Children's Residential Care Worker

Salary: £9ph - £12ph (dependent on experience and qualifications) Additional sleep-in allowance: £62.40 per night | Location: Nottingham

About the role

We are currently looking to recruit, Bank Care Workers to join our expanding team in our Residential Children’s Homes located in the Nottinghamshire area. We have a passion for excellence and pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of care.

Footsteps to Futures Ltd are a small organisation that have been delivering residential care for five years. The company is now growing and are aiming to build a team of passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic people to join us in our expansion. We are currently recruiting for bank staff to work over all three of our homes.

Hilltop House, situated in Selston, Nottinghamshire, has been operating for 5 years and accommodates up to three young people and is rated Good by Ofsted.

Holly Lodge is situated in the Mansfield area of Nottinghamshire and is a solo provision for young people aged 11 – 18 years.

Our brand new home Overfields is situated in Redmile, the Vale of Belvoir and will accommodate up to three young people aged 7 – 13 years.

We are seeking experienced, confident and positive Care Workers to assist the management team in delivering therapeutic care to vulnerable young people. Experience in this field is advantageous, however if you are looking for a change or are someone who is patient and caring with a strong level of emotional intelligence and enjoys learning new skills and experiences we would like to offer you the opportunity to join our team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff.

Our home specialises in working with young people who display Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD).

The aim of our service is to provide a safe and empowering place for all young people to live in. The team’s role is to improve the quality of life of young people and help them prepare for early adulthood. We empower the young people to make positive choices about their lives and support them to work towards independence.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Experience of working with children and young people with challenging behaviour.
  • Knowledge on how to support children and young people who experience EBD.
  • A compassionate understanding of the complex needs of young people.
  • Knowledge of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable young people.
  • Dynamic and supportive with strong communication skills.
  • An ability to work within a team to help support and motivate each other to provide outstanding care.
  • The passion and dedication needed to positively impact the lives of young people.

Applicants should be aware that the role requires long shifts and overnight sleeps in the home and therefore should carefully consider the suitability of the role. Successful applicants will be offered the role subject to suitable references and an enhanced DBS check.

We invest in all of our employees and we will provide a full programme of mandatory training for the role as part of an induction and then further bespoke training.

Required education:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Childrens Health and Social Care or a willingness to work towards this qualification.

Required experience:

  • A year’s experience working with children in care is desirable.
  • A working knowledge of safeguarding children.

Required licence or certification:

  • Driving Licence
  • Drivers Business Insurance

*Please be aware the Children's Residential Social Care is considered an essential front line service and therefore will continuously operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are urged to consider whether they have the resilience, determination and resource to continue to provide care to children during these challenging times

To apply for this role, please email your cv to careers@footstepstofutures.co.uk

We proudly support The Harley Jae Trust to help all children have a better future.

Footsteps to Futures are a proud partner of The Harley Jae Trust Children’s Charity; supporting children with life limiting conditions and their families both in the hospital and in the community.

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