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Greenock Road, PA7 5PW
£38,540 - £41,561 per annum plus on-call allowance
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Closes: 24th August 2022

Interview date: Week commencing 5th September 2022

Location: Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW

Salary: £38,540 - £41,561 per annum plus on-call allowance

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full-time

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours

Pattern of Work: Monday to Friday with occasional weekend working and on-call responsibilities

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & a semi-independent living cottage.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #KeepThePromise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the futureThe House Manager has a lead role to play in this through supporting and supervising our care teams and promoting a safe and welcoming living environment.

As House Manager, you will be part of the senior staff team and have the responsibility for managing a designated team and area within the centre. Your role will include overall responsibility for planning, prioritising, organising and reviewing the care and support offered to each individual young person in line with their specific strengths, needs, and vulnerabilities. You will lead the delivery of care and support to young people in a safe, secure, nurturing and positive environment; ensuring that the quality of care and the living environment is in keeping with the GSC ethos and legislative, organisational and procedural requirements, and current good practice and guidance. You will lead, supervise and support individual staff members and the team to achieve agreed work plans and objectives, and ensure appropriate opportunities are given to enable people to maximise performance. As part of your duties, you will be required to share in the on-call “out of hours” responsibility for the whole Centre on a rota basis.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with brilliant communication and relationship building and management skills. If that sounds like you, and you are experienced in managing within residential care, or within a similar setting and are passionate about promoting young people’s rights and wellbeing, then this role could be ideal for you.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, will be committed to upholding and promoting Children’s Rights and will have an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Social Care and the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Children and Young People at Level 4 or above, or equivalent qualifications recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a registered supervisor within the first six months of employment.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you. 

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact either Louise Morrison, Head of Secure Care or Robert Clark, Head of Intensive Support & Throughcare on 01505 864500.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with our young people.

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

To apply, please complete our application form available to download below and submit to by the closing date. Alternatively you can request an application pack by email at or by telephone on 01505 864500.

While we appreciate the time and effort put into applying for a post with us, we regret that due to the high volume of applications that we receive we will be unable to respond to unsuccessful applications. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you within fourteen days of the closing date.

Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaires will be undertaken prior to confirmation of employment. All convictions whether spent or unspent must be declared . These posts are regulated work with children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.