Your Career

Choosing a career with Timeout offers people the opportunity to embark on a rewarding journey providing care for children who have suffered trauma and neglect in their lives. It is an extremely rewarding role which is not without its challenges and requires specific characteristics and strength of character.

Our people provide the children we care for with the chance to rebuild and reclaim their childhood. It is our responsibility to ensure that the necessary knowledge and skills are developed to support this quality of practice.

"At Timeout we truly believe in building a learning organisation with progress and development of our people at the core of everything we do."
Dominic Macauley – Managing Director

Our People

At Timeout it is our people who give us our identity and culture and this differentiates us from other care providers. It is our commitment to hire and develop teams to deliver the highest quality care, with the aim of achieving the best outcomes possible for the children in our care.

Training & Development

At Timeout we care about your development as we understand that the quality of care can only be delivered to our standards, with our collective knowledge and skill. To support these values we provide every carer with a professional development plan which tracks your progression.

The program allows our people to have full transparency and control over their progression. It also assists in identifying the next step in your career. It is our aim to introduce a culture of constant learning and development. To support this vision we provide a comprehensive module training suite which focuses on the impact of early trauma and abuse on the developing child, with particular reference to brain development, attachment theory & developmental trauma. We also provide you with all the mandatory training required for the role. For more information on the specific training that we provide please contact us.

Our Career Opportunities

Here at Timeout Children’s Homes we are always looking for exceptional people to be part of our team and help us deliver excellent standards of care. Please take a look at our latest career vacancies. Download a copy of our job applicant privacy notice here.

  • Therapeutic Carer
    • Who are we?
    • What you’ll be doing
    • What you’ll need
    • What we will offer you
    • Downloads

    We are a family run organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 – 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives. We were established in 2004 and have since grown organically and safely to provide only outstanding or good services; which we are extremely proud of.

    The children we care for require intensive therapeutic support within a nurturing and containing environment where their attachment difficulties, developmental delays and unmet needs can be understood, and outcomes achieved.

    We provide our staff with continuous training so that you can fully develop in your role, allowing you to make the career choices you wish to.

    In the role you will be responsible for providing therapeutic and reparative experiences for our children through daily routines, being there for them at night through sleep-ins and required to actively engage with internal professionals in both education and therapy and external agencies.

    It is expected that you will work as part of a team and provide primary care and a nurturing experience, whilst contributing to the maintenance of an organised, clean and warm home environment.

    We are not offering you a job, we are offering you the opportunity to be part of a child’s life, please consider this opportunity carefully as our children deserve consistency and commitment from adults that have space in their lives for the next few years.

    Ideally, you’ll have some experience of caring for young people with emotional difficulties or challenging behaviours, however, what we are essentially looking for is someone with a genuine desire to develop and progress a career in this field with us. We have helped develop people with no experience to achieve some unbelievable outcomes for children through the strong relationships they have formed.

    – Must have full licence, ideally clean (but no more than 6 points as a maximum) and access to a vehicle for work purposes.
    – Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
    – A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature.
    – Open and honest approach with a growth mindset.
    – A willingness to undertake any aspects of care or non-care duties.
    – Basic IT skills and familiar with MS Office
    – If not already qualified, a willingness to undertake Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway)

    Candidates will be required to apply for a DBS certificate which will be reimbursed by Timeout upon successful probationary period. The successful candidate will be responsible for the DBS update service subscription cost (currently £13.00 per year).

    “Timeout promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children.”

    Salary – £21,000.00 to £28,000.00 /year

    Hours – 165 hrs per month on a rota basis (including overnight sleep-ins)

    Shift Pattern – Shifts will be provided on a rota basis to meet the needs and expectations of our homes and children. Rotas are released with six weeks’ notice in order for individuals to be able to plan and ensure their work/family life is well balanced.

    Benefits
    – 33 days holiday
    – Excellent salary increments in line with Grade and Career Progression
    – Clear Development Plan which puts you in control of your career
    – Attendance Bonus Scheme
    – Counselling Service
    – Celebratory Awards for Children and your Team
    – Childcare Vouchers
    – Pension Scheme
    – Free Annual Health Screening
    – Optical, Dental, Therapy (inc. Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture)
    – Option to include family members in the package Health Care Plan (after 6 months of employment)

    Timeout is an Equal Opportunities Employer

    Apply for Role

    Alternatively, you can apply through indeed or contact Zandra via email, Zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk or phone, 01422 820510 for an application form.

  • Senior Therapeutic Carer
    • Who are we?
    • What you’ll be doing
    • What you’ll need
    • What we will offer you
    • Downloads

    We are a family run organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 – 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives. We were established in 2004 and have since grown organically and safely to provide only outstanding or good services; which we are extremely proud of.

    The children we care for require intensive therapeutic support within a nurturing and containing environment where their attachment difficulties, developmental delays and unmet needs can be understood, and outcomes achieved.

    We provide our staff with continuous training so that you can fully develop in your role, allowing you to make the career choices you wish to.

    In the role you will be responsible for providing therapeutic and reparative experiences for our children through daily routines, being there for them at night through sleep-ins and required to actively engage with internal professionals in both education and therapy and external agencies.

    It is expected that you will work as part of a team and provide primary care and a nurturing experience, whilst contributing to the maintenance of an organised, clean and warm home environment.

    You will be required to support the Registered Manager and peers to ensure that all staff members follow the policies and procedures relating to the function of the home.

    Must have full licence, ideally clean (but no more than 6 points as a maximum) and access to a motor vehicle for work purposes.

    – NVQ Level 3/Diploma Level 3 (Health & Social Care Children & Young People).
    – Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
    – A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature.
    – A willingness to undertake any aspects of care or non-care duties.
    – Basic IT skills and familiar with MS Office

    Successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure and are then also required to register for the DBS update service either while the application is in progress or within 19 days of the certificate being issued.

    Alternately, candidates who are already in receipt of an existing enhanced DBS certificate and are registered for the DBS update service already will just need to provide their certificate number and issue date to allow us to complete the necessary checks.

    The expense of the DBS certificate will be reimbursed by Timeout upon successful probationary period. The successful candidate will be responsible for the DBS update service subscription cost (currently £13.00 per year).

    Salary – £26,000- £28,000 circa including allowances per annum plus mileage

    Hours – 165 hrs per month on a rota basis (including overnight sleep-in)

    Holidays – 33 days including statutory holidays

    Benefits
    – 33 days holiday
    – Excellent salary increments in line with Grade and Career Progression
    – Clear Development Plan which puts you in control of your career
    – Attendance Bonus Scheme
    – Counselling Service
    – Celebratory Awards for Children and your Team
    – Childcare Vouchers
    – Pension Scheme
    – Free Annual Health Screening
    – Optical, Dental, Therapy (inc. Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture)
    – Option to include family members in the package Health Care Plan (after 6 months of employment)

    Timeout is an equal opportunities employer

    Apply for Role

    Alternatively, you can apply through indeed or contact Zandra via email, Zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk or phone, 01422 820510 for an application form.

  • Registered Manager
    • Who are we?
    • What you’ll be doing
    • What you’ll need
    • What we will offer you
    • Downloads

    We are a family run organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 – 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives. We were established in 2004 and have since grown organically and safely to provide only outstanding or good services; which we are extremely proud of.

    The children we care for require intensive therapeutic support within a nurturing and containing environment where their attachment difficulties, developmental delays and unmet needs can be understood, and outcomes achieved.

    We are seeking someone who is looking to take the next step into management or maybe looking for a new challenge in managing a team in the residential care sector. You will join a management group of eight, and, whilst you will be required to lead and inspire your team of carers, we will ensure you have a team of supportive managers around you so that you can achieve the goals you have set yourself.

    You will manage two homes and a team of up to 12 people. You will be working as part of management team to ensure that the highest quality care is delivered to children within our care. We will want you to provide a stable and secure environment for vulnerable, challenging children and young people.

    To lead, motivate, supervise, support and monitor a team of staff to set, achieve and maintain a high standard of care. You need to identify individual training and development needs, undertake staff appraisals and ensure and ensure that training and development plans are monitored and met.

    – A genuine desire to develop a career in this field.
    – Excellent communication & organisational skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
    – A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature.
    – An inquisitive nature and a thirst for learning.
    – Courage to take risks and not be afraid to make mistakes
    – Good understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
    – Strong decision-making skills
    – If not already obtained, a willingness to work towards a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Care or equivalent. Timeout will be committed in supporting you achieve this.

    Essential for the role
    – Use of own vehicle for work purposes
    – Worked for at least 2 years in a children’s residential care setting within the last 5 years.
    – Have appropriate experience, qualifications and skills to manage the home effectively and lead the care of children.
    – 1 years’ experience supervising team members.
    – Be physically and mentally fit to manage the home.

    Salary – £32-38k per annum + bonuses and OTE (£40K+)

    Hours  – Monday to Friday 40hrs you can develop your working hours to suit your needs.

    Holidays – 33 days including statutory holidays

    Benefits
    – Clear career progression
    – Clinical support from our inhouse clinical team
    – Comprehensive training & management development program
    – Counselling service
    – Childcare vouchers
    – Pension scheme
    – Health care plan (after 6 months of employment)
    – Free annual health screening
    – Optical, Dental, Therapies (inc. Physiotherapy, Chiropody, Osteotherapy) benefits
    – Option to include family members in the package

    “Timeout promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children.”

    We are an equal opportunities employer.

    To request an application pack contact: zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk

    Apply for Role

    Alternatively, you can apply through indeed or contact Zandra via email, Zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk or phone, 01422 820510 for an application form.

  • Therapeutic Carer - Bank
    • Who are we?
    • What you’ll be doing
    • What you’ll need
    • What we will offer you
    • Downloads

    We are a family run organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 – 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives. We were established in 2004 and have since grown organically and safely to provide only outstanding or good services; which we are extremely proud of.

    The children we care for require intensive therapeutic support within a nurturing and containing environment where their attachment difficulties, developmental delays and unmet needs can be understood, and outcomes achieved.

    We provide our staff with continuous training so that you can fully develop in your role, allowing you to make the career choices you wish to.

    In the role you will be responsible for providing therapeutic and reparative experiences for our children through daily routines, being there for them at night through sleep-ins and required to actively engage with internal professionals in both education and therapy and external agencies.

    It is expected that you will work as part of a team and provide primary care and a nurturing experience, whilst contributing to the maintenance of an organised, clean and warm home environment.

    We are not offering you a job, we are offering you the opportunity to be part of a child’s life, please consider this opportunity carefully as our children deserve consistency and commitment from adults that have space in their lives for the next few years.

    Ideally, you’ll have some experience of caring for young people with emotional difficulties or challenging behaviours, however, what we are essentially looking for is someone with a genuine desire to develop and progress a career in this field with us. We have helped develop people with no experience to achieve some unbelievable outcomes for children through the strong relationships they have formed.

    – Must have full licence, ideally clean (but no more than 6 points as a maximum) and access to a vehicle for work purposes.
    – Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
    – A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature.
    – Open and honest approach with a growth mindset.
    – A willingness to undertake any aspects of care or non-care duties.
    – Basic IT skills and familiar with MS Office
    – If not already qualified, a willingness to undertake Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway)

    Candidates will be required to apply for a DBS certificate which will be reimbursed by Timeout upon successful probationary period. The successful candidate will be responsible for the DBS update service subscription cost (currently £13.00 per year).

    “Timeout promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children.”

    Salary – 8.21 per hour (including £45.09 per sleep-in)

    Hours – As requested (including sleep-ins)

    Holidays – Accrued in line with hours worked

    Benefits
    – Excellent salary increments in line with Grade and Career Progression
    – Clear Development Plan which puts you in control of your career
    – Attendance Bonus Scheme
    – Counselling Service
    – Celebratory Awards for Children and your Team

    Timeout is an Equal Opportunities Employer

    Apply for Role

    Alternatively, you can apply through indeed or contact Zandra via email, Zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk or phone, 01422 820510 for an application form.

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