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Oasis Restore

Registered Manager

Job Type



South East



£59,581 - £65,735

Posted Date

4 November 2022

Hybrid - Rochester, Kent

Closing Date

21 November 2022

• Do you want to be a part of an innovative and courageous team developing the UK’s first secure school?
• Are you driven by a purpose to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children?
• Do you see relationships as fundamental to your work with children, families, and the wider community?
• Are you excited by the opportunity to develop your skills, competency and knowledge across education, health, and care?

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Registered Manager to join the leadership team in co-producing and running the first secure school in the UK. Oasis Restore represents a revolution in youth justice: an opportunity for children within the criminal justice system to experience a truly restorative environment that creates the potential for them to thrive in the future. The Registered Manager will be key to providing a nurturing, therapeutic and educational community that embeds hope, stability, and opportunity for children in our care. Come and develop your career within an organisation dedicated to transforming lives.

The role and what we are looking for:

Your role as the Registered Manager is a profound commitment to bettering the outcomes of vulnerable children. Supported by the three Directors and working alongside a team of specialists within education, care and health, you will lead a team of practitioners and play a central role in running the day-to-day operations of Oasis Restore. You will be a champion of restorative practice, placing relational connection at the heart of everything you do and be responsible for ensuring excellent practice in every area of Oasis Restore. You will be someone who cares about the fine detail as well as about the big picture and is always curious about what is going on under the surface, ready to listen and learn. You will be someone who sees difficulty as a vital source of information to improve our practice; who is committed to helping people find a way through, and never giving up.

Our Secure School:

Oasis Restore is the country’s first secure school that is a proof-of-concept policy initiative funded by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Youth Custody Service. Oasis Restore’s mission is to transform the life chances of children aged 12-18 years in the criminal justice system through delivering psychologically informed, integrated practice that centres on trusted, safe relationships between staff and children. Oasis Restore is a learning community that embeds hope, stability, and opportunity for children beyond the secure school. To read more about us please visit our website

Our offer to you

When you join the Oasis family there are a number of offers, you will receive that make us stand out as an employer of choice. As a newly established subsidiary of the wider Oasis Trust, we are currently in the process of developing our long-term offer which we expect to conclude over time in consultation with our leaders and staff. Our initial offer is as follows:

• A once in a lifetime opportunity to create, develop and grow a new collaborative and innovative values-based organisation centred on caring relationships, discovery and community
• Integrated training, supervision and development including a comprehensive induction programme
• Professional development and personal growth
• Support and sharing best practice within Oasis Academies and partners
• A competitive defined benefit pension scheme
• Staff wellbeing resources and allocated time to reflect, plan and thrive at work
• Family friendly and work-life balance policies and practices
• Expenses and travel costs (as appropriate)
• Eye vouchers scheme
• Season Ticket Loans
• Cycle to work scheme
• Free car parking
• We are in the process of setting up a new employee health care cash plan and employee discount scheme

What are you waiting for? Apply today

Like what you see? Make sure you download the Application Pack and fill out our application form along with the Equal opportunities form** and submit both documents to before the below deadline.

If you are interested but feel you may not have the required qualifications or experience for the role, do get in touch and we will arrange an informal discussion about the role. Please email to arrange a confidential phone call as soon as possible.
Closing Date: 8am on Monday 21st November 2022

Interviews: Friday 25th November 2022 (All day)

Safeguarding and Pre-Employment Checks:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks including references and right to work checks. This post is also covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:

At Oasis Restore we recognise that our team is strengthened by the knowledge, experience and insights people from a wide range of backgrounds can bring. These beliefs and values are underpinned by decades of work and experience that Oasis has had in a wide range of sectors including education, housing and youth-work supported further by a wide range of independent research and studies elsewhere which evidence that creating teams with diverse experience and perspectives, and encouraging healthy debate, reduces the risk of ‘blind spots’ that often form barriers to success.
Oasis Restore aim is to attract and retain the very best diverse talent and role models to help create an innovative, caring and extraordinary working environment for our staff, that enables us to deliver exceptional, caring and psychologically informed learning experience for our students. We would therefore like to encourage applications from people with varied skillsets, life experiences, and from different backgrounds and sectors to help shape Oasis Restore. If you can demonstrate some of the criteria and believe you have what it takes, then we’d love to hear from you.
We’re also very happy to answer any questions you may have so please don’t hesitate to get in touch at

**The Equal Opportunities Form will not be shared with anyone involved in processing your application. Please complete this as part of the application process. Please note that if you have a disability and you require this form or submitting the information with regard to this form in another format, such as in larger print, please contact the People Services team.

Location: Until the secure school refurbishment is complete, the post holder will benefit from hybrid working between home and the Oasis London offices with some visits to the secure school location. Thereafter, the role will be located at the Oasis Restore in Rochester, Medway, Kent.

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