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Oasis Restore

Registered Manager

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South East



£62,561 to £69,022

Posted Date

11 May 2023

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 school in Rochester, Medway, Kent.

Closing Date

22 May 2023

Are you mature in your practice, want to develop others and impart your experience and knowledge as part of a new provision for children?

We are offering an exciting opportunity for someone with previous experience as a Registered Manager to join the leadership team of Oasis Restore, the first secure school in England.

Oasis Restore represents a revolution in youth justice: an opportunity for children within the criminal justice system to experience a restorative environment that creates the potential for them to thrive in the future. The Registered Manager will be key to working within a new governance and leadership structure where accountability for outcomes isn’t solely owned by a Registered Manager but as part of a dual registered 16-19 Academy and Secure Children’s Home.

The role and what we are looking for?

Your role as the Registered Manager in Restore is a commitment to bettering the outcomes of vulnerable children and imparting your knowledge, experience and training on to others to better the system of care in youth secure estate. The role exists as part of a leadership team within a secure academy trust, benefiting from the organisational learning in governance and leadership within a national academy trust. This role reports to the Principal Director, who has overall responsibility for the school’s outcomes and standards, working alongside a team of specialists within education, care, and health, you will lead on quality assurance of care at Oasis Restore to ensure it achieve the highest quality standards as outlined in the Restore Framework, the Children's Homes Regulations and Guidance, and the Social Care Common Inspection Framework. This will include working alongside our Head of Residential Care to embed your learning and support the running of day-to-day operations of Oasis Restore. You will be a champion of restorative practice, placing relationships at the heart of everything you do and be responsible for ensuring excellent practice. You will be someone who cares about developing others, innovating to improve wider systems, and about investing in a new policy initiative. You will not be driven by ego or power, you will be passionate about investing in others to benefit from your insights, wisdom, and experience, you will have a mature approach to challenging the status quo while maintaining professional relationships and boundaries. You will be committed to finding 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). 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

As a newly established subsidiary of the wider Oasis Charitable Trust, you enjoy the benefit of being part of national organisation that employs teachers, youth and community workers, volunteers and supports staff to reach their full potential. Oasis Restore is currently in the process of developing its long-term offer for staff, we are developing this in consultation with our leaders.

• A mixture of one to one and group reflective practise, coaching & supervision sessions as well as regular line management.
• Experience an Appraisal policy that decouples pay and performance.
• An elected staff forum to listen to, and act on staff feedback.
• Access to a competitive defined benefit pension scheme (either the Teachers Pensions
Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme subject to individual scheme rules).
• 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, rising to 35 days after two years.
• Subject to meeting basic eligibility criteria, be entitled to up to 8 weeks full-pay and 18 weeks half-pay paid maternity/adoption/shared parental leave (based broadly on the NHS Employers scheme).
• Subject to meeting basic eligibility criteria be entitled to up to 3 weeks fully paid paternity
• Paid time off to attend antenatal appointments (those staff who are either pregnant or whose partner is pregnant)
• Have a structured and bespoke induction training plan plus a training offer bespoke to our
context leading to a level 4 qualification in the therapeutic care of adolescents.
• Receive the same offer of sick leave pay (based broadly on the length of service in the
national ‘Green Book’ framework) from Day 1 of employment.
• Up to 5 days discretionary paid compassionate/emergency/general leave plus further
discretionary unpaid leave
• Up to 4 weeks paid parental bereavement leave plus up to 5 days paid bereavement leave for the death of other specified close relatives.
• Expenses and travel costs incurred as part of the working day (as appropriate, not including travel to work)
• Access to an eye care vouchers scheme, season Ticket Loans, a cycle to work scheme and
free car parking.
• We are in the process of setting up a new employee health care cash plan and employee
discount scheme.

Salary: £62,561 to £69,022 + Local Government Pension Scheme. We recognise there is a scarcity of Registered Managers in the sector. Therefore, we can offer a market scarcity allowance where appropriate based on the sucessful candidate’s skills, competency, and relevant experience against statutory requirements.

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 school in Rochester, Medway, Kent.

START DATE: 1st August or earlier, we will consider secondments and fixed term contracts

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.

Please email to arrange a confidential phone call as soon as possible.

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. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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. As this is a role with statutory repsonsbility, we are looking for someone to demonstrate the essential criteria, however if you believe you have what it takes and would like to discuss further, then we’d love to hear from you.

Given the nature of our work we also welcome applications from candidates with the following lived experience:

• Experience of working successfully with challenging people who have multiple and complex needs.
• Personal experience of the criminal justice system, or lived experience of the issues facing
this client group (i.e. involved in gangs or knife crime).
• Knowledge of the issues facing this client group, such as gangs, knife crime, social exclusion and isolation, child criminal exploitation, adverse childhood experiences and trauma.
• Ability to actively listen and motivate young people.
• Ability to be a positive role model, demonstrating the virtues of a crime-free life to young people.

We’re also very happy to answer any questions you may have so please don’t hesitate to get in touch at

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