Remote Location – Own transport is essential 

The core purpose of the role of the Deputy Manager is to assist the Registered Manager in providing an emotionally secure, consistent, warm, supportive and caring environment for the young people and to encourage their social, physical, emotional intellectual and moral development so that they may realise their own potential.

2023 continues to be an exciting and innovative year at Branas. Part of the Caretech Family of Companies, which is one of the largest providers of Specialist Education and Residential Services for children and young people in the UK, delivering across Special Education Schools and Colleges, Residential Children’s Homes and a Therapeutic Fostering Service.

We are embarking on a period of growth and transformation in line with our ambitious plans and, at the absolute core of our business, is our commitment to supporting our amazing children and young people, each with their own needs, aspirations and infinite potential to reach their personal best.

At Branas we pride ourselves on providing high quality care and support to children and young people through a multi- disciplinary approach.

We offer care, education and therapy input in a nurtured, structured, stable environment with clear boundaries, focusing on the relationship the adults have with the children and a place they can call their home.  The young people attend the local in-house Greenfields School that relocated to a fantastic new site in Newport last year.  Our homes have support from a clinical lead in helping us to create an environment where children grow and thrive in reaching their full potential as they embark on a pathway to a brighter future.

We are looking for a (Temporary Deputy Manager for Dewis in Bala.  currently home to young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties as a result of adverse childhood experiences.  You will assist the Registered Manager to lead a stable and motivated team to deliver high and consistent standards of care and support for our young people, ensuring they are kept safe, that you advocate strongly for them and their voice shines through everything we do. 

You will need a real eye for detail – understanding that our absolute commitment to the Safeguarding of our children and young people and the Quality of our service are the top priorities.


  • Minimum 2 years experience working within children’s residential
  • QCF Level 3 Children & Young People qualification or equivalent
  • Level 5 – Leadership & Management (preferred not Essential)
  • Driver (company provide a car / mini bus during working hours)
  • Shift Pattern 2 On 3 Off (x2 full days including sleeps)

Company Values

  • Friendly, passionate and caring nature
  • Positive, pleasant and approachable
  • Empowering others to become stronger and more confident in controlling their lives
  • Person Centred, allowing our children to explore & utilise their own strengths
  • Innovative, by using or showing new methods and ideas
  • Energetic and fast paced environment


  • Dedicated learning and development programmes
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topic
  • Free DBS check and Update Service subscription
  • Free meals on shift (residential homes only)
  • *Refer a friend scheme’ reward system – earn £1000 per referral
  • * Welcome bonus £500
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual Employee Awards Evening
  • Employee recognition schemes
  • Company vehicle to use when in work
  • CareTech Foundation- Opportunity to apply for family & friend’s grants.

Greenfields is a unique business, where staff are committed and leaders are visible and supportive.  You will need to balance a hands-on, practical approach with a creative and innovative style and the ability to respond with positivity and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Bringing our plans to life will be challenging and intense but, with enthusiasm, creativity and a positive approach, the reward and satisfaction will be second to none.  You will have a unique opportunity to shape and deliver our long term strategy and our drive to transform the lives of all our children and young people.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and Regulated Activity, which will include a check against the barred children’s list.

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Location: Oswestry, SY10 9DD

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