Residential Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,530 – £38,250
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th December 2021

  • Advertised from 25th November 2021


Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children and young people with complex additional support needs. We currently work with up to 32 children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. From August 2022, we will offer continuing care and learning for young people already at Harmeny, up to the age of 18.

Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

We are seeking a Residential Team Manager to join our Care Team on a full-time employed basis. With the supervision and guidance of the Service Managers (Residential), the Residential Team Manager will be responsible, alongside fellow Care Management colleagues, for providing leadership and operational management of a residential cottage and wider community to support the 24/7 year-round service.

The post holder will be expected to promote a safe and nurturing environment for the children and young people within the cottage, and to ensure that the residential child care staff are led and managed well to contribute to that environment. The post holder will also provide support to the Care Management Team to ensure the smooth running and development of the service and consistently high standards of care.

The normal hours for this post are 39 hours per week, including work during evenings and weekends, but additional hours may be required.

Successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in line with the requirements for Residential Child Care Workers with Supervisory Responsibilities. A driving licence allowing the use of our vehicles is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced practitioner to join a friendly organisation making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children in Scotland. Harmeny is a values-led organisation and a good fit with our ethos is as important to us as having relevant experience.

A fuller job description and person specification can be found using the link below.

An excellent benefits package is offered including the following:

  • A competitive salary of £33,530 to £38,250 per annum
  • 35 days’ holiday per year, inclusive of public holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay of up to 13 weeks (after probation)
  • Pension scheme
  • Policies and practices that promote health and wellbeing, including massage therapy, access to fitness equipment and a wellbeing space

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our employees, and as well as a comprehensive induction the successful candidate will have access to regular training and development opportunities.

Application notes

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact, Lynsey Moncrieff, Service Manager, on 0131 449 3938.

To apply, please complete the application form via our recruitment section at

Alternatively, you can request an application pack by email at or by telephone on 0131 449 3938.

Closing date: 9 December 2021

Interview date: 20 December 2021