Ellie is one of our highly regarded Deputy Managers, working in our Glenfield Children’s Residential Home. We spoke to her about her journey in becoming a Deputy Manager, and what it is like!

Ellie Cambray Glenfield Deputy Manager

“Since becoming a Deputy Manager at Glenfield, working alongside Registered Manager Danielle, and completing my Level 5 Diploma, I have grown in confidence somewhat.

Having a nurturing environment and a coherent staff team has been key to this and I believe that I have the ability to manage a team effectively and to a high standard. My understanding of applying theory to practice is at a good level and, alongside my Occupational Health degree, I feel I can support the staff to develop in working in a solution focused way. My knowledge base has increased a great deal over the past few months with support and guidance from the manager of the home.

As well as utilising my passion for children’s independence to develop new plans, I am tasked with completing managerial duties such as investigations, Regulation 44 visits, conducting safeguarding investigations, as well as updating the statement of purpose and development plans without issue. The team often comment on the support they receive from the management team in a really positive way, which I feel highlights the way in which we work together to bring out the best of all the team members, and work to each of their abilities to create the best outcomes for them and the young people. Introducing champions in the workforce has further enhanced their input.

I feel all of the above has allowed me to step in effectively as acting manager where necessary, and I am grateful to have been given the opportunities and time to develop. I believe there is always more to learn and in particular I am looking forward to focusing on Regulation 44 report writing and completing training to lead me into a Registered Manager position in future!”