Community Programme Manager (England) Role description
Ataxia UK is the national charity for people with most types of ataxia. We support individuals with the condition, their families, carers and friends. Ataxia UK is a leading membership led, support and research charity, committed to finding treatments and cures for the ataxias, whilst providing support services to those with the condition.
This new position is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver our Project aimed at tackling isolation and loneliness in the ataxia community in England through volunteering.
Community Programme Manager (England)
Based in London with extensive travel throughout England
Salary: £32,000 per annum, reviewed annually, initially for a fixed three year period
35 hours per week, with some weekend work for which time off in lieu will be granted
This is a new managerial post funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
We are therefore seeking an individual with extensive experience of best practice in volunteer management and of developing volunteering training, programmes, policies and procedures.
You will need to be able to lead strategically, developing people from all areas of the membership. You will be confident in coaching and supporting colleagues about volunteering and be comfortable in developing the relationships you need to position yourself as an expert advisor in this area.
You will be self-motivated, resilient and capable of developing and delivering a volunteering strategy, engaging colleagues, building partnerships and working closely with volunteers to take this work forward.
Proactive and well organised you will be a superb communicator with excellent presenting skills, including the ability to represent the charity in the media and events throughout England.
This post will be based at our Office in Highgate, London, with extensive travel.
Closing date for applications: 27 September 2019
Interviews will be held at Ataxia UK, Highgate, London 8 October 2019
Please send us your CV with a covering letter indicating why you would like to be considered for the job.
Ataxia UK is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process
We already work with hundreds of volunteers each year in England, who make a huge and varied contribution to our work. We want to develop our Volunteer Programme in England to involve highly skilled volunteers in service provision such as our Helpline support service and develop our successful 16-30’s Group; Ambassadors Programme; Branches and Support Groups and fundraising, working directly with the people we support.
As Community Programme Manager, you will be responsible for driving change as we develop our strategic objectives, which aim to put all those with ataxia in control of their condition. You’ll work collaboratively with volunteers to pilot roles in areas new to working with volunteers, support colleagues, to scale currently successful programmes, embed the systems and resources which ensure a consistently high quality, person centred experience for everyone involved, and ensure the achievements of volunteers and the difference they make are widely recognised and celebrated.
This role is based in our offices in Highgate, North London, but given the there will be flexibility in the location of the successful candidate.
A highly effective and experienced leader of volunteering, you’ll have a strong track record in delivering large scale, high quality volunteering activities across varied projects, services and areas.
You will be passionate and knowledgeable about how volunteers make a difference to individuals, services and communities and you’ll convey with authenticity and clarity the case for their involvement and the steps needed to do this to the very highest standards of practice and with the very best outcomes.
An exceptional communicator, you’ll thrive on working collaboratively with diverse individuals and teams and to building relationships and partnerships with individuals, families, colleagues and communities.
You’ll be ready to take on the challenge of leading our organisation to the next stage of development in this area, and to share and [act on] our vision for how volunteers can make an even greater contribution.
Ataxia UK is a medium sized, London based charity that exists to support the ataxia community in the UK. Ataxia UK evolved from a small support group over 50 years ago and operates support services for those with ataxia, their family and friends, whilst working with other organisations globally to find treatments and a cure. The Trustee Board of Ataxia is formed of people directly elected by the membership of the Charity. The Charity consults regularly with the membership to determine its Strategic Plan and services needed. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their ataxia, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
Working at Ataxia UK can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a medium sized, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we support excellent training and development and the opportunity for you to join our Personal Pension scheme
If you are interested in applying please click the 'Apply button' and send your CV along with a covering letter outlining why your suitable to the role.
We currently have part time (16,22.5 or 30 hours per week) opportunities available in Surrey in our Independent Living Team. The team provides one-to-one/group support to older Deaf adults and those who have a learning disability and/or mental health condition. We provide training and monthly one-to-one supervision sessions. We also hold regular team meetings when you can get together with your colleagues to share experiences and ideas. This role requires you to be a car driver with access to a vehice you can use for work.
We welcome applications from Deaf and hearing people (Sign language skills are essential Makaton or BSL Level 1 or 2/Native user).
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, two references and medical questionnaire. Allo have to be satisfactory to RAD.
Closing date: 2nd October 2019 . Interview date: 17th October 2019 (Interviews will be held in London and travel expenses will be paid back)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is a home-based position covering the Kent area, working 28 hours per week.
At Leonard Cheshire we support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life — opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Can Do Programme Coordinator in the Kent area. ‘Can Do’ is a community-based programme which supports young disabled people aged 16-35 to develop skills, take part in new experiences and build confidence and independence by participating in a variety of social action projects.
This varied role is an exciting challenge for someone keen to work in the charity sector and make a difference. You will build partnerships with Kent-based organisations in order to recruit groups of young people with additional needs. You will plan and deliver projects, working with groups of participants in a person-centred way on social action and community-based projects. You will work with other Leonard Cheshire programmes and services and will join a national team of home-based workers across the UK. You will report to the Senior Programme Coordinator.
We are looking for candidates who have a good knowledge of the Kent area, are passionate about supporting young people with additional needs and have the motivation to make a difference. You will have experience of working with our target group, organising projects and delivering inclusive activities and events. Knowledge of teaching, training or youth work is highly compatible with this role. You will be a confident, pro-active communicator who can build effective relationships both internally and externally, create successful new partnerships, promote the work of the programme and create opportunities for our participants.
If you feel you have the capability to network and build partnerships with organisations working in communities across Kent, identify new opportunities and deliver projects with young disabled people aged 16-35, we look forward to hearing from you!Please visit our Facebook page @candoers and see us in action.
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Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
We are looking for people to work with our employment team to support Deaf people who are furthest from the labour market, working intensively with individuals, offering exceptional levels of advice, guidance and practical support to overcome barriers and move towards and into sustainable volunteering, education, training or employment.
This role is based from home but working in the Stoke and Staffordshire area. The successful candidate will have experience of supporting Deaf people in an employment or IAG environment. Good knowledge of the barriers facing Deaf people and the ability to collect and record information. Fluency in BSL (Native user or minimum level 2 or 3) is essential, an assessment of signing will be made to check confidence and ability. The ability to work independently is essential and the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two references.
We provide great training and development opportunities and are looking for people with the right attitude and skills be part of a growing and dynamic organisation.
This position is on a fixed term contract until October 2020 with a possible further extension. The hours are 18 hours per week.
Interviews will be held in London on the 30th September 2019. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Full time - 35 hours per week (Salary £22,876 to 24,878) plus On-Call payments, 23 days annual leave and other benefits
About the role: We are looking to appoint a care professional with experience of working within a domiciliary environment/registered care setting. We run dynamic, forward looking care agency and outreach service within Harrow and the surrounding areas. We are looking for someone to help us grow and develop the service further.
Reporting to: Agency Manager, responsibilities include:
- Working as part of the team delivering high quality person-centred support
- Building good relationships with our clients and their families
- Regular visits to our clients and services
- Providing feedback and guidance to team members
- Manage client’s rota to ensure seamless service continuity
- Regularly attending and contributing to team meetings
- Ensuring the service delivered is of high quality and compliant with regulatory frameworks/best practice
This post is ideal for those with social care experience looking to work at the next level. You will need to be ambitious and will ideally hold or be willing to work towards a level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care.
We are committed to safeguarding, equal opportunity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post.
(This post will be subject to satisfactory references and DBS disclosure).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Assert are a growing charity that supports Autistic adults in Brighton and Hove. We have an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills, empathy and experience to help us provide an essential service in the city.
Undertaking specialist Benefit Case work to support service users to access and maintain the welfare benefits that they are entitled to. A solid knowledge of the benefits system, welfare rights and entitlements, application processes and local eligibility criteria are all essential to the role. Supporting members in application processes, providing supporting evidence, requesting appeals and attending tribunals are all important within the role. Great organisational skills, the ability to manage and prioritise your own workload whilst working positively and enthusiastically within a small team are essential.
For more information please email Sarah Bourne for a copy of the Job Description and Personal Specification. Application process is a copy of your CV with a covering letter of up to 4 sides of A4 detailing how you meet the criteria listing in the Personal Specification.
Closing date is Tuesday 8th October at 5pm Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th October.
Fixed term contract until 09/07/2021 (with the aim of an extension following this)
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be a part of a growing corporate partnerships team focusing on both account management and new business development for a national charity helping people affected by spinal cord injury.
About the role:
The Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser role is hands-on – you’ll be responsible for building relationships and securing income from a range of new and existing corporate partners.
The role requires a strong team player who can demonstrate timely completion of multiple projects whilst remaining flexible. The post holder will work with a range of stakeholders including staff within the charity, corporate partners, trustees, and other volunteers, in order to maximise the opportunities from our corporate partnerships.
You will have experience in a fundraising or a customer-focussed sales role with experience of growing income and support from partnerships and securing new business. You will be solution-focused, ambitious, target-driven and a team player.
You will have:
- Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
- Strong relationship building skills
- Ability to take responsibility for agreed objectives and targets
- A good working knowledge of corporate partnerships fundraising
- A positive attitude
- Excellent time-management skills
About the charity:
You will work for a charity with an international reputation in its field, with some great staff and volunteers and a great working atmosphere. You can be proud of raising money for vital, award-winning services for spinal cord injured people and their families.
Every four hours in the UK, someone will sustain a spinal cord injury and become paralysed. Their life and the lives of those around them will be changed forever – Back Up exists to help people pick up the pieces and get things back on track again.
Make a difference today!
We are looking for self-motivated, confident and inspirational individual to join our community services team based in Essex
You will be working closely and engaging with social services teams and agencies to highlight the importance of Deafblind UK's work, whilst identifying new referrals and home-visiting people with combined sight and hearing loss.
This position is Home Based within Essex - with regular travel throughout the county
What to expect in the role…
No two days are the same in this role, you may be visiting our members in their homes identifying an effective service based on their needs; or running a local peer support group; or attending a forum / networking meeting to talk about the every day challenges people face with sight and hearing loss. You will have key objectives to meet various administrative duties including recording data, monthly reporting, planning and reviewing of projects and working towards agreed targets.
To find out more about the wonderful work we do to support individual why not watch our film - /deafblind-uk-films-recruitment/
To become a successful Outreach Officer you will need to be a confident communicator with a passion for networking with agencies and dealing with volunteers, ideally have proven experience of working with people who have a disability, sensory impairment or within the older people sector. You will ideally hold a social care qualification or equivalent through experience and be comfortable travelling around the set geographical area, therefore having a full driving licence and own transport to undertake independent travel is essential, but alternative arrangements could be considered for candidates who are disabled as travelling will be part of your weekly role.
You will share our organisation care values whilst being passionate, engaging, empathetic and above all motivated to change peoples life's for the better!
Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits package including, Competitive annual leave allowance, opportunity to take part in bespoke training & gain qualifications relevant to your role, DBS Enhanced Check fully paid for by DBUK, Inclusion in our pension scheme, Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses, discounts at major restaurants, hotels, shops and cinemas and Other benefits from the Perkbox employee benefits scheme
Do you love networking and passionate about engaging with the local community and assisting those with disabilities?
Then we want to hear from you…
Simply complete the short application form, attach your CV and tell us why you’re ideal for this role and we’ll be back in touch
A detailed Job Description and Person Specifications can be found above or on our website advert, for any queries or a confidential chat please call the Recruitment Team
We look forward to hearing from you.
Key skills: community outreach, disabilities, 3rd sector, third sector, charity sector, not for profit, charities, disabilities, sight and hearing loss, deafblindness, deaf, blind, engagement, meetings, networking, business development, disability, care sector, care and support, advising, advisor, customer focus, membership
Join us to make a difference!
At Deafblind UK we believe that people who have a combined sight and hearing loss should have the same rights, access and opportunities as others. We are a membership organisation of, and governed by, people who have both a sight and hearing loss. We champion their rights and interests and deliver quality services which give individuals autonomy and control over their lives.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Trusts and Statutory Fundraising to join our team in Peterborough within a crucial management role, where you will be personally responsible for leading and developing our trusts and statutory & major donor fundraising team to maximise revenue to support our work in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You will be broadening our fundraising pipeline by delivering successful inspiring and impacting funding bids to increase long term sustainable projects and the growth of our charity services.
You will be the go-to fundraising professional who networks well, identifying key stakeholders whilst promoting and understanding our mission and values of the organisation. You will also be leading a team or fundraisers, motivating and creatively delivering objectives through team work, passion and commitment.
For more information on how our fundraising team positively impacts so many individuals across our service why not watch our fundraising film -deafblind-uk-films-fundraising/
We are looking for that one person who will champion the values that underpin our organisation; a standout individual, with an impressive track record in securing funds, motivating staff, proven exceptional communicator, autonomous and driven. Ideally you will have significant experience of working within the charity sector, in a people management role, committed to delivering business plan objectives & targets and have experience or ability to foster strong relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders with a business partner approach.
Choosing to work within our unique services you will not only be benefiting from a supportive network of colleagues, this will also be complimented by an excellent benefits package including excellent annual leave, auto enrolment pension, training and discounts
Are you an experienced Fundraising Manager with significant and demonstrable success in motivating teams and fundraising from large trusts, institutional and statutory streams?
To apply for this hugely rewarding opportunity, develop your career and to work within a well established National Charity then please complete our application form, attach your CV and tell us why you’re ideal for this role.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
For any queries about this role or for an application form in an alternative format then please contact the Recruitment Team
Skills : Fundraising, donors, donor journey, promoting, big lottery, trusts, grants, major donors, raisers edge, management, leader, non profit, nfp, charities, charity services, disabilities, sight and hearing loss, blind, deaf, hard of hearing, acquired deafblindness, deafblind, appeal, gifting, community, legacy, legacies, third sector, 3rd sector, giving, individual giving, campaigns, funds, CRM, leadership, management
- £17,745 per annum - £9.75 per hour
- 35 hours per week
- 17 Market Street, Heanor, DE75 7NR
Headway is the UK’s leading brain injury charity. You will be helping to raise funds to support people affected by brain injury.
It is essential that you have proven management experience gained in the retail or charity sector.
You will be target driven, highly organised and be able to recruit, develop and motivate a team of volunteers. You will be dealing with high volumes of donated stock (which you will be responsible for generating) and be passionate about driving sales whilst delivering excellent customer service to maximise profits. We would like to hear from you if you think you have the enthusiasm and commitment to meet the challenges and expectations of charity retailing.
Headway, the leading UK charity working to improve life after brain injury, is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual who will develop and build upon current practices, take the initiative and deliver a seamless administration service to the Retail Team.
The effects of brain injury can be devastating. Help us make a difference to thousands of lives across the UK
- Closing date for applications – TBC
- Interviews will take place on - TBC
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Come and be part of a team who really make a difference to the lives of parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-25 living in Croydon.
Located in the centre of Croydon, PiP provides opportunities to empower parents to speak up and act for themselves, helping them to realise their potential and achieve the outcome that matters to them and their family. We provide training and workshops, access to family link workers that can signpost parents and carers to a network of well-established organisations for support and guidance. Our parent forum supports parents to have a voice and the potential to initiate change.
The successful candidate will need to be able to deal with enquiries in a professional, positive and empathetic manner. They will need excellent communication skills, awareness of confidentiality and an understanding of safeguarding.
The role is part-time 3 days per week, but some flexibility is required occasionally for training or other events. The hours are 16 per week, from 9am to 2:20pm over 3 days. PiP pays the London living wage for all our staff at £10.55 per hour. Please note the role is temporary until 31 March 2020.
All applications must be received by 27 September 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 7 October 2019.
Working as part of a team, you will support people to live in their home in the local community and enable them to engage in that community in line with their wishes and aspirations. You will adopt a flexible approach to the needs of the service users in order to ensure that, as far as possible, their physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs are met and that they are supported and encouraged to become participating and valuable members of the society around them.
Aurora’s service philosophy centres around rights, independence, choice, and inclusion in the local community and staff will at all times respect and reinforce this philosophy in their work practices. The main thrust of your work will be in the following areas.
To assist in all aspects of personal care when necessary, ensuring dignity and respect is maintained at all times.
To support service users with health requirements and supporting individuals to manage their medicines.
You will by all practical means enable and encourage service users to develop meaningful relationships with other people (including learning disabled people, family members and people from the general community), and encourage and support service users to participate fully in the community around them. You will make every effort to broaden their understanding of, and participation in, community life.
You will support service users to make appropriate informed choices in every possible area of their lives. You will use whatever strategies are possible and reasonable to this end.
Respect and dignity
In your work practice you will ensure that service users are treated with dignity and respect at all times. You will at all times uphold a positive image of persons with learning disabilities and support and encourage our service users in ways and activities which will enhance their status in the local community and in the eyes of the general public as well as members of other professions.
Acquiring and developing skills
You will support service users to acquire new skills both social and practical to foster independence and enjoyment of their lives.
Staff will support service users to participate in a variety of community activities including, for example, adult education classes, work placements, and in using community facilities for the purposes of day to day living such as shopping for supplies, and leisure pursuits. Staff will encourage and support service users to take full advantage of community life.
Person – centred planning
All staff will be responsible for contributing to working with service users to draw up plans for their service provision. In addition each support worker will be allocated a particular service user to whom they will act as a Key Worker, for whom they will have particular responsibilities. You will be required to plan new initiatives, monitor these and liaise with other appropriated individuals and agencies in line with Aurora’s guidelines and policies.
You will support service users in financial matters as required, with a view to promoting independence and appropriate management of personal finances. This will include assistance with budgeting and keeping account of personal expenditure.
Creating a Home
You will encourage and support service users to be actively involved in keeping their homes clean, secure, safe, tidy, and homely, as well as other related domestic matters such as laundry. Where service users are unable to carry out such tasks as are necessary to maintain the home on their own, you will be required to undertake these on their behalf.
It will be your responsibility, as part of the staff team on duty, to ensure that good hygiene standards are maintained throughout and that all matters relating to Health and Safety are adhered to.
Staff are expected to keep appropriate records as required by the home and company e.g. shift work plans, daily record book and medical records. Staff are expected to participate in the provision of appropriate reports as required by Aurora or other agencies.
Key workers are expected to ensure that records of their particular service users are kept up to date and relevant.
Conduct to Company
Staff must at all times act with regard to the reputation and interests of Aurora. Any staff member found acting in a manner which brings the company into disrepute will face disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
Hours of Duty
Staff will work 37.5 hours per week as required by the service. These hours will be allocated by the house manager dependant on needs of the service users. Aurora reserves the right to change your hours of duty with 48 hours notice being given. Staff are required to work one weekend in three.
Service Users Holidays
Staff will be required to accompany service users on one week holiday per year for which an allowance will be paid.
The company provides training for staff to carry out their duties. It is a requirement of the post that the post holder makes themselves available for training as deemed necessary by the company. Staff are also required to participate in regular supervision and appraisals and attend regular staff meetings. All staff will be required to work towards an NVQ in Care qualification.
The abuse of people with a learning disability, whether financial, physical, or sexual, in nature or by neglect, is taken extremely seriously by Aurora, and we work with statutory agencies including Social Services and the Police to formulate policy in this area. All staff must follow these policies at all times.
The Charity reserves the right to amend or add to job descriptions, and to change the employee’s place of work. All staff must be aware of the requirements of the Charity’s Policy documents and must adhere to Health & Safety requirements. Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen at a Cheshire disability charity for someone to join the fundraising team in a community fundraising capacity. With an existing portfolio of community events and volunteer groups, this role offers the opportunity to increase income through these – but also grow new fundraising opportunities within the community. The role involves fundraising through all the usual community channels (rotaries, schools, volunteer groups) and also working with local businesses with a view to expanding corporate relationships.
To be considered for this role you must be an enthusiastic and highly motivated fundraiser looking to inspire those around you to raise income for our growing charity. You should be organised and self-driven and have an aptitude for maintaining strong relationships. Experience working toward targets is essential, as is a knowledge of fundraising and volunteer management.
- Developing, building and maintaining strong relationships with supporters in local communities
- Facilitating events and activities to reach agreed budgets and targets
- Recruiting, training, coaching, retaining and supporting volunteers in line with the current volunteer strategy in place
- Community Fundraising experience and expertise, including the delivery of supporter led income.
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to put the supporter at the centre of everything we do and adapt behaviour or communications appropriately to provide the very best experience for supporter.
- Ability to work from own initiative and independently with an adaptable flexible approach.
- Ability to manage own time and prioritise to deliver results within agreed timescales.
- Confident public speaker.
- Have a full UK Driving Licence and access to a car
This is an exciting opportunity, with very active volunteers already in place and the chance to put your own stamp on the role.
For an informal chat please contact Ben Dale
Registered Cluster Manager
From inspiring teams, to helping each person grow. Join us and help us change lives.
Become a Registered Manager with Hft and you’ll develop your social care career with one of the leading names in the learning disabilities sector. You’ll go to work each day knowing you can make a real difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities.
Position: Registered Cluster Manager
Location: Montpelier, Bristol
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £29,348 rising to £30,345 following upon registration and successful completion of probationary period
Benefits: Hft Plus benefits package (discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out), 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after first year, contributory pension scheme and life assurance, an Employee Assistance Programme, annual staff award schemes, access to award winning training and development.
Closing date: 9 October 2019
About the role:
There’s no such thing as a “typical day” here. As a Registered Manager, you will be responsible for leading a “cluster” of services, inspiring your team and putting the tools in place to ensure your services are safe, caring, effective and well-led. This is a great opportunity to gain registered status, take on new responsibilities and build your management and leadership skills.
You’ll be managing teams of people and using Hft’s unique, person-centred model to support adults with learning disabilities, enabling them to lead enjoyable, fulfilling lives. Hft gives its Registered Managers significant accountability and opportunity. This is a key role and you’ll have a wide range of responsibilities across several different residential support services.
Responsibilities cover people management, legislation, compliance and finance. You’ll be managing your own business unit, with accountability to your Regional Manager, who will offer guidance and support.
You will care about how you work in partnership with others, working closely with the people Hft supports and their families, along with your Hft colleagues, local authorities and other agencies. You’ll speak out for the people we support, negotiating the best possible support contracts. You’ll have great scope to innovate, network and make the most of collaborative opportunities.
This is a demanding role for someone who is ready to step up and take their leadership and management skills to the next level. You need to have a Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People Level 5 or equivalent. If not, you will need to be able to achieve this, with our support, within your first twelve months. You’ll also need experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, ideally with people with complex needs. Experience of supervising and managing a team is essential.
You’ll need to ensure that support from your registered services meets all the relevant fundamental standards and you’ll need to demonstrate you understand your legal responsibilities and know what to do to ensure a service is compliant.
What we offer:
Hft is a national charity that supports more than 2,500 people with learning disabilities. We put the people we support at the centre of everything we do and work in partnership with them to provide services including residential care, day opportunities and supported living – from a few hours a week to twenty-four hours a day.
The career development opportunities are excellent. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible. Your registration and induction process will start as soon as you join. Benefits include private health insurance and life assurance.
Join us and help us change lives.
Strictly no agencies please.
You may have experience of the following: Service Manager, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Registered Cluster Manager, Social Care, Supervisor, Team Leader, Not For Profit, Team Leader, Senior Support Worker, Deputy Service Manager, Learning Disabilities, Senior Support Worker etc.
We are currently recruiting a dynamic and solution focused Operations Manager (Social Care) covering the East of England.
This is a full time permanent position working 37.5 hours per week, with a salary of circa £33,142 + a range of benefits.
Title: Operations Manager
Reference number: 43586
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: East of England
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Circa £33,142 per annum
It is expected that the operational manager will lead a diverse range of services within the East area, with a base office at Market Deeping.
The post holder will be responsible for:
- Providing management, direction and operational leadership, within a defined geographical locality ensuring delivery of innovative and effective services within the budgets available.
- A range of accommodation and community services within a defined geographical area.
- Ensuring with support that the defined geographical locality meets financial targets, complies with Sense standards, quality indicators, all CQC requirements and inspection report recommendations and that all legislative and regulatory requirements are fully met and monitored.
Due to the nature of the role a full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.
Skills and abilities
- You will need a strong commitment to Sense’s vision and values and to identifying and overcoming barriers that prevent individuals with complex needs being full and active members of society.
- You will be required to establish, influence, negotiate and build sustainable working relationships both internal and external to Sense.
- It is essential that you are a good communicator who is able to provide leadership and direction to staff and executive as appropriate.
- You should be able to plan, prioritise and deliver to tight timescales, responding flexibly and positively to change and work effectively under pressure.
- You should be able to evidence that your behaviours are outlined in the ‘I’ statements as these are embedded throughout Sense and are a key part of the organisation.
- There is a requirement to take part in an On Call system which is paid in addition to this salary.
For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.
We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services.
Closing date: Monday 7 October 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.
If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.
No agencies please.