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Senior Day Opportunities Manager

£50,000 per annum + car allowance
Job description
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £50,000 per annum + car allowance
Expiry date: 30 Dec 2023 23:59

Are you looking for a meaningful career? Would you like the opportunity to become a dedicated leader for our Day opportunities, helping individuals with learning disabilities live the best life possible?

We are looking for a Senior Day Opportunities Manager to lead our teams delivering the range of activity offerings across Hft Day Opportunities including Love 2 Meet U projects to enable adults with a learning disability to access appropriate outcomes-based community-based services that are Safe and Well Led.

Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values. Having a driving licence for this role is essential to travel extensively across all of Hft and where needed to stay away from home, work weekends and evenings.

We offer:

- Car Allowance: £320 per month
- Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)
- Continuous Training: Access to award winning training and development
- Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app.
- Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.
- TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.
- Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts: As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.
- Care Friends: Employee referral app - earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.
- Free life assurance: 3 x your annual salary
- Family friendly policies: term time only contracts, part time, annualised and compressed hours. Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave.

What will you be doing?

You will

- be coaching, give direction, guidance and support to your teams.
- have operational line management of a dedicated team which includes Day Opportunity Managers (DOMs) and Deputy Day Opportunity Managers (DDOMs). In locations where size and complexity of the Day Opportunity service does not warrant a Manager a Deputy Manager will be in place within the structure and you will be required to have a more hands on role supporting the Deputy with, for example, verification of audits and with the management of people issues such as disciplinaries.
- support with the development of day opportunity policies and quality standards and be accountable for embedding a quality framework, applying strategy and delivering complex projects.
- network and exchange complex or sensitive information with senior leaders and Chief Officers in a way that shapes outcomes.
- help shape the strategic direction of the Care & Support Portfolio by putting agreed strategies into practice. You will be accountable for developing and communicating their strategy and performance plans which will support the successful delivery of day opportunities.
- help resolve the most complex care & support problems and issues. They will be required to be solutions focused and have a proactive approach to complaint resolution; and to analyse and interpret management information and policy, applying this collaboratively to resolve issues.
- be an accountable performance manager leading their team’s performance delivery against all operational KPIs and metrics and will be accountable for all day opportunity service delivery including referrals and growth including their team’s delivery of care & support which promotes dignity, wellbeing and independence and a person-centred culture.
- be build influential relationships with all colleagues and external contacts (such as Commissioners, Trustees, Donors and Partners). The SDOM will be required to network and share best practice and actively contribute to the wider Care & Support national senior management team and to liaise with Hft’s Partnership Forum, Colleague Inclusion Groups and Voices to be Heard Representatives.

You may be required to

- deputise for the Head of Day & Work Opportunities including cover for their annual leave or unplanned absences and may be required to attend senior leadership team meetings such as Hft’s Senior Leaders performance delivery group.
- take on a lead role as agreed with the Head of Day & Work Opportunities.

Expertise required:

You will hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care or hold a level 3 diploma and be willing to undertake the level 5 apprenticeship qualification within an agreed reasonable timescale of 18 months as part of a development plan.

You will have extensive knowledge of

- legislation and guidance relating to adults with learning disabilities
- CQC regulations (desirable not essential)
- Safeguarding regulations
- Health and safety regulations
- Positive Behavioural Support management and techniques
- contracting, tenders and negotiations
- national benefit frameworks

For more information, please refer to the job description and person spec below.

Location: This is a national role working remotely with extensive travel to services.
Salary: £50,000 + car allowance

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Posted on: 13 November 2023
Closed date: 10 December 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: 209819
Tags: Senior Management