Leonard Cheshire
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
£40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Service Manager
Service Manager – Wharfedale House

We are looking for an experienced Service Manager/Home Manager for our service based in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Our service requires a strong and motivational leader to join our existing team of Support Workers, Team Leaders, cooks, and administrators to lead, inspire, motivate, and bring the service in line with Leonard Cheshire’s exemplary standards. You will work with business support functions, regional manager, local council, and CCGs to ensure the smooth running and ultimately a thumbs up from our service users.

About us

Wharfedale House - Wharfedale House | Leonard Cheshire

In the market town of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, Wharfedale House is home for 18 adults with physical disabilities. We have lovely views of the River Wharfe and the surrounding countryside. A short walk from Wetherby town square, we’re close to shops, pubs, cafes, a library, colleges, and a sports centre. York and Leeds are also nearby

Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant, and sustainable organisation.

We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop, making a difference to so many lives by enabling the people who use our service to enjoy independence and fulfilment.

Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will provide clear direction and be responsible for the day to day management of the support provided within the service. Your key responsibilities will include management and supervision of a great staff team, financial and health and safety management to fulfil our statutory obligations.

You will implement systems and procedures designed to promote positive outcomes for disabled people within the service, ensuring a flexible, proactive approach whilst meeting the desired outcomes of the people we support. You will manage the recruitment, selection and on-going training, development and performance of all staff in the service, to ensure achievement of national minimum care standard requirements.

This is a challenging yet exciting role, offering you the opportunity to bring your passion and enthusiasm to the largest pan disability charity in the UK, making a real difference to the lives of all our residents.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will:

  •   Have a level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or equivalent.
  •   Have experience in managing nursing and care teams / supervisory or management experience in a care environment.
  •   Experience of a range of different departments such as therapies, transport, catering, administration, care and maintenance would be advantageous.
  •   Hold registration for this service.
  •   Have strong people and communication skills.
  •   Provide exemplary customer service.
  •   Ensure budgetary compliance.

We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:

  •   Fair and competitive pay rates.
  •   Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit.
  •   Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice).
  •   Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates.
  •   Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice).
  •   Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.
  •   Blue Light Discount Card

This role is subject to the requirements of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. Appointment is conditional on successful applicants providing evidence to our satisfaction that they are vaccinated, or are exempt from vaccination due to clinical reasons.

A satisfactory disclosures check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.

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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

* No agencies please *

Posted on: 16 November 2021
Closed date: 01 December 2021
Job ref: 104687
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management