Leonard Cheshire
Stockport, Greater Manchester
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum DOE
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you…

Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?

Want to be part of a leading organisation that positively impacts the lives of disabled people across the world?

If so… Leonard Cheshire offers you the chance to become part of a great team!

About us

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.

Our Service:

Oakwood | Leonard Cheshire Oakwood ABI is a residential unit for adults with acquired brain injury. A specialist unit purpose built to support and rehabilitate service users, enabling them to live their lives as independently as possible and hopefully return home to their loved ones in a safe and supported process. With a "good" rating from CQC the home currently supports 13 adults to work with and adapt to a different way of life. We work closely with the families of the individuals to ensure understanding and emotional requirements are met and to help facilitate finances and expenditure for equipment and adaptations.

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 (please see the job description for full details)

To be successful in this role you will:

- Have a level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or equivalent managerial experience and the willingness to work towards.
- 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.
- Experience in working with MDT's and external bodies to enable full party participation
- Experience of working with people and the families of people with neurological/ABI conditions is advantageous
- Hold registration for this service.
- Have strong people and communication skills.
- Provide exemplary customer service.
- Ensure budgetary & staffing 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.

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: 06 December 2021
Closed date: 17 December 2021
Job ref: 105260
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management