Dereham, Norfolk
Between 28475 and 29839 GBP per hour
Job description
About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated manager to lead our team at Sense College Dereham, Norfolk. We are looking for an experienced manager who will have worked / taught in the field of specialist education, and therefore be familiar with the needs and services required to deliver a high quality service to individuals who may have sensory disabilities, including those with complex needs and learning disabilities.

The service is a dual provision of both Education and Adult Social care and forms one of Sense College’s eight locations. We currently provide Education to 4 individuals 16+ in line with their EHCP’s. In addition, we provide bespoke, person centred timetables to 25 individuals through adult social care packages. These services are designed to prepare individuals for adulthood by developing independence, expand communication and provide social opportunities to support general health and wellbeing.

The service is delivered Mon – Fri for 45 weeks of the year. All services are delivered from the College site in Dereham.  

You will effectively manage a staff team of currently 30 people to deliver high quality services, that meet organisational and regulatory standards, for people attending our education and day opportunities provision. Our education provision is Ofsted regulated.

To be successful in this role you will have a sound knowledge of person centred planning for individuals with complex needs, people management and budget management. You will need to demonstrate proven experience of supervising and line managing staff in accordance with policy and legislation and all that it entails.

In return we offer a competitive rewards package; supportive and appreciative colleagues, and the chance to further develop your management skills whilst working for a forward looking national disability charity.  

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is essential for this role.*

About Sense

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. 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.

Working 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.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. 

Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important that you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

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, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

*As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. If you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

No agency submissions without prior authorisation from Sense, any applications submitted will be treated as our own, as such no fee will be payable. If you have applied for this position in the last three months your application will not be considered.

Posted on: 12 January 2021
Closed date: 10 February 2021
Job ref: 5875
Tags: Support Worker