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Manager - Learning Disability Accommodation
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/489/10387
  • Published: Tue 22/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 26/10/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5
  • Salary: £27,741 - £32,234
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 7AZ

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Manager - Learning Disability Accommodation

Job introduction

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you have experience of working in care?
Are you passionate about making a real difference to someone’s life?
Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career in a management role? If so then we would like to hear from you

We are recruiting for a Manager to work for one of our Learning Disability Accommodation, based in Brighton.

the post is currently a fixed term post for 6 months, but with a view to make this a permanent position going forward.  We would be happy to consider anyone who would like to apply on the basis of a secondment from their substantive job.  If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment please get the agreement from your manager before applying.  

To lead and manage a team of care staff providing a flexible range of services to meet service users’ needs, ensuring the delivery of an effective, efficient, quality service that enables service users to maintain their independence and dignity. This includes overall responsibility for all aspects of the day to day running of the service, and longer term development and planning.  

For an informal discussion, please contact Kim Foster 07544656343.

Closing Date:  26 October 2020

Interview Date: 2 November 2020

About the role

About the role:
You will join a small team of committed , long established staff who provide support to seven service-users within their own flats.

We are looking for a  Manager to join a forward thinking, fast moving and progressive  supported living service. If you think you have the skills and drive to contribute to an already excellent service this may be the opportunity for you

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Manager who who has proven experience of working with people who have learning disabilities. You will play an essential role leading  the team to further develop the service and  continue with providing the excellent service provision that is currently in place. You will also need to work closely with families and a multi-disciplinary team. 

About you

You will need to have experience and an understanding of staff supervision, have clear written and verbal communication skills and be able to work within and manage the team. 

If you would like to help us to achieve these aims and have management experience  of working with people with Learning Disabilities, we would very much like to hear from you. In return we will offer you training and development opportunities, excellent support mechanisms and a varied and challenging work environment and the opportunity to be part of our excellent team.

BHCC  provides 8 service for adults with a wide-range of learning/ disabilities living accommodation around the City.

) Our aim is to promote independence for service users to improve their quality of life while giving support to families and informal carers.

Your role would be to manage a staff team, oversee the day to day running of the service, assist the Operations Managers in planning and develop services and ensure the service meets legislation and CQC standards of care.

You would be based at Burwash Lodge Supported Living Service in Hollingdean, and work as part of a dedicated and professional team. Due to the nature of the service you will be required to be flexible in your working hours to ensure services are monitored and managed to a high standard.

About you:

  • Demonstrable management experience of working within the Learning Disability field or related social care setting
  • Have good written and number skills
  •  Be able to work well as part of a team
  • Be able to work on your own initiative and think quickly in a difficult situation

Working for us:
We can offer you:
- A generous salary
- Time and a half for working at weekends, double time for working on a bank holiday or time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6 am)
- The opportunity to volunteer to work extra shifts
- A career average pension scheme
- Generous holiday up to 25 days a year
- Regular supervision meetings plus
- A range of other staff benefits 

We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ section below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.