We currently have a great opportunity for two Service Managers to join United Response to cover Central Lancashire.
Who we are
United Response is a leading national charity providing support to young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries.
Making it happen - your Role
We have an opportunity for a Service Manager to join us on a full-time basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop United Response’s reputation as an outstanding provider in the area. Leading good practice and developing excellence in service, you will provide management support whilst supporting people to build community relationships.
You will maintain and enhance our high standards and build strong working relationships with our customers, regulators and other important stakeholders. This will include you conducting CQC Registered Manager duties on a day to day basis alongside your Service Manager role by taking direct management responsibility for referrals, health and safety, compliance issues and financial control. You will also play an important strategic role in defining, developing and implementing our growth plans.
To be a great Service Manager, you will need to hold a minimum NVQ level 3 in Social Care Management or equivalent with proven experience within social care at a management level. You must have a positive attitude towards issues of learning disability and mental health and a comprehensive understanding of these issues in practice. With the ability to act as lead practitioner and develop the team’s skills via supervision and on the job coaching, you will have the aptitude to respond to the needs of a 24 hour service to include on call arrangements and a need to provide management cover when required and therefore a flexible approach is essential.
25 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays , pro rata for part time) , which increases after 3 and 5 years service
Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services
Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications
Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)
Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers
We look forward to receiving your application.
Closing date to applicants – 30th January 2018
Interviews – 6th February 2018