Frontline Manager (Head of Service), Shrewsbury

£25,142 to £25,642 per annum
25 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced social care manager looking for your next challenge? Do you have experience working with vulnerable people?

You'll be running three supported living services in Shrewsbury, where we support a total of eight adults to live as independently as possible. They all have learning disabilities and require 24x7 support. Your teams will work with them to develop all the skills they need to live on their own terms, while encouraging them to keep up with friends, family and all the varied activities they enjoy.

The three services are very different and no two days will be the same. In one service we support two people with physical disabilities and a man with a hearing impairment, all of whom need full support to carry out their daily living tasks and to participate in their hobbies and interests. In another service, we support four men, one of whom works 15 hours a week independently, another man goes into town independently and another man is registered blind so needs a bit more support. The fourth man is yet to move in. In the final service we support one man who has learning disabilities and epilepsy; he is a man who knows his own mind.

The role is demanding and varied. It will suit you if you're an experienced manager who has worked across multiple sites. You'll be a good people manager. You will work alongside other Frontline managers in the area and you will be expected to take On Call responsibility once a month: during this time you may need to cover shifts for emergency cover as well as offering advice and support.

Some knowledge of Quality frameworks would be useful as well as an understanding of CQC requirements.

Reporting to the Area Manager, you will be backed-up by your senior staff at each service. They will help you run the services smoothly. You’ll liaise with external professionals, social work teams, health liaison teams and families.

Who are we? MacIntyre is a leading national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. Our core belief is that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community.

Some practical things you need to know

This is a full-time role, 38 hours a week.

You'll need a manual driving licence and your own transport – the services are quite spread out and you will need to travel for meetings and training.

To manage your teams effectively, you’ll need to provide a regular presence across day, evening, night and weekend shifts.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers a full induction and free ongoing training. This includes our leadership training programme, which gives you the opportunity to gain the Certificate in Leadership qualification. Other benefits include:

Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days (including public holidays) rising with service
Workplace pension scheme
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme

Next Action

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? Then click Apply on the MacIntyre website and complete our straightforward application form. We’ll respond to you shortly afterwards.

The closing date for this position is: Monday 14 August 2017
First interviews will take place on 21 August 2017

Safer Recruitment

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks. Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.

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