Service Manager (Health and Social Care) BLUS41300

Stockport, Greater Manchester
Circa £28,000
23 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Service Manager (Health and Social Care) BLUS41300

Stockport and Wigan

Salary; Circa £28,000

Our client is looking for a Service Manager to join their Team to provide leadership to the services which are provided in Stockport and Wigan

Who they are

They are a leading national charity providing support to young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. They believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries.

Who they are looking for

They have a great opportunity for a Service Manager to join them on a 37.5 hours per week basis, leading a team of Support Staff and Team Leaders who support other individuals living in Supported Living accommodation. These individuals are vulnerable adults with a learning disability and/or a physical or mental health need. This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop their 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 their high standards and build strong working relationships with their customers, regulators and other important stakeholders. This will include 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.

What they need from you

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, and experience of services provided in a supported living environment. 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.

The benefits

In return for your passion and commitment, they offer a comprehensive benefits package including a competitive salary, 25 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), pension contribution, life assurance, childcare vouchers, access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services. You will be supported to progress your career, with tailored development, fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications along with access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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