Service Team Leader - Older Adults (Housing, Care) HEST88282

Location
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Salary
£27,480 rising to £28,296 per annum after 1 year
Posted
29 Oct 2019
Closes
26 Nov 2019
Ref
HEST88282
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An amazing role looking after 2 exciting services.  Our client is a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. With their 50th anniversary approaching it is an exciting time to join them!

This role is split between their Age Activity Centre (AAC) and their new Age Well service. The AAC is a warm and welcoming space for Wandsworth residents over 60 looking for a place to socialise and learn new skills.  From computer classes to Zumba, the AAC offers a schedule of activities which has been designed by its members, for its members to ensure they all have the opportunity to enjoy later life.

They have recently been commissioned to lead the open access Age Well Roehampton Service, with a focus on using existing assets to support older residents in a range of locations in the community. The vision for Age Well services is to enable vulnerable people to continue living as independently as possible with the support of their community.

The Team Leader will manage the Age Well Coordinator to work with the community offering access to the range of health and wellbeing activities. At the AAAC the Team Leader will take a lead in the running of the project - ensuring the delivery of a consistent and high-quality client-centered service, making this a really diverse role allowing you to set and implement the vision for the new Roehampton service.

Our client offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.

In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.  They welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.

Person specification:

  • Experience of managing high quality services for older people who need care and support relating to complex mental health needs.
  • Highly developed financial skills and ability to manage service budgets for both AAC and Age well Roehampton
  • Team management experience including recruitment, induction, supervision, appraisal, training, performance management, discipline and grievance processes.
  • Proven Track record and good research skills, knowledge of key factors affecting health and wellbeing in older population and the skills and experience to translate into a clear vision, service development and delivery within specific community services in Tooting and Roehampton
  • Able to develop professional working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders; including community services, customers, professionals, from statutory and voluntary organisations and members of the public
  • Demonstrable experience of performance monitoring to ensure a consistently high-quality service which adequately meets the needs of individual service users
  • Ability to communicate to a high standard, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in actively monitoring the health, wellbeing, safety and security of the services and its users ensuring all concerns are followed up promptly and in line with procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

In return they offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

Working Pattern: 09:00 to 17:18. However, the post holder will need to work flexibly on some evenings, as required (within the 39 hours per week total

Closing date: 25 November 2019

Our client supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. They campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, they support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. They are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.

They are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.

In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.

Our client is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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