Locality Manager

20 Sep 2018
20 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a highly motivated care professional looking to take the next step with a leading not-for-profit provider in Somerset? Do you want to join an organisation built on innovation, progressing professional careers and making a positive difference to people’s lives?

About us

Discovery works across Somerset supporting over 900 people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families. We are a social enterprise, established in April 2017 commissioned by Somerset County Council to provide a range of care, support and accommodation, supporting people to be part of their communities and to have choice and control over their lives. We put people at the centre of everything we do and value everyone’s unique contribution – those we support, their families and our colleagues.

We’re looking for a Locality Manager to join our team, to manage and take responsibility for the day-to-day running of our services in the Glastonbury Area. We’re looking for an exceptional professional, who shares our values in putting the people we support at the centre of our care; leading by example and providing excellent support to people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs.

About the role

  • Ensure person-centred care plans and health action plans are regularly reviewed and implemented
  • Ensure the health and wellbeing of the people we support, in line with CQC Guidelines and Discovery policies
  • Deliver effective risk assessments and emergency plans to ensure the people we support are safe
  • Make sure your team are appropriately trained and motivated to provide high quality support
  • Ensure the service meets all organisational and statutory requirements and complies with CQC Guidelines and our own standards, policies and procedures
  • Make sure complaints are dealt with in line with our policies
  • Accountable for the budget and finance for the Locality
  • Able to support the organisation to grow the business

About you

Most importantly, you want to make a difference to the lives of people we support with learning disabilities or autism. To do that, you’ll have:

  • A strong background in working with adults with learning disabilities and/or autism
  • Experience of managing supported living services or similar - and be familiar with performance management processes
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the personalisation agenda and Active Support model
  • Completed, or be willing to undertake, Management Development training

Beyond those qualities, you’ll also be:

  • An excellent communicator, looking to mentor and motivate your team to provide person-centred support
  • Able to prioritise your workload, delegate tasks and meet deadlines
  • Focused on the needs of internal and external customers, from the people we support, right through to your team and other members of the organisation

Your rewards

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer ongoing development opportunities and the strongest possible prospects, plus a range of great benefits including:

  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Access to discounts on high street shopping, cinema tickets and meals out
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life Assurance

For more information visit www.discovery--uk.org/careers

Apply now

If this sounds like the career opportunity you’ve been looking for, we’d love to hear from you. Please read the attached Job Description, which provides additional information about the role. Discovery are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. Please note:

  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Discovery
  • Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their identity and eligibility to work in the UK
  • As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy - Discovery has been awarded this symbol by Jobcentre Plus to recognise our commitment towards the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees
  • We welcome applications from people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic backgrounds