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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Glasgow Supported Living Services
  • Closing 1st September 2019


  • Advertised from 22nd August 2019
  • 35 Hours per week – Days. Permanent.
  • 04571

Role

Do you…

Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?

Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?

If so… Leonard Cheshire offers you the chance to become part of a great team!

About us

Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.

We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop, making a difference to so many lives by enabling the people who use our service to enjoy independence and fulfilment.

Reporting to the Operational Manager, you will provide clear direction and be responsible for the day to day management of the support provided within services. Your key responsibilities will include management and supervision of a great staff team, financial and health and safety management to fulfil our statutory obligations.

You will implement systems and procedures designed to promote positive outcomes for disabled people within services, ensuring a flexible, proactive approach whilst meeting the desired outcomes of the people we support. You will manage the recruitment, selection and on-going training, development and performance of all staff in the service, to ensure achievement of national minimum care standard requirements.

This is a challenging yet exciting role, offering you the opportunity to bring your passion and enthusiasm to the largest pan disability charity in the UK, making a real difference to the lives of all our residents.

About you (please see the job description available on our website for full details)

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • Have experience in managing care teams / supervisory or management experience in a care environment
  • Experience of a range of different departments such as therapies, transport, catering, administration, care and maintenance would be advantageous
  • Hold registration for the Glasgow and West of Scotland service
  • Have strong people and communication skills
  • Provide exemplary customer service
  • Ensure budgetary compliance.

We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:

  • Fair and competitive pay rates
  • Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit
  • Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice)
  • Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates
  • Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice)
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Application notes

Closing date: 1 September 2019

To find out more and to apply, please seee the Leonard Cheshire website

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

PVG membership is required for this post.

Based in Glasgow you will be responsible for five Supported Living Services. You will also have responsibility for two individual Supported Living Services at South Lanarkshire, a Respite Core & Cluster and small Residential Service in Livingston, West Lothian.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 18th September, 2019 at Leonard Cheshire Scotland Office in Edinburgh.