Are you a passionate and hard working individual with management experience in adult learning disability services?
Do you have experience of working in a large care setting where you have to think on your feet, lead and manage a large team, and frequently respond to challenging but rewarding situations? If so we would like to hear from you!
Fixed Term for one year, we would be happy to consider anyone who would like to apply on the basis of a secondment from their substantive job. If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment please get the agreement from your manager before applying.
Closing Date: Midnight 25 February 2021
Interview Date: w/c 8 March 2021
About the role
The Beach House is part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s learning disability provider service.
It provides respite care and emergency accommodation to adults with learning and physical disabilities. The Beach House currently provides a service to over 50 adults and their families and carers throughout Brighton & Hove, as well as providing emergency care and accommodation for people and families in crisis. The service works closely with social workers and clinical professionals in the city’s Specialist Community Disability Service to achieve the best outcomes for the people it supports.
We are currently seeking a full time manager to lead the operational management of the service. The successful candidate will have good leadership skills, an ability to problem solve and make decisions under pressure and respond to the needs of the people using the service as and when required.
Good communication and people skills are essential as you will be required to work in partnership with other professionals, families, outside agencies and a large staff team.
Previous management experience in a care setting is required as you will be managing a team of 4 deputy managers and you will need knowledge of recent legislation related to providing adult social care.
Good resource and budget management skills are also desirable.
You will also be required to undertake a fit persons interview to become a registered manager with the Care Quality Commission.
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the application process which you will find when you apply. Please read the document below 'Branching Questions Guidance'. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.