Deputy Manager (Driver Essential)

Reference number: 42982

Title: Deputy Manager (Driver Essential)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full time)

Location: Peterborough

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 2 December 2018

Salary: £19,498 - £20,776 per annum, pro rata

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for an enthusiastic Deputy Care Manager to join our welcoming and professional team at our service in Peterborough. This is full time post working 37.5 hours per week.  

As a Deputy Care Manager you will provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments and/or learning disabilities. You will be a frontline supervisor, supporting the manager to effectively manage a team of staff to deliver person centred, specialist services.

You will need to have a sound knowledge of person centred planning, rota planning and staff management/development. We would like to hear from you if you are a committed, flexible and enthusiastic team player who is able to coach and mentor a team of support workers. You will be IT literate and able to undertake some administration duties.

About you

You must be willing to work towards BSL level one (or equivalent), or be working towards an accredited award. You will need to have had proven experience of supervising and line managing staff, as well as experience of coordinating and planning a range of activities.

The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with challenging situations and of advocating in the best interests of individuals.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Lorraine Green via Lorraine.Green@sense.org.uk or 01733 325713

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Sense I Statements and the Personal Specification; therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and service one page profile before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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