Deputy Manager - Brent

Reference number: 43022

Title: Deputy Manager - Brent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: Brent, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 13 January 2019

Salary: £24,653 per annum

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated Deputy Manager to join our professional team at our service in Brent, London. This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week in a supported living service.

As a Deputy Care Manager you will provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with a range of multiple sensory impairments, learning disabilities and mental health needs. 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 

We are looking for a strong, dedicated and energetic individual, who leads by example, has a can-do attitude, and is not only a great support to their team but who can be an advocate for people with sensory, learning and mental health needs. 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.

We are looking for a Deputy Manager with excellent communication skills and it'd be great if you had existing British Sign Language skills or demonstrated a willingness to learn.

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

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.

Our service in Brent is an amazing new build Supported Living Service (12 self-contained flats), which will enable the people who will live there to develop their daily living skills, become active in their community and live life to the full.

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.

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 Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please be aware that we will be shortlisting candidates as applications are received throughout the duration of the vacancy, so apply as soon as you can. For this reason, the vacancy may close before the advertised date.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, 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.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)