Operations Manager (Social Care)

Reference number: 43283

Title: Operations Manager (Social Care)

Hours: 37.5

Location: Birmingham

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 2 June 2019

Salary: Circa £33,000 per annum

Interview date: Monday 10 June 2019

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are recruiting a dynamic and solution focused Operations Manager to work 37.5 hours per week in Birmingham.   This role will primarily be based in our purpose built centre TouchBase Pears in Selly Oak. As the Operational Manager, you will lead a diverse range of services in the Birmingham area. This role requires flexibility and willingness to travel within the UK. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing line management to service managers, leading a culture of creativity and innovation, to deliver outstanding services.
  • Contributing to, and delivering, organisational strategy including growing services.
  • Understanding of the external influences on the delivery of Sense services
  • Ensuring with support, that the locality meets financial targets and complies with Sense standards and quality indicators. 
  • You will guarantee that CQC requirements and inspection report recommendations are met and exceeded.   

This is an exciting time to join Sense as we launch our new strategy.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in the Health and Social Care Sector.  You will be an excellent communicator who is able to provide leadership and direction to staff at all levels of the organisation.  You will have the ability to plan, prioritise and deliver to tight timescales, responding flexibly and positively to change.

We’re looking for someone who can commit to Sense’s values and advocate for the individuals we support. It’d be great if you had experience of working with people with multisensory impairment and other complex needs.

For a full list of duties and a person specification, please see the job description attached below.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: David Ash, telephone: 07966 427582.

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.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application.  Please ensure you have read the candidate guidelines, job description and service one page profile before doing so.

No agencies please.

Internal applicants should also use this link to apply however you will only be required to complete details of your current role. 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.

As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)