Deputy Care Manager

Reference number: 43313

Title: Deputy Care Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: Bristol

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Salary: Circa £21,000 per annum

Interview date: As applications are received.

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

Are you an experienced Social Care Worker looking for a fresh challenge at an exciting new service?

Sense are looking for motivated Deputy Care Managers to join our brand new Supported Living service in Bristol. This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week.

About the role

This is a new and exciting role and you will form part of the management team, managing a 2 person service and the supporting young people with learning disabilities and autism that may display behaviours that challenge, who are moving onto their first home. We are looking for creative and supportive people who have a can do attitude.  Individuals who are prepared to challenge stereotypes and feel passionately about the rights of vulnerable young people to have an ordinary life, doing extraordinary things.

Through your great leadership your team will feel valued and well supported. You will be supporting the registered care manager to ensure that the service is compliant with CQC and is co-produced with individuals and their circles of support, to ensure great outcomes are achieved.

You will support the team to enable individuals to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your leadership skills, coaching, team guidance and support will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible. 

Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based

About you

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

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. 

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 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: Anne Lawn via or on 0757 232 8904.

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.


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)