Deputy Care Manager

Reference number: 43542

Title: Deputy Care Manager

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Location: Barnet, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 16 September 2019

Salary: Circa £23,000 per annum (including London weighting)

Interview date: Tuesday 24 September 2019

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person with excellent interpersonal skills to join our team as a Deputy Care Manager at our day service in Barnet, London. This is a full time post, working 37.5 hours per week at our centre, TouchBase South East attracting a salary of circa £23,000 per annum.

TouchBase South East is a purpose built centre which is the base for a huge variety of social activities and education sessions. It is located within the heart of the local community and is a short walk from our allotment plot and the local high street. We support adults over eighteen who have a range of complex needs, including sensory loss and learning disabilities.

Working with the Day Service Manager and fellow Deputy Managers, you will coordinate the smooth running of the service each day, liaising with families, responding to emails and enquiries and managing your workload. Ideally you will have experience of supporting people with sensory impairments, as well as experience of working with people with learning disabilities and complex needs, although sensory support experience is not essential as we will provide extensive training in this area.

About you

Our successful candidate will be dynamic and forward thinking, with a passion for mentoring staff in their development, and a strong emphasis on devising and implementing programs for people who attend the service to achieve.  You will share the values and focus of the organisation, and support the management team to implement strategies and programs which meet these values.

You will have proven experience of supervising and line managing staff, 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.

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: John Kirkham via

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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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

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