Community Support Service Manager

Reference number: 43656

Title: Community Support Service Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Based in Birmingham with travel throughout the Midlands

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 20 October 2019

Salary: Circa £26,000 per annum

Interview date: Wednesday 6 November 2019

Job advert:

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Community Services Manager in the Midlands. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, on a permanent basis. You will be based at our TouchBase Centre in Selly Oak, Birmingham, although you will be required to travel across the Midlands. 

As a Manager you will provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments and/or learning disabilities. You will effectively manage a team to deliver person centred, specialist services that meet organisational standards and expectations. Within this role you will support Sense to achieve our ambitious targets, to grow and to deliver our strategy "No one left out of life"  

Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role.

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

About You

You must have a successful track record at a management level within the Health and Social Care sector working with people with disabilities / sensory impairments. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a record of ensuring processes are in place that safeguard vulnerable people and deliver excellent quality standards.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead a team and develop a culture of creativity and innovation, to deliver outstanding services. You must be able to understand the external influences on the delivery of Sense services. It is essential to be able to work flexibly, be well organised and able to plan effectively.

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.

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: Julia Knight on 07710745316

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. 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.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format 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

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)