Deputy Manager

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Reference number: 44773

Title: Deputy Manager

Location: Sense Centre, Rothwell

Salary: £22,093 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37.5 per week

Closing date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Interview date: Week commencing 30th November

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


Sense has a great opportunity for a committed individual to join our team at Sense College as our Deputy Manager

About the role

Sense is looking for a reliable and motivated Deputy Manager to join our team at our specialist education service, in Rothwell, Kettering, Northamptonshire. This is a permanent, full time position, working 37.5 hours per week.

Sense Centre Rothwell is not just about providing a service or having somewhere to spend your day; it’s a place full of opportunities for both individuals and staff alike.
As the deputy service manager you will be responsible for overseeing the adult social care provision, we currently have over 20 individuals that attend our service who access a range of activities both within the centre and in the community these include; Swimming, Sensory activities, Arts and Crafts, Rebound Therapy and Music.

As our Deputy Service Manager you will supervise and oversee the adult social care provision.  Work with colleagues to effectively manage, plan and implement a quality education, learning and care provision for learners with sensory impairments and additional learning difficulties. You will ensure that every opportunity is given to the individuals we support to access further education and supported work programmes.

About you 

The successful candidate will meet the following essential criteria;

  • Educated to degree level with at least an NVQ level 3 in health and social care
  • Proven experience of supervising and line managing staff in accordance with policy and legislation.
  • A good understanding of Safeguarding. 
  • A clean licence and own car is essential for the post.
  • Experience with writing care plans and has a good understanding of person centred planning and approaches.

Desirable criteria;

  • A good understanding of high complex health needs
  • Experience with timetabling and rota planning and plan and deliver a range of activities or access to opportunities 
  • ICT literate
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Managing conflict, performance and grievance issues 
  • Substantial experience providing support and personal care
  • Keeping up to date records and report writing 
  • Experience or working with internal and external frameworks 

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. 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.
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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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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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