Deputy Manager

Reference number: 44877

Title: Deputy Manager

Location: Radstock, Somerset

Salary: £10.64 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Sense are looking for a Deputy Care Manager to join our professional team at our service in Radstock, Somerset. This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week, this is a unique new service supporting one individual with their educational needs across lots of venues and working alongside different therapists.

You will be supported by a manager and put into practice a plan developed by their teacher as part of a team around the individual. You will also support them at home with the family and manage a small team to do so across 365 days a year 24 hours a day

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. We do require you to be a driver with access to your own vehicle. 

About you

  • You must be willing to work towards BSL level one (or equivalent), or be working towards an accredited award.
  • 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.
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) or Level 3 Award in Education & Training and Learning in schools; or Relevant professional teaching qualification;
  • ICT literate and able to use MS Office and a range of databases
  • Numeracy and literacy skills and able to develop those skills in others

Sense values and ‘I’ statements describe the values and the essential behaviours that we value at Sense and they apply to staff, volunteers, trustees and people who use the services. To read more about our values please visit

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:

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 Recruitment 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

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)