Operations Manager (Social Care)

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Reference number: 45165

Title: Operations Manager (Social Care)

Location: Lincolnshire & Dereham

Salary: £36,472 per annum

Hours: 37.5

Closing date: Friday 9 April 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 20 April 2021

Contract type: Fixed Term

Job advert:

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you go home knowing that you have made a real impact on people’s lives?

We are Sense, a high quality care provider based throughout the UK, We are passionate about supporting adults with complex needs, including sensory losses and learning disabilities. Our main priority for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes that match our own!

Sense is looking for a dynamic and solution focused Operations Manager to lead a diverse range of services which provide person-centred support to people who have complex support needs, including people with sensory impairments, autism and learning disabilities.  You will contribute to the growth of Sense's Operational Service across the East of England,  initially in Lincolnshire and Dereham.  Working as part of an exceptional team; could this be you?

The services in the East are diverse and cover a wide geographic area, the successful applicant will be flexible, and able to travel.  This is a Fixed Term opportunity for a period of 12 months.

About the role

• This role will cover Supported Living, Residential, and Day and Community Support
• The services in are diverse and cover a wide geographic area. The successful applicant will be flexible, able to travel, a good role model, have good leadership qualities and able to listen to the people we support - we work in a co-production model and so the views of families and significant others are important to us. 
• This role will challenge, excite and never be dull with all complexities of working for a vibrant values based organisation, but it will be truly rewarding for the right person.

This role may be considered as a secondment for internal candidates, if you wish to pursue this route please seek the permission of your manager first.

For more information please contact Donna.Barnes@sense.org.uk

Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.


What we would like from you:

• Succesful track record at senior management level in the sector 
• Experience within an Ofsted/CQC role
• Experience in contributing to writing successful grant proposals and bids
• Able to demonstrate a record of ensuring processes are in plance that safeguard vulnerable people and deliver excellent quality standards
• Passionate about delivering high-quality person-centred services
• Sound knowledge of person centred planning, rota planning, staff management/development and budget management
• Relish the opportunity to lead a team of Registered Managers who work hard to endure that the people we support are enabled to live the lives they choose
• A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle, or use of alternative transport to ensure you are able to reach all of our locations

About Sense:

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. 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.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or to find out more, please click below. 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 team on recruitment@sense.org.uk.

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.



Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)