Deputy Manager

Reference number: 46631

Title: Deputy Manager

Location: Sense Centre, Rothwell

Salary: £24,044 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37.5 & 22.5 per week

Closing date: Thursday 20 January 2022

Interview date: Friday 21 January 2022

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.  We also have a part time position working 22.5 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.

The successful candidate will support the Education Services Manager to ensure Sense College Sense Centre Rothwell ( SCSCR)  delivers high a quality service to both Education and Adult Social Care funded individuals, this provision is currently split evenly with a total of 30 post 16 individuals attending.

SCSCR delivers services to people with complex disabilities to develop communication skills to enable them to experience the world and fulfil their potential  

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 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.

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 supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note 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.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

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 committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit:


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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