Care Manager - 3 Day shifts per week - Community Services

Reference number: 48092

Title: Care Manager - 3 Day shifts per week - Community Services

Location: Exeter

Salary: £27,181 FTE

Hours: 24 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 15 August 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent, Fixed Term

Job advert:

Could you be a Registered Care Manager?

We are looking for our new Registered Care Manager within the Community Service in the South West. Our registered office is based in Exeter and the successful individual will  be managing our childrens and adult services across the Devon area, this includes the community and intervenor services. Working on a 1 year fixed term contract, with the potential for a fulltime role should services be developed after this period of time. This is a part time role working 24 hours per week, 3x 8 hour day shifts, a fantastic opportunity for you to upskill within a management role and be part of building up support offers for the future development of the service.

Based at Providence Court Resource Centre you will have daily contact with other colleagues from Sense, over a diverse range of services/departments that will be able to support you and help you settle into the role. Providence Court is a Sense Resource Centre based in the centre of Exeter, fantastic transport links both bus and train.  Within the resource centre there is the community cafe, Café 55, training rooms, offices and a large activity area which has a kitchen, sensory room and accessible bathroom these facilities can all be booked for the use of people accessing the service which is a real asset. The Devon Community Services cover the Devon area with services in Exeter & immediate surrounding areas, Plymouth, and Bovey Tracy. Currently we are providing adult services, but we have provided community support to children in the past.  The Community Services have a team of Intervenors and Community Support workers providing support within the community for people to learn, maintain and improve life skills, linking in with the community for social, leisure, educational or work-based activities.

We currently support 8 adults with Learning Disabilities with a single or dual sensory impairment, sense are looking for a manager that can lead a team for the people we to support enjoy real life experiences and opportunities, paid employment, friendships, relationships, joining clubs and groups of interest like the gym, slimming world, self-advocacy groups such to name but a few things and being active members in their local community. Within the RCM role you will be listening to what people want, coaching the team to support people to reach their goals and aspirations. We would like to reach out to a diverse range of people looking for support, offer a flexible service with support hours that meet their needs, so offering weekends and evenings for both Adults and Children. 

This will lend the opportunity to work with funders within both Adult and Children departments of the Local Authority, working alongside the people we support, families and Sense’s recruitment team to recruit team members with a person-centred approach, you will have good support from the Operations Manager and Head of Operations for the development and growth with the service. In our last CQC inspection we were rated 'Outstanding'. We have also put on successful performances at the Cygnet theatre in Exeter. We would ike you to register with CQC as the RCM for the Southwest community services and be a highly motivated individual with lots of energy and enthusiasm to ensure that those we support increase independence, explore new opportunities with a creative approach to problem solving, all with a can do attitude.

Sense RCM / Operations Manager -  "I have worked for Sense since 2005 starting my career journey with Sense as an agency support worker in a residential service for adults, during my time with Sense I have been well supported by colleagues, Managers, and the organisation to reach my full potential, offered support to learn, train and given progression opportunities. I have benefited from having coaches and mentors during my career progression as well as support on a personal level.  The role of RCM can be challenging as well as rewarding and I have found that having regular managers meetings where we have 23 Managers for Residential, Supported Living, Community Services both Children and Adult, 3 Operations Managers and or head of services allows diversity, real support from people that understand as well as practice sharing, solving those “little things” and brain storming the “big things” has always made me feel involved, listened to and very well supported.  This support network has been invaluable throughout my career with Sense but never more so during Covid-19.  Sense has teams of people to support me in my role for advice such as Health and Safety, HR inc Recruitment, although as a manger you will take a real lead working with the Recruitment Team to achieve person centred recruitment, Quality Team and Learning & Practice Development Teams. We encourage growth and learning through training and opportunities, internally and externally. All of this has made me feel valued, respected and I have given real contribution to all services I have supported which is rewarding, I have never stopped learning and absolutely love my job."


Hours are worked flexibly to meet the needs of those we support, their team and the service.

Please call me to discuss hours: Rachael Robb 07557026913


Registered Care Manager, Exeter, Benefits:

  • Coached by an experienced RCM
  • Mentored by an Operations Manager and Head of Services who both have authentic knowledge of the Devon Community Services
  • Regular Managers meetings
  • Be part of a team striving development, growth and to deliver outstanding community support and the people we support living ordinary lives, achieving incredible things
  • Opportunity to drive real change and shape the future of the service (with support)
  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme £350
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


Registered Care Manager, Exeter, Duties:

  • To support individuals/groups within the community to reach their full potential
  • Providing line management support to a team of staff..
  • Identify needs and outcomes for each individual we support.
  • Deliver services that meet or exceed Sense’s legal and organisational standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below 
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.
  • Full job specification is attached below.


Registered Care Manager, Exeter, Desired Experiences:

  • Right to work in the UK
  • Good knowledge of legislation underpinning Health and Social care
  • Good knowledge of CQC
  • Knowledge or willing to upskill on delivering high quality community services
  • Knowledge of person-centred support, how to deliver for outstanding support
  • Leading a team through change
  • You require a full manual UK license and must have acess to your own Vehicle - For the ability to attend meetings / appointments & provide support across the Devon Area
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial ( BSL / Makaton etc.)
  • Full person specification is attached below.


About Sense

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.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply section:

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 or Rachael Robb Operations Manager 07557026913 

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit: 

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