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Role Description

Service Manager – Kent PBS

Location: East Kent

Salary: Up to £32,500 per annum.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.

Employment type: Full-time, Permanent.

  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service).
  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants, and activities, plus eligibility for Blue Light Card discounts.

Please see below SeeAbility's extensive benefits and reward package!

We are delighted to be recruiting for a PBS Service Manager for our team in Kent.

As a PBS Service Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and running efficient supported living services in Kent, helping people to achieve an aspiring life. You will be ensuring that the services meets the values of the organisation, and these are at the heart of everything we do. You will need to demonstrate leadership values such as resilience, impact, authentic, communication skills, driving to outstanding and to promote independence by learning new skills.

You will be working closely with the Head of Business Development to develop new supported living services in Kent for people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism who may be living in secure settings or residential schools/colleges.

You will manage those homes and ensure that they are creative and find bold ways to achieve social inclusion and involvement for the people we support.

  • You will be passionate about unlocking untapped potential in both your team and the people we support
  • You will do whatever is required to help and encourage the people you support to take control of their own lives
  • You will support others to be brave and unlock their own talents and that of others, creating a truly person-centred culture.
  • You will do what is right to deliver a safe, compliant service that fully engages and trains employees who want to push the boundaries to achieve extraordinary outcomes
  • Knowledgeable of National policy and best practice for services supporting people with learning disabilities and autism
  • Lead on the recruitment of support teams

A deep understanding of regulatory standards for supported living

Up to date knowledge of Health and safety legislation

  • PBS background and experience is desirable
  • You will have amazing communication skills that inspire and motivates those around you
  • Support to develop new single person services as part of an MDT approach on the PBS framework
  • Ensure that transition plans are in place
  • You will work closely with the PBS consultant to ensure that all support is tailored to the individual and that support staff are appropriately trained, supported and coached

To be considered for the role of the PBS Service Manager, we are looking for an experienced individual within a managerial role. You will need to have an NVQ Level 5 Health and Social Care or equivalent or be willing to work towards and have a background and/or qualification in PBS or a willingness to learn and a full UK driving license.

About us

Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 220 years.

We specialise in supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss, to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible. Whether that is forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.

Training and Development

At SeeAbility, we fully support your training and development. You will start with an extensive Induction programme and throughout your probationary period you will be equipped with face-to-face training, e-learning and guidance to support you whilst in your new role.

Your continued development is important to us, therefore, SeeAbility offer the means to progress your career, your way! You will learn and be supported in your role, and have the opportunity achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, which are funded by SeeAbility!

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity

SeeAbility safeguards and promotes the welfare of the young people and adults we support. Therefore, we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate vetting checks prior to joining.

SeeAbility is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support.

COVID-19 Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we take every precaution to keep you, and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

Additionally, some of our services requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination and have your second vaccination 10 weeks after the first.

 

Our Benefits

Your rewards

Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits.

Your extraordinary opportunities

  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
  • Fully paid essential training
  • Funded professional qualifications – Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5 available
  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards and recognition
  • Quarterly 1:1s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your future

Your work-life balance

  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • Buy and sell up to 3 days annual leave
  • Life events - Time off when you need it most
  • Flexible working - We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisation

Your money goes further

  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
  • Employer contributory pension scheme - Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future 
  • Refer a friend and receive £600
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Discounted mobile phone options

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership