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Role Description

Deputy Service Manager - Woodlands

Location: Horley, RH6 7DS

Salary: Up to £24,394.50 per annum.

Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis.

Employment type: Full-time, Permanent.

  • Develop professionally to achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, at no cost to you! 
  • 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!

Who will you be supporting?

Horley Support Services is a supported living service and offers purpose-built accessible accommodation for adults who have learning disabilities or are autistic.

We are looking for a passionate Deputy who is ready to take that next step, to join us and drive our mission to enable the people we support to achieve the extraordinary each and every day. The successful candidate will have achieved or be working towards their Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care and have gained some management experience.

About you

You will possess a positive and dependable outlook, be flexible to service requirements and able to take direction from the Service Manager.

Supporting the Service Manager and deputising for them in their absence you'll lead your team to provide extraordinary, person-centred support, which is safe and maximises choice, dignity, and independence as well as the achievement of individual goals, however small or large, each and every day.

Working in partnership with the people we support, their family, our specialist support teams and external agencies, you’ll champion skilful interactions, person-centred planning and partnership working to plan and implement professionally designed support plans that genuinely improve the quality of everyday life.

Acting as a role model and mentor to the team you’ll facilitate the use of collaborative working, sound judgment, and creative solutions to enable both them and the people we support to achieve individual goals and develop. You will manage staff performance, training and appraisals ensuring the team are equipped and motivated to deliver the best support possible.

To be successful in this role you’ll be truly passionate about the provision of exceptional and person-centred support. You’ll need to be an extraordinary leader with the ability to inspire, mentor and develop both your team and the people we support in achieving extraordinary outcomes. You will take personal responsibility for the quality of care and support delivered, both by yourself and your team, always striving to do what is right by the people we support.

Experience of working with people who have learning disabilities and/or visual impairment is also advantageous. In addition, you’ll possess a current driving licence with the ability to travel independently as required and be able to work flexibly to respond to the needs of the service and partake in on call to provide emergency support include evenings and weekends.

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.

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