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Role Description

Deputy Manager – Epple Road

You must live in the UK and have the Right to Work in the UK full time. 20-hour Student Visa's cannot be accepted. SeeAbility is currently unable to support any sponsorship requests.

Location: Birchington, CT7 7DS

Salary: Up to £26,130 per annum.

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

Employment type: Full-time, Permanent.

Manual driving licence is essential to apply for this role.

Are you ready to progress your career and use the skills you have gained?

Do you want to assist in managing the day to day running of our supported living services?

Would you like to make a positive impact and join an company with the people we support at the forefront of everything we do?

Take action, and become part of something extraordinary!

Who will you be supporting?

Hi, my name is Darren and I'm shortly going to be living in my own home in Birchington, Kent and will be supported by SeeAbility.

Experience supporting people like me, a man with autism and some complex health needs, would be a strong advantage.  I am looking for calm, assertive individuals with a great sense of humour to join my team. You need to support me to lead the life I want and to encourage me to be gradually more and more skilled and confident.

I need a quiet and happy environment in my home. However, I really enjoy walking, listening to music, eating out and people watching so I’d love it if you liked these things too.

I’d love for people to join my team who have the same interests as me.  You will need to be physically fit, 100% reliable and able to provide me with personal care support. I have autism and sometimes my behaviour can be challenging, but that shouldn’t stop me doing the things I love and leading an active life. I will need your encouragement to learn life skills and gain independence but that’s something everyone needs at times. You will need to be patient, confident and can see the value in small gains. You will follow coaching from my behaviour support person and are willing to help when needed. If this is you, we will get along just fine!

The role

You will assist the service manager to ensure that Darren receives high quality support.

You will be delegated management tasks and given off-rota time to manage this. Some of the delegated tasks will include: 

  • rota management
  • 121s
  • training new staff
  • leading the team to complete support plans,
  • risk assessments 
  • activities to enable Darren to achieve outcomes. 

You will be expected to manage the team in the absence of the service manager.

Working in partnership with Darren, his family and our specialist support teams you’ll champion skilful interactions, person-centred planning and partnership working to plan. You will 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. You will use sound judgment, and creative solutions to enable both them and Darren 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.

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.


Our Benefits

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 enough 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.

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)
  • 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 
  • 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