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Hft Shropshire & Staffordshire
Senior Support Managers
£29,269 - £30,257 pa (dependent on probation & qualifications)
Where appropriate, Hft hourly rates will increase in accordance with the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage as from April 2018.
Registered Cluster Manager
Location: Telford – Shropshire & Staffordshire
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £29,269 – £30,257 pa (after successful completion of probation and registration)
It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives.
Become a Registered Manager with Hft and you’ll develop your social care career with one of the leading names in the learning disabilities sector. You’ll go to work each day knowing you can make a real difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities.
About the role
There’s no such thing as a “typical day” here. As a Registered Manager, you will be responsible for leading a “cluster” of services, inspiring your team and putting the tools in place to ensure your services are safe, caring, effective and well-led. This is a great opportunity to gain registered status, take on new responsibilities and build your management and leadership skills.
You’ll be managing teams of people and using Hft’s unique, person-centred model to support adults with learning disabilities, enabling them to lead enjoyable, fulfilling lives. Hft gives its Registered Managers significant accountability and opportunity. This is a key role and you’ll have a wide range of responsibilities across several different residential support services.
Responsibilities cover people management, legislation, compliance and finance. You’ll be managing your own business unit, with accountability to your Regional Manager, who will offer guidance and support.
You will care about how you work in partnership with others, working closely with the people Hft supports and their families, along with your Hft colleagues, local authorities and other agencies. You’ll speak out for the people we support, negotiating the best possible support contracts. You’ll have great scope to innovate, network and make the most of collaborative opportunities.
This is a demanding role for someone who is ready to step up and take their leadership and management skills to the next level. You need to have a Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People Level 5 or equivalent. If not, you will need to be able to achieve this, with our support, within your first twelve months. You’ll also need experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, ideally with people with complex needs. Experience of supervising and managing a team is essential.
You’ll need to ensure that support from your registered services meets all the relevant fundamental standards and you’ll need to demonstrate you understand your legal responsibilities and know what to do to ensure a service is compliant.
What Hft can offer you
Hft is a national charity that supports more than 2,500 people with learning disabilities. We put the people we support at the centre of everything we do and work in partnership with them to provide services including residential care, day opportunities and supported living – from a few hours a week to twenty-four hours a day.
The career development opportunities are excellent. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible. Your registration and induction process will start as soon as you join. Benefits include private health insurance and life assurance.
Join us and help us change lives.
To find out more about this role, please telephone Barry Lord on 01952 432065 ext. 1003 or email
To apply, click on the button below.
Closing date – Tuesday 31 October 2017
Assessment date – Friday 10 November 2017
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE
If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date your application has not been successful on this occasion.
Hft’s usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.
Job Description – Registered Cluster Manager
Where you will be working: Hft Shropshire and Staffordshire
Reports to: Regional Manager
This job is important because:
This role is central to the management, delivery and development of high quality, person centred, and legally compliant support across a number of services (expected to be in the region of 600 care hours) and to promoting Hft’s reputation by delivering quality, person centred services, within challenging budgets and governance requirements. It will provide the catalyst to drive and implement all operational change, be the front line management face of Operations, and be instrumental in delivering flexible and individual support packages.
Person Specification – Registered Cluster Manager
The following are all essential criteria for his role.
Substantial experience of the following: –