• Full time
  • Salary/Hourly Rate: £30,545 per annum (pro rata) plus excellent benefits

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager to join our Support Living Service in Truro, Cornwall on a fixed term contract ( 8-12 months).  This role is a full time position (37.5 hours per week).

Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference? It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives. Mencap delivers high quality personalised support to people with a learning disability and their families.

Reporting to the Area Operations Manager you will be responsible for ensuring positive outcomes are achieved for the people we support through consistent management of the service. Key to the role will be cultivating a positive team culture, ensuring your service is a great place to work, acting as a role model and demonstrating good practice to other members of the team. In addition, you will be responsible for proactively managing and developing your team, the quality of the service, the rota, and the budget.

You will be self-motivated and have a passion for positive change and the confidence to make difficult decisions under pressure. Having strong interpersonal skills will be essential for this role with the ability to build effective relationships with staff and the people we support.

You may need to cover the odd shift in case of emergency. This will require you to do some front-line support work with the individuals we support.

Experience and knowledge within the social care sector, experience of working with people with complex needs would be desirable. You should also have experience of leading teams in Learning Disability services.

As well as a nationally recognised training programme within the charity sector we also provide excellent career development opportunities, attractive pension scheme, competitive holiday allowance, childcare vouchers, discounts off different high street retailers and much more.

Key Responsibilities: Quality, Leadership and Relationships

Work with the people living in the service and the team to ensure high-quality person-centred support
Monitor the quality of the service, ensuring it is fully compliant.
Be an exemplary role model for the team and ensure their continuous development to ensure high standards are continuously met
Liaise with the families and other stakeholders of the people living in the service

Strong leadership is key to the success of our services. We want to recruit leaders who can demonstrate they have the potential to excel within our team orientated workplace. In return, we are committed to developing your potential even further.

Have you thought about working for Mencap?

Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability.  Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

Everyone wants a purposeful job – to do something really meaningful.  Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do.

With us, it’s never ‘just a job’.  In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the directgov website.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do.  We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us.  Together we are Mencap!

Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but they will always positive so click apply now to be considered!

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

About You:

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.mencap.org.uk.