Service Manager (Care and Support)
Do you want your work to improve lives?
Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.
Guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and communities, focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.
To achieve our vision of improving lives we are now looking for an inspirational Service Manager to lead and develop our 6 bedded Supported Living Service in the south of Rugby town centre , Warwickshire that supports adults with Learning Disabilities to lead individual and fulfilled lives. This position is offered on a 37.5hr week across a 7-day rota.
Becoming our Service Manager
Each day is different when you join our team and this role would be ideal for a care management professional who is seeking the challenge of running and developing a successful scheme. Your work in this role will personally help to develop the scheme and improve the lives of our customers further.
If you have demonstrable experience in front line care management then you will join our friendly team at Rugby who provide a heartfelt service each day. In this role you will take overall responsibility to ensure contract compliance is maintained and that your team deliver the highest standard of person-centred care.
You will take the lead role in all aspects of care management, staff recruitment retention and development, financial management, and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Everything you do will add value, and directly help us to improve the lives of our customers.
Enabling customers to live as independently as possible with dignity whilst promoting their health and wellbeing will be in your work ethos and you will be key to helping them achieve this.
You will have proven experience both in an operational and leadership capacity within a health and social care setting, coupled with excellent knowledge of care standards. Having worked in care you will ideally have achieved your level 4/5 certificate, or be willing to work towards it.
Using your excellent communication skills, you will be adept in engaging with both customers and your stakeholders and be able to demonstrate an ability to consult with and empower others to deliver excellent results.
Striving for excellence your leadership style will be one which encourages the development of others, holds a keen attention for detail and places the customer at the heart of everything you do.
Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.
Demonstrating our strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience, we offer a competitive annual leave plus bank holidays and generous sick pay entitlements, as well as other paid leave.
A choice of defined benefit pension schemes, extensive learning and development opportunities, plus more. See Our Benefits attached.
If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…
How to apply
For more information about the role please read the attached job description and the person specification.
Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process. You will be asked to submit your experience in line with the essential criteria detailed in our person specification.
We really want to hear how you meet the criteria for this opportunity, please use the two supporting statements (4000 characters!) to really show us your talents. To ensure all candidates are treated fairly, we do not accept CVs.
(The important things – Naturally we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).
PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).
Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process
Apply today #LonghurstGroup #ImprovingLives.
Applications close on 5th May
Interview date - Remote interviews will be conducted via MS Teams.