Day Opportunities Manager

Location Bishop's Stortford
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £32,359.38 per annum
Contact name: Christine McMahon

Contact email: Christine.McMahon@hft.org.uk
Job ref: 018122
Published: 8 days ago
Expiry date: 01 Jul 2024 23:59

Are you looking for a meaningful career? Would you like the opportunity to become a dedicated Day Opportunities Manager, helping individuals with learning disabilities live the best life possible?

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

Join us as a Day Opportunities Manager with Hft and you’ll develop your social care career with one of the leading names in the sector. You’ll go to work each day knowing you can make a real difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities.

What will you be doing?

This a full-time role (Monday to Friday) within our Day Centre in Bishop's Stortford

As a Day Opportunities Manager at Hft, you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. You will be a role model to others through demonstrating excellent support to those we support and you will help the Senior Day Opportunities Manager to coach, support and manage staff teams effectively. You will be responsible for nurturing and inspiring those coming to work for Hft to help ensure we have the best staff teams offering great support services. This role also offers great opportunities for career progression to help you develop your knowledge and skills.

You will have the responsibility to manage the performance of your team; including your team’s delivery of care and support which promotes dignity, wellbeing and independence and a person-centred culture. Alongside the Senior Day Opportunities Manager, you are responsible and accountable for monitoring, maintaining and providing the highest standards of clinical and personal support and service delivery, while promoting independence and choice to the people supported in the service.

As a Day Opportunities Manager of the team, you will promote and lead good practice at all times, doing all you can to make sure that the people we support and their colleagues come to no harm and that the people we support are satisfied with the level of support they receive by acting as an exemplary role model.

As a Day Opportunities Manager, flexibility is important for both you and for the service.

What’s in it for you?

We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people to live the best life possible.

As a ‘Gold’ standard Investors in People accredited employer, we are committed to supporting colleague wellbeing as a priority. Within this, all Hft employees get access to TELUS Health – the world’s biggest 24/7 colleague counselling and support service. It is completely free for all colleagues to use in complete confidence, whenever and however they want to access it.

We offer

  • Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)
  • Training: Access to award winning training and development
  • Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app
  • Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.
  • Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts. As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.
  • Care Friends: Employee referral app – earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.
  • Free life assurance – 3 x your annual salary
  • Family friendly policies –Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave

A full UK driving licence, with access to your own vehicle, is essential for the role.

About you

  • You will have experience supporting adults with complex learning disabilities.
  • You need good IT skills and experience of maintaining records to be a success in this role.​​​​​​​
  • You need to hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (or acceptable equivalent) OR have the ability to achieve this within 18 months of appointment.
  • You will have detailed knowledge of Health and Safety issues, and Safeguarding regulations.
  • Management or supervisor experience in learning disability supports or similar.
  • Experience facilitating community focussed supports for people with learning disabilities and /or typically marginalised groups.

If you have the passion for delivering high quality care and support services to people with learning disabilities and you want to make a difference to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life – then this is the role for you. ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​For more information on the role and responsibilities, please refer to the job description & person spec.

job description & person specification