Deputy Day Opportunities Manager - Flintshire

Location Flintshire
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £29,284.95 per annum
Job ref: 019142
Published: 22 days ago
Expiry date: 01 Aug 2024 23:59

Do you have experience of working in a horticultural or woodland setting?  Do you have experience or an interest in working with people with disabilities?

As a Deputy Day Opportunities Manager at Hft, you will be working over two horticultural sites to support adults with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Autism in all aspects of horticulture, woodland management and garden maintenance.  You will support people to fulfil existing gardening contracts.  You will support the Manager and the team to move to a new purpose build site in Spring 2025 which includes 10 acres of woodland, a nursery, shop and café.

The service also includes a workshop which includes: processing logs and kindling and upcycling pallet wood into an array of artisan products.

Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values.

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.
  • TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.
  • 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

About the role

You will be expected to lead and deliver a proportion of day opportunity activities as part of the planned programme and as an opportunity to provide practice leadership to the wider team. This role also includes building effective working relationships with local authorities, be great at developing new partnerships and liaising on behalf of Hft as appropriate ensuring the reputation of the organisation is maintained. The postholder will collaborate closely with families and carers to ensure supported individuals have access to meaningful activities, and are able to develop social and life skills that will enable them to make choices and take control of their lives. The postholder will be accountable for the wellbeing of supported individuals, giving adequate support to maximise their dignity, independence, and privacy.


About you

  • You will be required to have a Level 4 or equivalent Lead Practitioner Diploma in Adult Care or hold a Level 3 Diploma and be willing to undertake this qualification within an agreed timescale as part of a development plan (at no cost to you)
  • Experience and knowledge of outcome focussed support for vulnerable people
  • Recent experience is desirable within the field of learning disabilities in either regulated services or day service provision.
  • Ability to think operationally
  • Ability to lead and manage people and be a role model in all aspects of people leadership especially performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a supported person and their family/carer and other professionals.
  • Ability to be innovative whilst complying with the law and Hft policies and procedures
  • Manage time and resources effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to respond professionally, quickly, and flexibly
  • Ability to lead and manage change
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Able to understand and support the production of financial data

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


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 and Person Specification



We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

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.