Independent Living Manager - Extra Care

  • Job Reference: 00072972-1
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Essex
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you an experienced Independent Living Manager seeking a new opportunity? Would you prefer not to deliver personal care so you can focus on leading your team 100% of the time and to work "off rota"? Then this role could be perfect for you so please read on.

We are currently recruiting an Independent Living Manager for an Extra Care Scheme based in the Saffron Walden, Essex area. The scheme provides housing with care to 40 customers. There are a further 33 apartments for people aged 55 and over who do not receive care.

You will be responsible for line managing a team of care workers to deliver high quality care to 40 people. A team leader will report directly to you. The hours of care delivered vary depending on the customer's needs.

Housing with care means that you will be required to carry out housing management functions at the scheme. This includes introducing new tenants to the scheme, dealing with repairs and responding to any neighbourly disputes or tenancy breaches. To help you do this effectively you will attend a detailed induction, have access to extensive training and the support and guidance from an experienced Regional Housing Manager. A housing assistant will also report directly to you.

Are you a manager tired of also working on rota?

You will not be required to deliver personal care. 100% of your time will focus on leading your team. To do this effectively, we believe a manager needs the adequate administration time to manage a service. Therefore, you will be 100% off rota, an arrangement which is becoming increasingly rare these days.

You will become the CQC registered manager for the domiciliary care that the 40 people receive. To help you succeed, you will have access to an extensive training calendar (you will be joining a company that has been awarded Gold by Investors in People), ongoing support from your line manager, the Essex housing Regional Manager and their Clinical Governance Manager (who is a qualified nurse). You will also attend various internal quality forums such as our health and safety and CQC quality forums.

88% of their staff told them that they treat them fairly and 87% of their staff told them that they have a great manager. Could you be one of these managers? if so, we want to hear from you.

To be successful in the role you will also have:

Previous experience managing services with a good understanding of CQC regulations or the ability to learn them.
Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated experience of motivating, managing and developing staff
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build relationships and work in partnership with relevant stakeholders
A flexible and positive approach to work with excellent organisational skills
Experience and knowledge of Safeguarding, lone working and health and safety requirements
A professional qualification e.g. social work, nursing or level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
An understanding of housing issues or the ability to learn. Why work for this organisation?

You will be joining a department which scored a trust rating of 78% from their recent Great Places to Work survey, with 88% of their staff also saying that they had been put them first during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Being part of a large association means that you have the opportunity of career progression throughout the organisation. Many of their employees move to positions across other parts of the business such as customer service, human resources or housing. So, joining them means that you are joining a company that offers a range of career development opportunities.
You will be employed by an organisation that has achieved a Gold Investors in People Award In addition to this the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits, including:

£50,000 per year salary
24 days annual leave increasing to 29 days after 3 years continuous service
Excellent Pension scheme and non-contributory life assurance
Season ticket loan
Annual performance related bonus scheme
One off spot bonuses. The number of one of spot bonuses you can receive in one year is unlimited. If you go out of your way to embed our values, we will reward you.
Advantage Discount Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme Up for the challenge?

If you are interested in this role, have the experience required and share our values we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply today or contact Kim Baker, ENS Recruitment, Westcliff, Essex