Temporary Assistant Service Manager - Yeovil

  • Job Reference: 00073102-1
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Yeovil, Somerset
  • Salary: £21,971
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Advert

We are looking for a Assistant Service Manager to join our Service based in Yeovil on a temporary and full time (37.5 hours a week)basis.   This position will be for 12 months.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to extend your knowledge, gain experience in a management role and have a good knowledge of how to positively support people with profound and multiple disabilities.

The role involves supporting the Service Manager to ensure a high-quality service is offered to the people living at our Services. This will include:

Making sure the team are actively engaged in positive outcomes for people living in the service.

Identifying activity and communication opportunities for people with profound learning disabilities, physical disabilities and sensory loss.

Supporting the team to promote and create positive behaviour routines with the people we support.

Supporting the service manager in implementing management processes, including finance, compliance, health & safety and the rota.

Developing team members through line management, coaching and mentoring.

Undertaking observations and assessment of team competence and compliance.

Ensuring that all individual plans and reports relating to people we support are completed, maintained and reviewed within agreed intervals to ensure compliance.

Collaborating proactively with health/social care professionals, family members and other relevant people to promote and achieve positive health and well being for the people we support.

Supporting people living in the service and team members to develop their skills and confidence in use of digital tools, including use of the service computer, assistive technology and communication tools.

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 - the Assistant Service Manager Induction will be offered. You will also receive training in using Officebase, The Managers assurance tool, finance processes and other management training provided by Learning & Development.

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 visitWe 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.

Job ID:    25138


As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme

Service-related sick pay when 6-month probation is completed

Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings.If you don’t join the Plan when you start, you will be auto enrolled after three months with us.

Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover and Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long-term sickness

Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months

Interest free season ticket loans

Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras

Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.

Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support

Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program

Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

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