Registered Care Home/ Service Manager (Learning Disabilities)

The Thomas More Project
Contract Type: 
Full Time
37.5 hours per week
Details of Role: 

Great opportunity for an energetic, inspiring leader to develop the staff team, develop and improve our care home and supported living services and to change lives.
This is an exciting time to join The Thomas More Project as we are working through ambitious and challenging objectives for the future which you will have scope to help shape.

It is an excellent opportunity to join our friendly charity as our Registered Manager/ Service Manager as the care home manager for adults with learning disabilities and our supported living service. We are looking for an ambitious manager who is passionate about ensuring the right support and care services to enable people with disabilities to flourish, and to lead the service from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.

Role: Registered Manager/ Service Manager
Accountable to: Project Director
Directly Responsible for: Deputy Manager, Senior Support Workers, some support workers
Indirectly Responsible for: Support Workers, Casual/Bank Staff, Cook
Functional reports: Housekeeper, Maintenance Person
Service location: Henleaze, Bristol or at other locations as may be required.

What’s in it for you?
• 30 days annual leave including bank holidays increasing to 31 days after 1 year and 32 days after 2 years
• 10 days paid sickness leave, 8 days discretionary leave (rolling 12-month period)
• Contributory pension
• Free meals when working at our care home site.
• Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development to widen your career prospects
• Plenty of free local street parking

About the role
In this key role you will have a wide range of responsibilities across all our services. It is a great opportunity to build on your management and leadership skills, and bring your energy, skills, ideas and knowledge to shape our present and future.

Leading the delivery of outstanding levels of care to the people we support in welcoming, caring, supportive, enabling, stimulating and safe environments by well trained, competent, motivated and excited employees which enables the people we support to flourish. You will lead and develop our staff team and support an open, honest, collaborative learning culture where staff can thrive. Proactive, ambitious and strategic, you will continually improve and develop our services, increasing sustainability and developing brand awareness. As part of the senior management team you will be involved in delivering the strategic direction of our services.

About you
You will be a team player, energetic and hardworking. You will be a good communicator and influencer. You will have a positive outlook and a sense of humour - a ‘glass half full rather than half empty’. You will be proud to hold responsibility for the wellbeing of the people we support and our team’s professional development. You will be passionate about offering the best possible services.

This demanding role will provide opportunity for growth and development for a manager. You will need a Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Level 5 or equivalent or be able to attain this within 12 months. You will need experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, ideally also with people with complex needs. You will be ambitious and driven, and have experience of working in registered care homes and be knowledgeable about fundamental standards and legislation. You'll have experience of managing services and leading teams ensuring high quality services

You’ll need to demonstrate you understand your legal responsibilities and know what to do to ensure a service is compliant. You will have business acumen, budget management experience and excellent communication skills. You will have marketing skills to promote and enhance the profile of the organisation both in person and via social media and our website.

You will build and maintain excellent relationships with the people we support and their families, visitors and others involved in their wellbeing. You will have strong partnership skills and be enthusiastic about networking and developing excellent relationships with staff and volunteers, board of trustees, local authorities and other agencies and funders and be able to innovate and collaborate to take advantage of opportunities. You will be an advocate for the people we support and able to negotiate the best possible support contracts.

As part of a small senior management team, you will be willing to embrace the breadth of the role which will involve great variety. You will be a skilled people manager recruiting, supporting and developing and retaining your staff team in an open, honest, collaborative, inclusive and fun work culture where staff can thrive. You will support staff to improve their performance and be adept at formal HR processes where required. You will be responsible for the overall management of health and safety for all people in our homes and services. You must also be a car owner with a full driving license.

No terminology in the advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and we confirm that we will gladly accept all individuals’ applications.

For an informal chat about the role please contact us. This will not form part of the assessment process.

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter by 4th January 2018.
Interviews will commence week beginning 8th January 2018
Please, no agencies or sales.

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 4 January, 2018 - 10:00
How to Apply: 

Please review Job Description and Person Specification and submit a CV and covering letter by 4th January 2018. 

Interviews will commence week starting 8th January 2018.

Contact Person: 
Liz Hancock
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
Postal Address: 
33 Fallodon Way, Henleaze, Bristol, BS9 4HX