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Deputy Manager - Learning Disability

Job details
Posting date: 11 June 2024
Salary: £28,947 to £28,947 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 30 June 2024
Location: Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Linkage Community Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference:


Position: Deputy Manager – Learning Disability – Supported Living

Salary: £28,947

Hours: 43.75PW

Contract: Permanent (52 weeks)

Location: Mablethorpe

Benefits of working for Linkage:

· 6 weeks paid annual leave (including bank holidays)

· Health and wellbeing support including employment, financial and mental health via an employee assistance programme.

· Eligibility for a Blue Light Card (£4.99 for 2 years’ membership)

· Membership to the ‘Company Shop’ for discounted food and household products

· Linkage Lottery cash prizes

· Long Service bonus every 5 years

· Recommend a friend bonus - £100 for you and your friend if they are recruited, and another £100 for you once they have passed their probationary period.

· Contracted hours from day one

About the role:

This is an exciting role where you will have responsibility for organising the day to day running of support services as delegated by the Registered Manager.

You’ll demonstrate excellent organisation skills in order to successfully arrange cover on staff rotas.

The role will involve:

· Assisting and monitoring the people we support with their personal health and care needs

· Organising the day to day running of the Support Service

· Supporting staff members with training and supervisions

· Organising Staff Rotas to include cover for holidays and illness

· Working with the Registered Manager to meet the needs and wishes of the people we support

· Working with the Registered Manager to meet CQC Requirements

· Providing a caring environment following specific procedures as detailed in their care plan, whilst maintaining respect and dignity

· The administration and recording of medication as per the medication system

· Informing the manager of any significant developments and /or difficulties within the care setting

· Arranging and accompanying the people we support to doctors, dentists and some social appointments as necessary

About you:

· Must have line management experience - Minimum of Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification

· Expectation for alternate weekend working and some night shifts

· Must be supportive of the choices made by the people we support, innovative and enthusiastic

· Must have experience in facilitating meetings with supporting professionals

· Have a good understanding of the mental capacity assessments and best interest process

· Able to remain patient in challenging situations and have an understanding approach towards the needs of individuals with learning difficulties

· Flexible approach to meeting the needs of the people we support

· Willing to undertake personal care when required

· Good IT skills

· Willing to complete in-house training and basic induction

About Linkage:

Linkage Community Trust is a learning disabilities charity and a values based organisation. Our values are central to providing high quality, personalised and effective care, support and education to our clients and students.

· Independence

· Honesty

· Respect

· Teamwork

We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people with learning difficulties and disabilities, by supporting them to be all they can be. As an employer, we are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer

All applications for this vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions. You can initially apply by CV. Should you do this you will be asked to complete an application form for our safer recruitment process. Communication is undertaken via email, we advise you check your inbox and junk mail. Should you be offered a role you will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check. We welcome and value applications from all candidates who identify with our values and behaviours.

As an equal opportunities employer, Linkage Community Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Linkage.

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

Disability Confident
About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.