Job Title: Service Manager
Salary: £40,000 – £48,000
Gilbert Meher are currently working exclusively with an exciting, fast-growing provider of high-quality supported living services. The values of this forward-thinking organisation dictate that every one of their service users should have the opportunity to live in a community-based setting, while staff are still able to cater to their complex needs.
This care centred, private organisation strive to support individuals who would otherwise be in a secure hospital setting and help them transition into a more community-based environment. This will enable the highly skilled clinical team to provide a wide range of person centred care plans and in time to promote independence and community living. With beds in Mental Health hospitals not as available and the need for mental health services on the rise, the shift to supported Living is shaping the future of our vulnerable individuals. Due to significant growth within the company, they seek to recruit a number of services managers to head up various supported living facilities nationwide.
Working closely with the local CMHT teams you will ensure that service users receive the level of support that is required without compromising on quality. You will have overall responsibility for the desired service including management of all clinical staff. Reporting into the Regional Director you will lead, supervise and motivate your team to ensure the highest quality of care and support is delivered. You will ensure all members of staff are compliant with CQC regulations and oversee all training practices. You will take the lead on recruitment and have full P&L responsibility for the service while developing and maintaining strong relationships with residents and their families.
This is an excellent opportunity for those looking for the next step in their career. Having sole responsibility for one service this role provides you with the opportunity to mentor the experienced and friendly staff. Most of the senior management team have progressed within the organisation from service manager level. This makes career development and the opportunity for progression of key importance.
Over the next 12 to 18 months the organisation has ambitious plans to grow by 400% with the development of around 50 new services across the company. To help continue this growth they are require strong and ambitious Service Managers to help them achieve their aspirations.
- 12 to 18 months experience in a managerial role within Health and Social Care
- Nursing or OT qualification, or NVQ Level 5
- Excellent communication skills
- Good organisational and planning skills
- Extensive experience of working with individuals with mental health issues and/or learning disabilities
- Strong knowledge of CQC regulatory standards
- Experience of managing a budget