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Area Manager
Learning Disabilities | 1 N17 |£23.48 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | Permanent | Job Ref: BD8088 | Posted: 15/06/2022

Central is currently recruiting for a permanent Area Manager to work across three services in the Islington and North East London area. The Area Manager will assist two other Area Managers to provide leadership for managers of the Outreach and Supported Living Services for people with learning disabilities (low-moderate support needs) and Young people's supported housing services (Care leavers 16y+).

The successful candidate will be required to work 38 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, covering shifts between 9AM - 5PM. The pay rate for this role is £40,519 per annum.

Please note, this role involves hybrid working. You will be based at the Head Office in Islington and be expected to travel to other services across North East London (mainly in Hackney, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets). There is some flexibility to work from home up to two days a week.

In this position, you will be required to:
- Provide line management to 4 - 5 Team Managers and to support Managers and their Teams to continually develop and improve their services to deliver personalised outcomes and provide value for money
- Take a lead role in keeping up to date with best practice, updating other members of the senior management team
- Support the growth of the care and support department by identifying new business opportunities and to develop and implement these.
- Work with and support the Quality team to manage and develop existing services to meet the KPI's and contractual requirements. To put in place corrective actions where quality is not being achieved.
- Work with and support the Directors to manage and develop existing services; deliver Support and Care business plans and strategies; set up and establish new services and remove services which are no longer strategically viable or those lost to other organisations
- Develop a flexible management approach across services to ensure high quality management cover for services at all times including managers working weekends and covering on call during the evenings and overnight.
- Work with the Director to take a lead role in stakeholder management as directed. Build strong, supportive and trusting relationships with commissioners.
- Work closely with HR and your managers to support the effective performance, retention, and attraction of good quality staff for your areas.
- Take accountable oversight of budgets for all services within your area
- Take on the role safeguarding lead (children and young people) and keep up to date with relevant legislation relating to children and young people in care
- Participate in the Senior on call rota

To apply for this role, you must have:
- Experience working with Learning Disabilities and Young People in a management role with the ability to coach, develop and support staff
- Demonstrable understanding of the specific needs of vulnerable persons
- Proven track record of managing high quality support services (substantial front line management experience or experience of managing a group of services).
- Demonstrate a good understanding of the difference in regulation, funding and legal framework for registered care services, supported housing and outreach services.
- Proven track record of effectively managing change within services
- Good knowledge and experience of working within a regulatory and public policy framework
- Demonstrable understanding of the importance of monitoring quality and performance.
- Astute financial management skills, including complex budget analysis, setting, pricing and remodelling of services
- Ability to identify and appropriately respond to strategic risks.

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, as appointed candidates are expected to start as soon as possible following successful interview.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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