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Support Manager - Wickham & Fareham

Job reference: HAM-FAR-SER-002953

Location: Fareham

Salary: £27,579.25 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week

Department: Services

Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week

Support Managers 

Location: Fareham & Wickham
Hours:   Full time 
Salary: £31,600.15 per annum, based on 37.5 hours per week. 

Advance is a highly reputable charitable organisation which specialise in Learning Disabilities and Mental Health throughout the UK, and we are excited to be recruiting for Support Managers to join our teams across the Fareham & Wickham area.

The right candidates will be driven and understands the importance of person-centred care and will be able to offer motivation to the team. Working with young adults in encouraging and teaching them life skills which will carry them into adult hood. The service can present it challenges but the rewards are enormous as you watch a young person flourish into the person they strive to be. 

About the Role

We are seeking highly motivated people to work with the Operations Managers in leading and directly line managing a support team, to deliver the highest quality of support that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of the individuals who draw on it. 

You will lead as an exemplary role model to achieve outstanding, personalised support, ensuring our customers are at heart of all we do, and their needs are met. Ensuring your team feel valued and supported, providing them with a full understanding of what is expected of them and giving them the skills and tools to undertake their role to the best of their abilities. 

Success in this role means that individuals get the highest quality support and live their best lives.  

For more information about this role please visit our website: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/advance/

About You

Experience of delivering high quality, personalised support within the Health and Social Care sector is essential, along with the ability to lead and motivate a team of people to deliver excellent, personalised support whilst maintaining a confident, professional, compassionate, and respectful outlook. 

Having achieved a minimum of a level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, including Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Care (or equivalent) or a commitment to undertake this qualification. 

You will need to possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 

To deliver the high-quality support both Advance and the people we support expect, this role requires you to work flexibly. This could include working some weekends, bank holidays, waking nights or sleep in duties, if required. 


Advance operate a span of control pay bands structure for the Support Manager salaries based on customer hours. We expect the Support Manager to work closely with the regional Business Development team to increase business.  Salaries and customer hours will be reviewed quarterly for any uplift and half yearly for any decrease in contracted hours.  The salary is £31,600.15 per annum.

A valid driver’s licence and access to own vehicle is preferable though not essential for this role.

For more information regarding this role, please see the attached job description and person specification for this role.

About Advance

Advance is a well-established, national, charitable organisation which provides support to thousands of adults across the UK with learning disabilities and mental health conditions living in the community.
Advance is very proud of the work they do and the difference they make to their customers' lives every day. They recognise that their people are their greatest asset, that’s why they invest in their training and development and enable them to gain industry-recognised qualifications and supporting them in realising their own career aspirations.

Advance is an equal opportunities employer who values its staff and the difference they make to their customers. There is no place for racism or discrimination of any kind in Advance. As an organisation, we will not tolerate it. We are committed to recruiting the best staff whatever their ethnicity, race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation may be. All newly appointed staff receive an induction, during which they will learn about our PRIDE values, our expectations of how they should treat our customers and our commitments in relation to how they will be treated as a member of staff.

Visit our website at www.advanceuk.org to learn more about how we partner with organisations to create employment opportunities for all.  

Benefits of working for Advance

  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • Being part of a progressive and dynamic team where you will meet new people and feel valued
  • A large range of employee benefits including flexible hours to fit around you and the needs of our customers; competitive rates of pay; reimbursement of mileage expenses and a free DBS; paid holiday of up to 30 days after five years continuous service, plus bank holidays per year (pro-rata for part-time employees); access to a lone-worker system to provide you with security when you need it; enrolment in a pension scheme with matched contributions above the statutory minimum; free, nationally recognised training linked to all aspects of the role; and staff discounts at over 250 high-street retailers including Marks and Spencer, Mothercare, Sainsbury’s, Apple and many more.

Advance is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing and the Care Quality Commission and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people they support.  You will be required to provide evidence of right to work. An Enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role.

Advance Housing & Support Ltd reserves the right to close this job once sufficient applications have been received.


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