Job details

Deputy Manager
Milton Keynes

Job reference: 001779

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date: 20/02/2022

Salary: £22,500

Employment type: Full-time

Are you ready for the next step in your social care career? Join us as Deputy Manager at an established lifelong learning service in Milton Keynes.

We offer an excellent career path here at MacIntyre, with many of our senior management team starting out as support workers. If you've worked with people who have a learning disability and/ or autism then this deputy manager role could fast-track your career.

The service

Our lifelong learning service offers a variety of activities and opportunities for adults with a learning disability and/ or autism to gain new skills, have new experiences and develop their independence. Activities include supported employment, independent living skills, arts and crafts, sports and healthy lifestyles, cookery, drama, music, dancing, and horticulture; the list is endless!

Our ultimate goal is to ensure every individual has a seamless transition between their support at home and their daytime activities, facilitating the use of skills gained from both settings. Whether it's by improving communication, maximising independence, encouraging participation or developing relationships, the support we provide is centred around celebrating each individual's gifts, talents and contributions.

Above all we value each person as an individual and try to ensure they receive a service that makes sense to them.

The role

You will work closely with the service manager and senior practitioners to oversee the smooth running and delivery of our personalised adult services, ensuring outstanding delivery of support in line with our vision; for all people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them.

The role is varied with each day being different. Day-to-day you will be managing rotas, mentoring staff to realise any potential training/coaching opportunities, liaising with families and overseeing the smooth operation of a large and widespread service.  You will provide a link to the senior leadership team, producing management information and reports and will understand the intricacies and challenges of the sector.

You will be working closely with the people we support, families and internal/external specialist services and be able to actively promote MacIntyre and further develop community links. Most importantly, you will put the people who are supported by MacIntyre at the heart of everything you do.

The current situation has created a crossroads for our day service provisions and we are keen to move these forward in new and exciting ways.  As deputy manager, you will work closely with staff to see what that will look like and gather ideas and practical considerations to model the service as we emerge from current restrictions.

This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours a week, with some degree of flexibility expected for evening and weekend working. As Deputy, you will take your turn to cover an on-call rota for the area (approximately one week in ten).

About you

Ideally, you will have already worked as a team leader, senior support worker or in a similar supervisory role within a social care setting and have an understanding of how to manage a team successfully.

As deputy manager, you will be someone who can see the bigger picture and have the visionary skill to be able to help develop the service further.

You will need to be flexible and organised, with a positive approach. Attention to detail and good Microsoft Word and Excel skills would also be beneficial.

You must be a driver, as you will be driving service vehicles as well as your own transport.

This is an exciting opportunity that has the potential to grow with you as you develop within MacIntyre.

About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since.

We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)  

Training and Development

At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.

But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Area Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

We will get back to you whether or not you have been shortlisted successfully.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

COVID-19 Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

Additionally, please be aware that this advertisement is for a post where CQC-regulated activity takes place and therefore by law successful applicants will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless clinically exempt. 


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