Job details

Deputy Frontline Manager - Learning Disabilities
Milton Keynes

Job reference: 000553

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date: 31/01/2021

Salary: 21,703.28

Employment type: Full-time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new deputy manager position within our registered care service in Great Holm, Milton Keynes.

Are you ready for the next step of your career? Have you been waiting for the right opportunity to use your experience working within a learning disability service?

As a deputy manager, you will be part of a well-established staff team working within a large, busy service where no two days are the same.

You will work closely with the registered manager 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.

This MacIntyre service is home to 42 people of mixed ages and interests living in self-contained residential flats with communal areas for the residents to mingle.  
You'll take your turn working shifts on a rota, including days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins (approx 4 per month). Shift pattern is (early) 07:30 – 15:30, (late) 13:30 – 21:30, (sleep-in) 13:30 – 23:00 sleep in then 07:00 – 13:00 next day. 
This is an exciting opportunity that has potential to grow with you as you develop within MacIntyre.

As well as deputising for the Front Line Manager, you’ll be managing rotas, mentoring staff thus realising any potential training/coaching opportunities, liasing with families and overseeing the smooth operation of a large service. 

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. You will put the people who are supported by MacIntyre at the heart of everything you do.

What we need from you

You may have already worked as a team leader or a similar supervisory role, ideally within a registered care setting and have an understanding of how to manage a team successfully. 

Our Deputy Manager will be someone who can see the bigger picture and have the visionary skill to be able to help develop the service further.

You’ll understand the intricacies and challenges of the sector, including CQC standards. 

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 with a manual licence, as you will be driving service vehicles, together with your own transport. 

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.

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