Assistant Manager - Waterside

HP5 1QF, Chesham
£23,772 pa
09 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support.

We currently manage over 5,000 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £70 million and a development programme that will deliver around 300 new affordable homes each year.

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for an Assistant Manager at our scheme Waterside in Chesham.This is a shared supported living house which is home to five people aged between 43 and 63 years of age. Each service user has their own en-suite room and shares a communal room and garden. We are looking fora caring, enthusiastic person who enjoys helping others and seeing the difference their support can make to enable individuals to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Your role as an Assistant Manager will support the management team to ensure the home runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis and you will be involved in moving the service forward and developing new ideas. You will help provide supervision, coaching and support and take a hands on approach to care and support management.

About You

You will be passionate and driven with the desire to provide high quality, person centred services. You will have experience in the delivery of care and/or support services to vulnerable adults and will ideally have experience of supervising staff.

We are looking for passionate people who with a `can-do` attitude who are driven by the desire to make a difference and who have the ability to recognise the wishes and needs of vulnerable adults and communicate effectively using different methods according to people`s needs. This is a fantastic development opportunity for anyone aspiring to be a Scheme Manager.

You will need to be able to work shifts as part of a rota system which will include weekend and bank holiday working. You must be able to work as part of a team to deliver an excellent service to the people we support and be flexible in your approach to work. You will have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting people with learning disabilities.

All applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence.

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, rising with service, plus statutory bank holidays

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • 45 pence per mile mileage for the first 5,000 miles

  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary

  • Comprehensive training and development support with the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification

  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance


How to Apply

To apply for the position of Assistant Manager please visit and complete an online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 25th February2018

Interview date: Thursday 8th March 2018

Hightown is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Successful candidates will need to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, together with any other relevant recruitment checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.