Extra Care Manager
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate Extra Care Manager to join Community Gateway (CG), a tenant led mutual housing association based in Preston. The Extra Care Manager will champion the principles of Independent Living ensuring our customers receive the support they need to live in their own homes as well as promoting the Gateway Model and mutuality within our organisation and our communities.
Summary of the role…
You will lead a small team to provide efficient and effective operational management across CG’s Extra Care and Supported Accommodation schemes. You will be joining us at an exciting time, as we are approaching the opening of our first, state of the art Extra Care Scheme. Your role will be instrumental in its success and will provide you with a great opportunity to shape a positive and supportive culture within this service.
You will work closely with our tenants, a range of service providers and contractors to ensure that a quality service is delivered, helping to improve the quality of life for residents and promoting independence. In addition, through the introduction of a varied range of activities you will ensure that the service promotes wellbeing and impacts positively on reducing isolation and loneliness.
This role also involves ensuring compliance with relevant Health & Safety and Safeguarding legislation, developing and implementing policies, procedures and processes and effectively managing budgets as required, ensuring value for money.
We are looking for an engaging leader who contributes to team spirit and the delivery of corporate objectives, ensuring that we have a positive reputation and strong local impact. The post holder will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of services for older people in the wider community and excellent knowledge of safeguarding responsibilities.
We are seeking an individual who has experience of management within Extra Care housing, with a proven track record of achieving outstanding results. You will have a passionate commitment to the welfare and engagement of others, alongside the ability to develop and maintain excellent links with the wider community and partner agencies. You will have a real passion for customer involvement and be able to collaborate with a range of diverse individuals. Your personal skills will be second to none and you will be an exemplar in inclusivity and enabling others to maximise their contribution.
Occasional evening and weekend work is a requirement of this post. Access to a car with business insurance cover and a full driving license are essential. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required.
For starters you will be working for a great organisation that truly cares about our special team of people. As well as a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement, we offer impressive office facilities and wellbeing services. We also provide a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme, free parking, birthday leave and cycle to work scheme.
Community Gateway is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, we promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. All applicants who meet the minimum criteria and who have a disability will be interviewed.
This is a fantastic opportunity to lead our independent living agenda into the future. If you feel this exciting challenge could be for you and you are ready to play a leading role in our organisation, we want to know all about you.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 2 May 2019 at midnight
Proposed Interviews/Assessments: Week commencing 13th May 2019
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