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Deputy Manager

Key Information

Job Type
Closing Date
2nd August 2021
£26,881 per annum
Contract Hours


Are you passionate about supporting people with disabilities to live full lives and realise their ambitions?

Are you looking for an opportunity to move into a first level management role?

We are looking for a Deputy Manager to join our Bromley PMLD team and assist with managing a service for up to 4 residents living within a shared environment with needs including behaviours that challenge, Diabetes and Epilepsy. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our dedicated and caring staff team.

The Role

The role will involve a mixture of management/ administrative duties as well as some day to day support sessions with people we support including community access, daily living activities as well as social activities. The position will include some rota management, supervisions and appraisals of staff, reviewing of support plans and risk assessments, managing health and safety checks and maintenance reporting.

You will work closely with both the Support Co-ordinator and Registered Service Manager to inspire and motivate the team to provide a high quality service. You will assist in implementing current legislation and CQC requirements. Acting as a role model in the delivery of active support you will promote and maintain person centred approaches and inclusive community links to achieve positive outcomes with the people we support from the frontline staff team.

You will be expected to attend appointments with people we support and care reviews, record daily logs, administer medication, lead shifts and cover the rota where necessary.

Skills and Expertise

  • Share our values of enabling, empowering and engaging and implement these
  • Ability to supervise staff
  • Have experience of providing support to people with learning disabilities/ autism and or complex needs and or behaviours of concern
  • Effectively communicate with staff at all levels and with professionals and families external to the service as well as with the people we support using communication aids as required
  • Be confident in using your own initiative and deputising for the Manager
  • Have strong IT skills and able to manage own time and work under pressure
  • Creativity, motivation and enthusiasm to bring new ideas into the service and to implement these to shape the service as part of continuous improvement

About Outward

Outward has been providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people for over 40 years. Set up by parents of children with a disability looking for alternatives to institutional care. Our aim is to support people to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community, accept responsibilities and develop as individuals.

Outward is a registered charity and part of The Newlon Group. We are run by a group of committed volunteers – our Board of Trustees. We provide care and support services, mainly across north and east London, to support a range of vulnerable people towards improved choice and greater independence, including; those who have experienced street homelessness.


We value everything our staff do for the people we support, so we provide a great benefits package:

  • Flexible working hours that will give you the work life balance that is right for you
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • Computing Scheme
  • Credit Union Scheme
  • Cycle-to-Work Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Blue Light Card
  • Eye care Vouchers
  • Flu Jab Reimbursement
  • Long Service Awards
  • Pension Scheme
  • Purchase Additional Annual Leave
  • Refer-a-Friend Scheme
  • Retirements
  • Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)

How to Apply

If you think you meet the requirements of the role then please complete an application form detailing how by referring to the job description and person specification. This can be completed by clicking apply below

The closing date for all applications is 23:59pm on 2nd August 2021

Interviews will be held on 11th August 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. This will be fully subsidised by Outward.

Outward is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.