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Team Manager – Albert Cottages (Fixed Term Contract – 6 Months)

Key Information

Job Ref
Job Type
Temporary - Fixed term
Closing Date
27th January 2022
Albert Cottages, E1
£32,257 per annum
Contract Hours


We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Team Manager with experience of working with adults with a learning disability and/or autism to manage our supported living services in Tower Hamlets. People we support live in their own flats, with sleep in support available to the 7 flats at Albert Cottages

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your managerial skills in a temporary role

About the role

  • You will be required to build and maintain strong relationships and partnership approaches with people we support, families and involved professionals and stakeholders.
  • You will develop and support the staff team to deliver high quality and personalised support
  • You will be responsible for ensuring support is delivered innovatively, flexibly and on a person centred basis to meet the needs and outcomes of the people supported.
  • You will be responsible for delivering the services within budget and within expected performance indicators including delivering on outcomes for the people supported
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the services are safe, effective, caring, well led, responsive and managed to meet CQC essential standards to a minimum of good service and with aim of achievement of outstanding.

About You

You will have experience of working in a similar setting. Ideally you will have as a minimum

  • 3 years’ experience of delivering person centred support to people with a learning disability/autism
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a management role
  • You will be an excellent communicator, liaising effectively with key stakeholders including the multi-disciplinary and health professionals, family carers and people we support.
  • You will have some experience of staff management and the ability to lead and motivate the team, ensuring staff are appropriately trained. You will be visible in the service and strive to model best practice and inspire support workers.
  • The ability to deliver creative and flexible services that make a positive difference to people’s lives, in accordance with individual support plans, the service specification and CQC requirements
  • You will be organised and have an eye for detail which ensures a consistent, transparent and professional services that people we support and professionals can depend on.
  • You will be able to easily interpret and apply policy into practice, including principles and practices of safeguarding adults at risk, budget management, Mental Capacity Act.
  • Leading by example, you will uphold the rights of people we support to be involved at all levels of decision making.
  • You will share our values and passion to engage, enable and empower people with learning disabilities or autism to lead the lives they want.
  • Knowledge of managing a budget is desirable

Employee Benefits

Outward has a comprehensive selection of benefits including:

  • 25 days Annual Leave excluding 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
  • 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)
  • Blue Light Card

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.

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.

As per Government Policy, all health and social care workers (and volunteers) who have face-to-face contact with patients and service users must provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. ‘double-jabbed’).

How to Apply

If you think you have the necessary skills and the right attitude please complete an Application form telling us about your experience on our Recruitment Portal by following the link below:

Closing Date for all Applications is 07/02/2022

Interviews will be held w/c: 31/1/22

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