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Deputy Housing and Care Manager

Job Introduction

This role is to contribute to the management of sustainable independent living with registered care services for elderly residents, in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations, and Abbeyfield’s mission and values.

Role Responsibility

Below is a summary of the role requirements:

Independent Living with Care Provision; contribute to leading the delivery of high quality independent living with care provision, meeting CQC, Housing and Quality requirements, and ensure residents are treated with respect and dignity, and lead fulfilling lives.

People; assist in the management and development of staff, ensuring engagement, capacity and capability.

Finances; support the Housing & Care Manager to meet pre-agreed budgetary targets.

Reputation; contribute to promoting the service so it sustains a good reputation in the local community.

Governance; help to manage risks, to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and policy, so that a safe environment for residents, staff and visitors is maintained.

Deputising: cover for the Housing & Care Manager during their absence to ensure smooth running of the service.

The Ideal Candidate

Ideally you’ll hold an NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care and be willing to work towards an NVQ/QCF Level 4/5.

Naturally you'll need experience working at a supervisory team leadership level in a similar (ideally elderly care) person centred care and support role, within a registered care setting.  You'll also have strong knowledge of and ability to apply the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 20, the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 and the Care Act 2014/15.

You will also have experience of managing teams; the ability to undertake effective recruitment, manage staff performance, apply formal disciplinary processes, and develop and retain talent.

For more details see the attached role profile.

Package Description

In addition to a competitive salary,  we have a highly attractive rewards and benefits package to attract and retain the best people:

Company Pension - The Abbeyfield Society will contribute an additional 4% of your salary into a pension fund. And if you wish to increase your contributions, we will match them, up to a maximum of 6%.

Annual Leave - 23 days, plus 8 bank and public holidays, totalling 31 days.

Occupational Sick Pay - a generous scheme to ensure that if you need to take time off due to illness, you will continue to enjoy financial security.

Discount Scheme - Shop ‘n’ Save allows you to save money at hundreds of high street retailers, supermarkets, restaurants and more. 

Discounted gym membership and insurance - Provided through our partners Aviva, you could save up to 15% on home, car and travel insurance, and up to 25% on gym membership.

Cycle to work scheme - an affordable way to purchase the equipment necessary to cycle to work, saving up to 40% on the high street value of your bike and accessories.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - provided by Care First, the EAP offers all employees a free personal support system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – just by picking up the phone.

About the Company

Independent Living is designed for active, self-reliant individuals. It allows our residents to live completely self-sufficient with communal hubs to socialise and connect with neighbours. At Abbeyfield we have a great selection of Independent Living apartments for older people across the UK.

Set in the picturesque outskirts of Silksworth, with far reaching views of the Tunstall Hills, Hope Bank View offers a modern, safe and lively environment for our residents to live.  Opened in 2017, this newly built complex has 75 one and two bedroom apartments, each beautifully decorated with modern features and facilities.

The Abbeyfield Society

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