Area Manager - Learning Disability Service

Location: Chelmsford Day Service - Learning Disabilities

Closing Date: 02 July 2021

Salary: £42,330.00 - £50,000

Specific Hours: 37 hours per week

Area Manager - Learning Disability Service

Salary:     £42,330 - £50,000
Location:  Chelmsford, with travel required around Mid Essex

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Can you support a developing service within Social Care?

ECL’s vision is to be the supplier of choice for Adult Health and Social Care, this is an exciting time within ECL to support, drive and develop our new ECC contract.

The Area Manager is a highly visible role responsible for the delivery of specific services/projects within an area of Essex.

The role requires vision, strong management skills and experience to support and coordinate the integration of ECL services and to ensure the development of community support services for the future.

Training, skills and proven knowledge is required around profound, multiple learning disabilities, complex needs and autism or proven knowledge and experience of community connecting with positive outcomes.

Within the role you will be expected to work with colleagues to identify ways of implementing a continuous improvement cycle and sharing best practice across the whole company.

The expectation is to be an exemplar role model for colleagues in terms of the values of ECL and exhibiting commercial behaviours

The post requires acting as a motivational role model to the Service Managers working across ECL Day Operations. Customers may include adults with long term health conditions, complex needs, autism, sensory impairments, learning disabilities and/or mental health conditions.

To support the Business manager in the implementation of an agreed programme of transformation and lead a team of operational managers to deliver services and grow the business in line with the organisations business targets for growth.

This requires networking and forge strong and productive partnerships both across the organisation and with external partners and commissioners is vital as well as supporting the Business Manager to implement key strategies for future business opportunities and growth.

This postholder will take the lead for reporting the service area to the support functions, so needs to be highly motivated and have the ability to problem solve, excellent IT and communication skills, will demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Requirements include:

  • Appropriate knowledge of applicable legislation including the Care Act 2014, relevant best practice and guidance, and understand the consequences of failing to take action on set requirements
  • Educated to minimum level 5 or equivalent
  • Appropriate technical knowledge, requires training in and experience of working with Profound multiple learning disabilities and complex needs, autism or proven knowledge and experience of community connecting
  • Proven people management experience
  • To show confidence, drive and enthusiasm with strong communications skills. Proven experience of stakeholder relationship management.

What else can we offer you?

  • 27 days holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays), rising with service
  • FREE DBS check (which is a requirement of this role)
  • Health Care Cash Plan (including reimbursement for dental, optical and chiropody plus much more)
  • Reimbursement of professional subscriptions
  • Ongoing Training & Career development
  • Annual Performance and Pay review
  • Contributory Pension Scheme. 
  • Real job satisfaction in an environment where your actions deliver tangible benefits to people’s lives

As this role requires travel around the communities within Essex, a car driver with their own vehicle is essential.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitable candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are proud to be part of the Disability Confident scheme which helps to employ, support and promote disabled people in the workplace.

If this sounds like a company you’d be proud to work for, why not apply today?

To view the full Job Description for this role, please click here.

Closing date: 2nd July 2021

Interviews:  5th July 2021

For informal enquiries, please contact Area Business Manager Karen Hales on 07717 867 232 | e.



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