Supported Living Service Manager

Location: Walmer, Deal
Mongeham Way, Walmer, CT14 7IZ
Millers Road, Walmer, CT14 7FA

Hours of Work: Full-Time, 37 Hours per Week
Shift Pattern:
Monday to Friday
£29,222 per Annum


Empowerment. Inclusivity. Integrity


Full Job Description and Person Specification

What you can expect from us:

  • Fantastic paid training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in health and social care)
  • Paid DBS (we will recover the cost should your employment terminate for any reason, other than redundancy, before passing your probation)
  • Flexible work arrangements with opportunities to take on additional bank shifts too
  • 30 Days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays) / Pro rata dependent on hours. Annual leave entitlement increases with length of service
  • Nest Pension and Death in Service Benefit
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Programme and Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Aspens High Street Stores - 20% discount on all items for Aspens’ staff stores: Bexhill, Crowborough, Hampden Park, Paddock Wood, Seaford
  • Aspens Bluebell Cafe, Pembury - 20% discount on adults' main menu items and staff meal deal for a subsidized £3.50 (sandwich/soup/sausage roll with crisps or chocolate bar and a soft drink)
  • Refer a Friend scheme, so you can earn up to £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspens
  • Recognition schemes, including ‘Employee of the Month



About the Role:

At Aspens, we have over 100 years of experience in supporting people with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum as well as children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities or complex needs. We are here to provide practical and emotional support at all levels of independence, in everyday environments and in the community so that each member of our extended family is empowered to live the way they choose. In fact, our most powerful advances come from the people we support, because they tell us how it should be. 


We are currently recruiting for a Registered Service Manager initially for two new Supported living Homes (total of 8 beds across 2 sites), with scope for other services to be added in 2024, for adults with learning disabilities in Walmer (a town in the district of Dover). The successful candidate would be expected to obtain shared registration responsibility with CQC and would be supported to successfully complete this process. 


This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious Manager who would relish the opportunity for career development.  Aspens is growing and developing its services and the new Manager will be expected, alongside this role to oversee further new or existing service/s once established in the role.

You will be provided with full training and support in order to make a success of the role.


We are looking for someone who is energetic, hard-working and passionate about supporting others to lead our fantastic team of staff.


At Aspens we pride ourselves on the fact that our managers are hands on and dedicated to supporting their staff and those we support. Along with your everyday tasks, your life at named services could also include supporting the guys with activities such as baking, doing puzzles, making music, watching films and many other activities in the local community.


About You:


As Service Manager you will be expected to have previous management or leadership experience in the provision of supported living services. It is desirable that this experience is in combination with you having worked with those with Autism Spectrum Conditions but this is not essential.

You should, however, have well-formed knowledge of supporting individuals with learning disabilities and mental health issues, have a good understanding of CQC as applicable in supported living settings and knowledge of current legislation and other social care issues related to learning disabilities, mental capacity and depravation of liberty.

It is essential that you have had strong relationships with staff in your past roles and have the ability to manage staff training, assessments and supervisions.

You will need to hold a Level 5 Diploma or equivalent in Leadership and Management for Health and Social Care and preferably hold other care sector-related qualifications, however you will also be provided with a full induction and service specific training as part of your role.

Aspens is growing and developing its services and the new Manager will be expected, alongside this role to oversee other new service/s being developed in 2024.


How to Apply:

If you are friendly, dedicated and passionate about supporting others we would LOVE to speak to you!

Simply click ‘Apply now’ and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the role.


Any offer is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, which we will complete on your behalf if you don't already have one, and satisfactory employment references. We will consider job share and part time arrangements for all posts in line with the needs of the Charity.

Aspens Charities are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Aspens is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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