Assistant Locality Manager

09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time


This is an excellent opportunity to take the first step on the management ladder within a company which has a proven track record of offering excellent career progression to ambitious, hardworking individuals. By joining us as an Assistant Locality Manager you will provide day to day support to the Locality Manager, splitting your time within the office and within a number of services. You must be willing to travel within the Farnborough and Fleet areas and have access to your own car.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Our approach of support `Activate’ puts decision making closer to people we support by setting personalised and challenging goals with them, their families, and their staff. Our approach will involve teaching new skills and enabling people to try new experiences, which our research has proven is how measurable improvements in quality of life for people and their support teams can best be delivered. This model is proven to achieve an increase in active support and meaningful activity for people, a reduction in challenging behaviour and an increase in staff satisfaction. Over 60% of staff working with the `Activate’ model reported an increase in the quality of their working life.

What you can expect from an Assistant Locality Manager role:

Your duties will include

  • supporting your Locality Manager to guide, motivate and encourage your staff to provide a quality service in line with organisational values, policies and practices.
  • working with relatives and outside agencies, including health professionals, social workers and advocates, to meet the needs of the people we support.
  • establishing and monitoring service budgets.
  • managing person-centred rotas and the recruitment of new staff.
  • leading by example and being a positive role model for your team.

The role involves direct support, meaning you will split your time between supporting people and working in the office.

About you

We're looking for someone who:

  • has experience of working with people with a wide range of needs, for example autism and complex learning disabilities
  • is able to prioritise workload, manage their own time, delegate tasks and meet deadlines.
  • has up to date knowledge of the personalisation agenda and can provide Active Support.
  • can develop positive working relationships with Dimensions - including the people we support, their families, internal colleagues and external agencies.
  • is willing to work towards a Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care/Leadership and Management for Care Services

Dimensions pride ourselves on being a values based employer and require Lead Support Workers who share and can demonstrate our core values:

, helping people be the best they can be by:

  • Setting personalised and challenging goals.
  • Teaching new skills and encouraging new experiences.

being brave enough to make a difference

  • Challenging what you feel it not in the best interest of the person you are supporting
  • Championing what they want to achieve for themselves and helping to make it happen
  • Helping the people we support to explore new things and support them to realise what they can achieve.
  • To give confidence in reaching their goals and not be afraid of new challenges.
  • To inspire innovation and support the courage to be creative

being honest and fair in all the things we do

  • Communicate clearly, adapting what you say and how you say it so that it’s meaningful for the person you’re supporting
  • Exercise confidentiality when dealing with vulnerable adults, for example, financial and personal details

Partnership ,
working with other people to make a bigger difference

  • Willing to understanding the varying needs and requirements of people with disabilities
  • Develop positive working relationships with those involved with Dimensions - including those we support, families, carers, internal colleagues and external agencies
  • Ability to work as part of a team

treating everyone fairly and knowing that everyone’s voice is important

  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities for all
  • Treat all people with dignity and respect

The rewards

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer a sector leading benefits package, more details can be found in the Careers section of our website www.dimensions-uk. org/careers

Want to apply for this role?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please read the attached documents which provide additional information and click on the button below to complete the application process.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please call Monja Gregory on 07940 267271.

Dimensions are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. You will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the UK. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be covered by Dimensions.

We welcome applications from everyone and from all nationalities and value diversity in our workforce.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.