Support Manager

Affinity Trust
Leicester, UK
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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Please do note this a maternity leave contract starting in February 2021. This role will be covering two services one in LE3 and one in LE5.

About Us

At Affinity Trust all of the people we support have a learning disability but many have associated health needs, dementia, physical disabilities, profound and multiple learning disability, mental health needs or behaviours that may challenge. Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

Job Summary and Duties

On a daily basis Affinity Trust empower hundreds of people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.

We are looking for an experienced Support Manager (Service Managers or Care Managers) to join our team in February 2021 to oversee two services in Leicester supporting 10 individuals with learning disabilities who live within a supported living environment, for up to one year maternity cover.

You will be responsible for directly line managing a team leader and a team of support workers, by providing regular supervisions, appraisals and inductions, you will also be required to complete quality and compliance within the services. This will include regular finance audits, updating the people supported plans, risk assessments and completing person centred plans. The ability to plan and prioritise your workload is essential.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced manager (or held a previous managerial or supervisory role) within the social care sector. Highly organised and self-driven you will be able to work flexibly and hold a full UK driving licence as you may need to provide on-call support and assistance when required.

Successful candidates will also be required to demonstrate, through practice, how they will ensure that Affinity Trusts' values are upheld and how the staff teams are providing consistent and excellent support in line with these and how your values and practices can influence staff to be the best, by providing the best support to the people in the services.

Underpinning all of the above will be your knowledge of the sector and your values. You'll have completed, or be willing to work towards a Health and Social Care Diploma, Level 5 qualification.

Above all else you'll be patient, positive and have a good sense of humour!


As well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people's lives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package as follows:
  • 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service)*
  • Access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
  • Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)
  • Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)
  • Occupational Health support
  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual
  • Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Start date February 2021

*pro rata for part time staff

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.
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