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Day Care & Wellbeing Centre Manager

Age Concern Hampshire
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3 Mar 2021

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Age Concern Hampshire has an opportunity for a Day Care & Wellbeing Centre Manager to join our team based at Ringwood Day Care & Wellbeing Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood (and to support at Gore Grange Day Care & Wellbeing Centre, Jowitt Drive, New Milton). You will join us on a full time, fixed termbasisfor 3 months and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,233.10 per annum.

Hours: 37 hours per week. Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

The Day Care & Wellbeing Centre Manage role:

- To maintain the smooth and effective running of The Ringwood Wellbeing & Day Care Centre for mentally and/or physically frail older people and support the Gore Grange Wellbeing & Day Care Centre.

- To plan, deliver and monitor day services in accordance with the service contract and ACH philosophy and policies.

- The management of financial and physical resources allocated to the Centre.

- The management and development of staff resources allocated to the Centre.

Duties and responsibilities of our Day Care & Wellbeing Centre Manager:

Service Provision:

- Plan, deliver and monitor wellbeing and day care services in accordance with service contracts.

- Plan, monitor and review care plans in accordance with Age Concern Hampshire policies and contractual specifications, including liaison with colleagues in other agencies, as required.

- Manage recruitment, deployment, training and support to staff and volunteers.

- Ensure clear and effective communication with clients, carers and all relevant agencies.

- Ensure that Charity Log is updated with all client interaction.

- To deal with referrals, and to carry out assessments of prospective Day Care Service Users.

- Ensure a full and enjoyable programme of wellbeing activities for the needs of the vulnerable older people.

- Ensure adequate personal care of Service Users at the Day Care Centre and whilst travelling to and from it.

Finance & Administration:

- Provide supervision and training to the Assistant Manager to cover aspects of the Manager's role.

- Manage spending in accordance with needs and within the allocated budget.

- To support the raising of spot purchase invoices in line with contract requirements.

- To maintain appropriate administrative and financial records for the Centre as required by Age Concern Hampshire.


- To ensure the highest standards of upkeep and maintenance of the Centre liaising with landlords or overall centre management where appropriate.

- To act as Safety Officer for the Centre and undertake & review risk assessments.

Qualifications and experience we are looking for in our Day Care & Wellbeing Centre Manager:

- Minimum qualification of NVQ3, or equivalent, in Care.

- Evidence of continuous professional development.

- Experience of Quality Management.

- Experience of Budget Management.

- Experience of working with volunteers.

- Experience of supporting those with the symptoms of dementia.

- Experience of working with older people in a day care setting.

- Experience of supervision and commitment to staff care and development.

- Awareness of Community Care legislation, its role in maintaining Service Users at home and the contribution of individual services to a care package.

Skills and qualities we are looking for in our Day Care & Wellbeing Centre Manager:

- Ability to plan, deliver and monitor high quality day care of older people.

- Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing with Service Users, Carers and professionals.

- Ability to supervise and motivate a team of staff.

- Ability to organise work load effectively.

- IT literate with sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

- Ability to empathise with older people, with an interest in their welfare.

- Flexible approach to work to adapt to changing work demands and to support priorities of the charity.

- A flexible approach to working hours is essential to cover for staff or volunteer absences when necessary.

- To be able to commit to the Organisation's strategic objective and values, and be an ambassador for Age Concern Hampshire in all activities.

- Understanding and commitment to equal opportunity legislation and policy.

- A current driving licence, with a vehicle insured for Business use and a willingness to travel around the county when required.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience required to become our Day Care & Wellbeing Centre Manager, please click 'apply' today. We would love to hear from you!

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
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