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Registered Manager – Forfar/Dundee Service

Full Time

Registered Manager – Forfar/Dundee Service

Vacancy Reference: 5710

Full Time – 37 Hours per week

Salary Scale: £27,629.00 – £31, 817.00

Sense Scotland is looking for highly motivated and reliable individual who will assume overall responsibility for the organisation and management of our Housing Support services in Dundee and Angus.  You must be a resilient manager, able to demonstrate robust skills in leadership, decision making, multi-tasking and communication alongside an understanding, and experience, of supporting individuals who have complex needs.  You will be required to work across two office bases in Dundee and Forfar, Angus.

The Service

The team currently support 11 individuals who have a learning disability, autism, physical disability or a sensory impairment. Each person has their own tenancy and are supported by staff who want to make a positive impact on people’s lives You will lead the team within your branch to deliver outcome based support within their own homes and community; ensuring the standards set by the Care inspectorate are reflected in the service as a whole. In addition you will work closely with all stakeholders and colleagues to ensure that the quality in these services continues to remain high and consistent.

As a senior staff member, you will be required to contribute to the organisational strategic plan and ensure this is reflected in the performance in your service.

If you would like to be part of an organisation that will provide you with a rewarding career in social care, gaining a wealth of experience and access to a vast range of learning and development opportunities, if you want to be challenged, engaged and supported to reach your maximum potential and help us achieve our goal of becoming the provider of choice for care and support in Scotland then apply now.

Successful Applicants must:

  • Hold SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 8/9 (or other speciality recognised by the SSSC for registration purposes)
  • Hold an award in management that is certificated at or above SCQF Level 8 or above e.g. SVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services 4
  • Be able to gain registration with the SSSC within the timescale required
  • Be able to register with the Care Inspectorate as the named Registered Manager for the service
  • Have practical experience working directly with people with complex support needs
  • Have a working knowledge of current statutory requirements, Health and Social Care standards, registration requirements and the SSSC Codes of Practice
  • Be able to give clear and concise verbal and written reports
  • Be able to work to deadlines and targets and to solve problems and think creatively
  • Be able to manage, motivate and support staff teams on an ongoing basis and through periods of change
  • Have experience in developing and maintaining a staffing rota that reflects the needs of the people supported and contractual obligations
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability and knowledge of management strategies
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to manage an agreed budget
  • Be able to assess and manage risk
  • Have a practical understanding of safer recruitment practices
  • Have experience of using quality monitoring tools
  • Have the ability to understand complex information and act on it
  • Be able to respond to concerns and complaints from families and external agencies
  • Be available to work flexible hours and provide on call support when required, including evenings, weekends, public holidays. (On-call is shared and pre-planned)
  • Be able to communicate through signing (desirable)
  • Possess IT skills
  • Hold a full driving licence (essential)

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that individuals are assessed appropriately and that resources are available to staff
  • Ensuring that individuals’ outcome based support plans are in place, that they reflect assessed needs, are implemented into practice and regularly reviewed and updated to reflect day to day changes
  • Maintaining staffing rotas considering peoples’ needs and preferences any ensuring the effective deployment of staff to provide the optimum use of staff skills and knowledge
  • Compliance with organisational policies and procedures and all legal requirements and agreed standards for the service including; Staffing, training, whistle-blowing and managing risk;
  • Ensuring proper record-keeping
  • Staff supervision and appraisal
  • Ensuring that people supported in the service, their parents, carers and staff have the opportunity to contribute as appropriate to the evaluation of the service, and that they are involved in setting and achieving clear goals aimed at improving the service.  Also, that reports outlining the performance of the service are made available to all stakeholders
  • Maintaining records required in statute and by the Care Inspectorate, the purchaser and Sense Scotland in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act
  • Ensuring that Sense Scotland core values, the principles of the National Health and Social Care Standards and the SSSC Codes of Practice are reflected within the service
  • Carrying out a process of regular audit to ensure that all staff have access to all mandatory and service specific training within the agreed time scales

Values and Commitment

Our vision is for the people we work with to live meaningful and independent lives in a world which supports them to achieve their own ambitions.

We work to and are committed to our Core Values. These values are derived from our partnership with families. These enshrine the organisation’s ethos and guide the actions of all staff.  Sense Scotland’s values in practice mean we will:

  • To be open and honest
  • To recognise individual worth
  • To build relationships through trust
  • To act on the basis of individual aspirations and needs
  • To be accountable for our actions

Our service can offer exciting opportunities and a good career path for the right individual. Access to extensive face to face and online training as well as team development will be offered.  In return we will need you to be motivated, a good team player, sensitive to the needs of individuals, families and colleagues and come with a positive can do attitude, with a sensible approach to keeping people safe. A willingness to learn and a positive approach to making every day count in the work that we do is essential.


Sense Scotland offers an extensive range of employee benefits including; Ongoing training and development, generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefit and Perkbox membership.

To apply, download the Application Form then Email quoting reference: 5710 

Please note: full application form must be submitted.

  • Date Posted: Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Expiration date: February 22, 2019
  • Location: Forfar and Dundee
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