Assistant Area Manager
£34,859 per annum
Full-time contract (37.5 hours per week)
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who to play a lead role in the management and development of mirus Supported Living Services in Swansea.
You will play a lead role in developing an asset based, community focused and creative approach to the support services we provide; championing innovation to maximise people’s independence, choice and control.
You will work closely with the Area Manager to ensure we enable the people we support to lead happy and healthy lives as active members of their local communities.
You will play a lead role in ensuring mirus is a great place to work; supporting and developing our local teams to learn new skills and achieve best practice.
You will ensure all mirus support services in Swansea provide high quality, person centred support; meeting all organisational, regulatory and commissioning performance standards.
mirus has grown significantly in Swansea over the past two years; this is a great opportunity to join a new a dynamic team, leading the achievement of our ambitious plans for the future.
Skills and Experience
Responsible – Uphold the highest levels of integrity, lead by example, be courageous in raising concern
Empowering – Strive for excellence, drive hard to achieve, learn from experiences
Agile – Anticipate business needs, continuous process improvement, be flexible whilst maintain high standards
Pioneering – Being constantly curious, be bold in challenging the status quo, support a culture of openness
Collaborative – Operate by sharing best practice and following standard practices and processes
Planning and organising – Organises and schedules events, activities and resources within a plan and clear timescales. Files and information are kept readily available.
Specialist knowledge – Understands technical aspects of the work and continually maintains or improves technical knowledge.
Problem solving and analysis – Works cross-functionally to solve problems and provide meaningful and accurate analysis.
Action orientation – Demonstrates an understanding of priorities of the role and reliably meets the deadlines of these priorities. Takes initiative and empowers action.
Oral & Written Communication – Can both speak and write effectively to provide clear narrative to both individuals and groups and actively listens to what people say.
QCF 5 / Registered Managers Award or equivalent in Health & Social Care
Knowledge and working understanding of concepts, principles and legislation involved in developing, improving and implementing Quality Assurance Frameworks.
At least 2 years experience of developing and delivering Person Centred/Citizen Directed Services.
Experience of leading the achievement of individual outcomes through a positive risk taking approach
At least 2 years experience of managing people
Experience of managing financial and human resources
Experience of implementing formal safeguarding processes i.e. POVA, Grievances, Complaints, Risk.
Experience of leading, developing and managing key relationships with commissioners, funders and partner agencies.
Ability to manage the performance of teams and individuals to create a person centred culture
Ability to develop and implement work-plans with a clear vision and accountability structure.
The ability to contribute to the development of business proposals, tenders, bids and grant applications.
Ability to lead, coordinate and facilitate meetings in a variety of settings
Ability to use person centred thinking tools and approaches to support individual choice and control
Promote choice, well-being and the protection of all individuals
Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of self and others
Ability to contribute to the development of organisational policy and practice
Ability to conduct and manage risk to promote independence for people supported and workplace risks assessments.
Ability to contribute to the coordination of workforce plans
The ability to implement quality assurance systems and frameworks and ensure improvements where required.
To hold a strong values base that reflects:
· Respect and dignity
· Pride and passion
· Creativity and learning
· Co-working and engaging (focus on what matters)
Demonstrates ability to work independently and equally well with others
A natural connector who can build community assets
To be available to work flexibly and participate in an out of hours/on call service on a rotational basis
Additional Management Qualification
Possess a current driving licence and have use of a car to meet the requirements of the post
If you would like any further information on the role, please contact the Recruitment Team
Reference ID: AAM/Swansea
Application Deadline: 24/02/2021
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £34,859.00 per year
Managing: 1 year (Preferred)
Driving License (Preferred)