Respite Team Manager

Are you looking for a new challenge or want to do a rewarding management role? Then LDN London has the job for you!

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Entries must be submitted before: 5:00pm on Wednesday 29 March 2023 - Ref: 587

Who we are:

LDN London is an award-winning charity with nearly 60 years’ experience of supporting people with learning disabilities to stay healthy, be safe and live well.

We currently have a vacancy for a Respite Team Manager to join our respite services covering Westminster and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC).

The respite services offer crisis and planned stays to adults with learning disabilities in RBKC and Westminster. The Respite Service Manager and Team manager are responsible for offering a creative and flexible response to ever changing complex demands which include meeting guest’s needs within the environment and staff skills. We require an experienced manager to help run this service.

About the role:

We require an experienced, dedicated and skilled Respite Team Manager who wants to work in a challenging, rewarding and exciting service. The role will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your potential, learn new skills and make a real and positive change to the lives of the people who use respite and their families and carers.  Some of the challenges include regular and short notice changeover of people they support often under crisis themselves, supporting new and emerging needs and providing specialist support to those with behaviours of concern.

Applicants will need to have experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Autism or PMLD (profound & multiple disabilities).  The successful applicant will be working in partnership with our services users, families, professionals and other organisations; therefore, you must be highly organised with strong communication skills.

The Respite Team Manager will also work closely with the Respite Service Manager, deputising in their absence and working closely with the management team at Kingsbridge Road (RBKC) and Alison House (Westminster).

You will be at the forefront of our services and need to promote LDN London’s core values, with a passion for supporting and caring, as well as the drive and energy to raise standards of support and service delivery. 

About you:

The ideal candidate will be a well organised person with the ability to deliver successful outcomes for our service users. You will be confident networker and relationship builder with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

The successful candidate should:

  • be computer literate
  • be able to work alternate weekends
  • be able to work ‘hands on’ with your team
  • have experience working with people with learning disabilities
  • have, or are working towards, RMA/LMC, Health and Social Care NVQ4/ QCF 5 or equivalent
  • have or be willing to work towards qualifications with respect of Positive Behaviour Support such as Bild PBS BTEC or Proact Scipr trainer as examples
  • Respite experience is desirable but not essential 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge!

Why join us:

We offer continuing opportunities for learning and development together with regular supervisions and support for all our staff.

  • Up to 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Family friendly policies and personal/professional development packages.

How to Apply:

To apply please complete the online application form using this link:

Please ensure that you select ‘Respite Team Manager’ on the online form. 

Note: all successful applicants will be DBS checked and must be able to provide employment or professional references covering the last three years.

LDN London is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and welcomes applications from all groups 

Closing date:               5:00pm on Wednesday 29 March 2023 

Please note that we receive a high number of applications.  If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then you have not been shortlisted for the role.

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£34,000 per annum
Westminster and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Full-time 37.5 hours per week off shift but working alongside shift times including earlies, nights, weekends and lates

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