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Deputy Care Home Manager

Job reference: 003582

Location: Bedfordshire

Closing date: 02/12/2021

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: £28,057.83 per annum

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

For more information on the role, please contact Gail Lawrence/Kim Hillier
Telephone: 01462 850022

​​​​​​​Type of service – Residential

Location – Clifton and Shefford

Salary information – £28,057.83 per annum

Working hours – 37.5 hours

A full UK driving licence is essential for this role.

Find your place with us and help change lives.

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

Join us as a manager with Hft and you’ll develop your social care career with one of the leading names in the sector. You’ll go to work each day knowing you can make a real difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities.

About the role
There’s no such thing as a typical day here. As a Deputy manager, you will be responsible for leading our residential care homes in
Clifton and Shefford, inspiring your team and putting the tools in place to ensure your services are safe, caring, effective and well led.  You will work closely with the Registered Care Home Manager to achieve this. This is a great opportunity to take on new responsibilities and build your management and leadership skills. 

You’ll be managing teams of people and using Hft’s unique, person-centred model to support adults with learning disabilities, enabling them to lead enjoyable, fulfilling lives. We give our managers significant accountability and opportunity. This is a key role and you’ll have a wide range of responsibilities across three different supported living services.

The Deputy Manager assists the Registered Manager in key areas of the day-to-day running of the residential care home deputising as directed in their absence. You will be responsible for the direct supervision and line management of support staff as required by the service.

Alongside the Registered Manager, you will be responsible and accountable for monitoring, maintaining and providing the highest standards of clinical and personal support and care support delivery, while promoting independence and choice to the people supported in the home.

As a senior member of the team, you will promote and lead good practice at all times and act as an exemplary role model and continue to be responsible for all duties set out in the Senior Support Worker or Support Worker job descriptions.

About you
This is a demanding role for someone who is ready to step up and take their leadership and management skills to the next level.

You will care about how you work in partnership with others, working closely with the people Hft supports and their families, along with your Hft colleagues, local authorities and other agencies.

You will speak out for the people we support, negotiating the best possible support contracts. You’ll have great scope to innovate, network and make the most of collaborative opportunities. You will also need experience of working with adults or children with learning disabilities, ideally with people with complex needs.

Experience of supervising and managing a team is essential.

You need to hold a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or above (or acceptable equivalent)

You need to hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (or acceptable equivalent) OR have the ability to achieve this within 18 months of appointment.

If you do not already have a relevant qualification in Health and Social Care, Hft will fully fund and provide training for you to obtain your Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management within the first 12-18 months of your employment.

​​​​​​​Please note, Government legislation is coming into force on 11th November, which states that all individuals working in registered care homes must be fully vaccinated.

This means that if you have not been vaccinated yet and are not medically exempt, you will need to be fully vaccinated by the 11th November 2021 as you will be operating in services which are Care Quality Commission registered.

If you have not had your first vaccine yet, you will need to allow for a minimum of 8 weeks between vaccinations before you are able to start working in our services.

If you are medically exempt, you are required to provide us with the relevant documentation stating this.

What we offer
The career development opportunities are excellent. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible. Your will receive a full induction.


  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a range of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out and also includes an Employee Assistance Programme with telephone and face-to-face support options
  • Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
  • Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff)
  • A contributory pension scheme and life assurance
  • Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 5 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning
  • Free DBS Check

Join us and help change lives.


Hft's usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.

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