Deputy Manager
Ref: CYG06782


  • Location
  • Cygnet Gables - 262 Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 0ER
  • Salary
  • £27,000pa
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 17/10/2019
  • Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care.

    Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 8800 employees empower 3000 individuals across 140 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

    We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

    Cygnet Gables:
    Gables is a 7 bed specialist residential home for adults with learning disabilities, associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. The home provides a longer term placement for people who require a supportive home, with round the clock care.

    There are seven bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. The bedrooms are furnished to a high standard. Residents at Gables are encouraged to personalise their bedroom to their own taste. There are spacious communal living and dining rooms for residents to use as well as a garden with outdoor seating.

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    In this role:

    Experience in being a team leader in a service that support people with Autism and learning disability. Management of challenging behaviour. A knowledge of BSL will be an added advantage but not essential .
    Reporting directly to the Service Manager, you will be responsible for contributing to the effective and efficient day to day leadership and management of the service
     Contribute to the achievement of the company aims, objectives and initiatives in a positive and cohesive manner, and as part of the management team.
    Work together with the multi-disciplinary teams, family members, local authorities and regulatory bodies.
    Ensure, through direct observation and supervision of others, full compliance with relevant regulatory and professional standards
    To deputise in the absence of the Manager

    So what qualifications and attributes do you need?

    We would welcome applicants who are proven leaders and have worked with varied stakeholders in the delivery of outstanding care
    NVQ Qualification in Social Care
    Previous management experience is essential

    If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to the team.

    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    33 days annual leave
    Fully paid training
    Paid DBS
    Free parking
    Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    Cycle to Work scheme
    Opportunities to progress and develop

    All successful applicants will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) in respect of regulated work with protected adults and regulated work with children. A PVG certificate contains all unspent and certain spent conviction information. It also contains any other non-conviction information that the police or other

    government bodies think is relevant. Disclosure Scotland continually monitor PVG scheme members' records for vetting information including criminal convictions that may affect their suitability to work with vulnerable groups.

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