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Assistant Manager (Supported Living)

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Autism West Midlands are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. We use our expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them. Our passionate, expert staff and volunteers work across all age groups and abilities, providing direct support.

Autism West Midlands are looking for a leader with a passion for delivering personalised support and a commitment to ensuring best outcomes for people with Autism and complex needs in a supported living scheme.

Autism West Midlands, the leading provider of autism specialist services in the West Midlands are working alongside Worcestershire County Council and have opened a new, specialist supported living scheme for adults with Autism and complex needs. The scheme is located in Droitwich, Worcestershire. As a specialist provider, Autism West Midlands provides a wide range of specialist support services for adults, families and children; each with a focus on empowering individuals, working alongside adults, children and their families to ensure the best outcomes for a fulfilling life.

Due to continued growth we are now in a position to recruit an additional Assistant Manager! This is an exceptional opportunity and we are looking for an exceptional person to work alongside the Registered Care Manager and other Assistant Manager to run the service, assisting with the transition of individuals into their new home and developing person centred care practices which take account of each person’s needs, aspirations and motivations.

As the Assistant Manager you will:

  • Work alongside the Registered Manager to ensure compliance with the Care Quality Commission and the delivery of high quality services to meet the needs of those we support through personalised support.
  • Liaise with the Registered Manager across the range of operational activity to be able to assume responsibility for managing the service during the manager’s scheduled and unscheduled absences.
  • Take an active role in the recruitment, induction and development of staff
  • Be an integral part of a proactive and committed management team who take pride in working for Autism West Midlands ensuring that the support received is least restrictive, person centred and engaging.
  • Work alongside the manager and other managers to ensure staff are supported, motivated and focused on achieving best outcomes for those they support.
  • Contribute to a 24 hour on call system on a rota basis, covering a range of services in a specified area over a 7 day period.
  • Work flexibly across a rota that includes weekends and bank holidays.

The successful candidate must have training or a qualification relevant to a supervisory position in social care or a related field as well as an understanding of person centred practices and supported living.

You will have strong leadership skills, including team building and an ability to motivate and empower staff teams to deliver excellent support and work towards achieving agreed goals and outcomes. You will be someone who is experienced in liaising with key stakeholders, managing finances and supervising a staff team. As part of this role you will have management responsibility for a number of Support Workers/Supported Living Facilitators.

If you would like a chat about the post before applying, please contact Georgina Purcell (HR Recruitment Officer) on 07881109351 or 0121 450 7582.


We are looking to recruit a Assistant Manager (Supported Living)

Salary: up to £20,604

Hours: 37.5 

Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire


  • A competitive salary up to £20,604.00
  • 33 days paid annual leave
  • On-Call Payments
  • BUPA Heath Cash plan
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Peer and Management support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Development training and Management Training


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