Temporary Service Manager – Shrewsbury


The role is a temporary position to cover maternity leave until January 2022. The role will involve leading the day to day management of two established supported living services in Shrewsbury providing effective management for people with learning disabilities to ensure they receive high quality support.


The candidate will be an experienced manager, a good communicator, able to network and work with people at all levels. They should be confident and knowledgeable of the sector, able to get on with the role and deal with issues, knowing when to seek help and advice. They will be able to use IT and write legibly, have significant experience of working and managing in the health and social care sector and an understanding of person Centred and positive behaviour support.


Candidates who do not have a level 5 qualification will be considered so long as they have suitable management experience and professional knowledge in the sector, ideally in learning disability.


The successful candidate will have good communication Skills and ability to lead and support two diverse teams and services.


You will work closely with our PBS team (Positive Behaviour Support) to promote the positive culture in the services and continue with the culture to promote positive changes for people and their quality of life.


Ability to work in a team, mentoring and supporting new and existing staff and be a positive role model.


Must be a good report writer and able to create and update support plans and R/A with the people we support and service.


You may be required to work evenings and weekends and will be part of the on-call for the organisation.


You will work with and have the support of the Rota admin team to ensure your services are fully staffed.


Please note while this is a temporary position, a permanent position within Bethphage will be considered at the end of the temporary period. 


37.5 hours per week.

£27,000 per annum


About our organisation

Bethphage is a registered charity which was established in 1994 and provides support to adults with learning and physical Disabilities in Shropshire and the West Midlands.
Everything we do is individually designed to enable people to achieve their potential and meet their objectives and need for support. The people that we support may live in their own home, a home that is shared with other people, their family home or a shared care home.
It is the aim of Bethphage to provide outstanding care and support throughout the organisation so it essential that you will be dedicated to providing the highest levels of care that you can.

You will be required to create a team that champions excellent support by actively coaching and modelling respectful positive approaches to achieve the greatest possible independence and quality of life for the people we support, based on an understanding of what is important to and for them.

If this opportunity sounds like you, and you can demonstrate the following, please get in touch

  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good I.T Skills
  • Kindness and compassion
  • Motivational and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under your own initiative

For a full job description and person specification please contact our HR department – recruitment@bethphage.co.uk 

Essential Qualifications / Requirements

  • Management qualification and/or prepared to work towards level 5
  • have knowledge and experience of working with people who have Learning disabilities and Autism
  • Supervisory experience and experience of being in a management role.
  • Knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support and Person-Centred Support
  • Good working Knowledge of Microsoft software – Excel, Outlook, Word.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to manage & prioritise own workload
  • Driver

Desirable Knowledge / Experience 

  • Experience in setting up new services and supporting people with transition.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and Radar systems.

Benefits of Working for us

Competitive pay
Simply Health Cash Plan
Long service rewards
Contributory Pension scheme
Development opportunities
Recruitment awards
Paid enhanced DBS certificate
Paid training

Interview date – To be confirmed

Please note, interested applicants must complete an application form to be considered.

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Adult with disabilities on outdoor activity with Bethphage

“Staff were keen to try new things to enhance the quality of people’s lives. We found the culture of the home to be open, positive and inclusive.”

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