Job: LOCALITY MANAGER – Learning Disabilities

Title LOCALITY MANAGER – Learning Disabilities
Categories Charity Jobs
Salary £37,000 + £1000 Hello Bonus
Location Somerset
Job Information

About Discovery

Discovery is a brand new organisation established in Somerset for the people of Somerset. Our motivation is to ensure that people with learning disabilities get more from life. We use our experience, connections and provide best practices to deliver our ambitions.  We’re looking for a Locality Manager to join our team, to lead one of our localities in the Glastonbury Area.

Our values of Ambition, Integrity, Courage, Partnership and Respect guide us in everything we do.

Discovery is the largest provider of learning disability and autism support in Somerset. We were commissioned by Somerset County Council in 2017 to deliver high-quality services, this includes supported living, registered care, outreach, respite, crisis support, day support and supported employment. We support people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice, greater choice and control in their lives. Our colleagues deliver ambitious, effective and personalised support for those with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, autism or complex needs in Somerset.

About the role

The Locality Manager will provide local leadership within their locality, supporting colleagues
to be the best that they can be so that the people we support have greater choice and control in their lives.

We’re looking for an exceptional professional, who shares our values in putting the people we support at the centre of our care; leading by example and providing excellent support to people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs.

About you

Above all, you will inspire colleagues to bring to life our mission to provide the very best personalised support for people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them to be actively engaged with, and contribute to, their communities – to get more from life.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, looking to mentor and motivate your team to provide person-centred support with an ability to prioritise your workload, delegate tasks and meet deadlines. Your focus will be on the people we support, their families and our colleagues.  Specifically, we are seeking candidates who have previous experience as a Registered Manager for a learning disability organisation and can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of CQC/CSSIW guidelines and the requirements and the health and social care act.

Your rewards

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer ongoing development opportunities and the strongest possible prospects, plus a range of great benefits including:

  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Access to discounts on high street shopping, cinema tickets and meals out
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life Assurance

To Apply

Please send your CV and supporting statement to our recruitment partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (

First interviews will take place with Jackie and an interview and a subsequent assessment day will be held with Discovery at the Bridgwater Head Office (date tbc)

Locality Manager Info Pack Jan 2019

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