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Community Services Manager

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals experiencing mental health problems and distress?

 Who we are

Kettering Mind is an independent registered charity, affiliated to National Mind, we are a values based organisation that puts the individuals and communities we support at the heart of everything we do. For us it is not about making money but making a difference that counts. We deliver a range of mental health support services in Kettering and across North Northamptonshire.

About our team

 Kettering Mind is a truly unique place to work and all of our colleagues share our vision and values for providing high quality, person-centred support and services to individuals experiencing mental health problems and distress. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference to other people’s lives.

Join our team

We have an opportunity for a Community Services Manager who shares our values, passion and commitment to join our amazing team. Your role will be to lead and manage all aspects of the delivery and development of Kettering Mind’s community services and oversee the people management for a community based team.

Working hours and area

You will work full time hours of 37 per week and have a willingness to be flexible with working times and days to meet service needs. You will also be part of a rota that covers an out of hours on-call service but time off in lieu is available for any time spent out of your normal working hours responding to on-call duties.

 You will be overseeing community services and a team that cover the North Northamptonshire area, and will be based from our main office in Kettering.

About you

This should not just be a job for you but a passion! You will have a genuine desire to deliver the best possible standards of care and support to individuals that access our services. As a member of the leadership team, you will take pride in acting as a positive role model and creating an inspiring team environment where people feel valued and our colleagues differences and talents are nurtured and celebrated!

We are looking for someone that has a proven track record and experience in adult social care and community based services. You will have at least 2 years experience of leading and developing a staffing team.

You will be the face of Kettering Mind’s community services so will need excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to manage your time and resources effectively. You will be able to bring a positive ‘can do’ attitude and enthusiasm with excellent problem solving skills and an empathic, caring, calm and non-judgemental approach.

This role covers community based services so you can expect to be out and about completing assessments, reviews, professional meetings etc. and a driving licence with access to a car that can be used for work purposes is essential for this role. We reimburse work related mileage at 40 pence per mile.

You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for this role and if you don’t already hold a valid check on the DBS update service then we will request and pay for this when you join.

Please read the full job description and person specification for a more detailed overview of the role.

Why work for us

We offer competitive salaries and a NEST pension scheme with a 5% employer contribution rate. The salary scale for this role is from point 27 – 32 (equivalent to £24,121 – £28,340 per annum).

Looking after our team is a top priority and we strongly believe that work life balance is essential in building a happy and healthy workforce. We offer a generous holiday entitlement and access to 24 / 7 wellbeing support and services through our employee assistance programme.

We value dedication and commitment from our team and after 5 years continuous service we will reward you with an additional 5 days holiday.

How to apply

 Who you are is as important as what you know! So if you feel this is the role for you then let us know why in your covering letter. Let’s leave something to talk about at interview and keep your cover letter concise (no more than one side of A4) and on point by using our job description and person specification as a guide to assist you!

If you would like to apply for the role, please download and complete the personal details form below and send this along with your CV and a covering letter to: info@ketteringmind.org.uk

Community Services Manager Job Description

Community Services Manager Person Specification

Personal Details Form

Policy statement on the recruitment of ex offenders

Privacy statement – recruitment

Equal opportunities Policy

Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form

 The closing date for all application forms will be Tuesday, 31 August 2021 at midnight. Please don’t delay and apply today as we may close the vacancy earlier than advertised if we receive sufficient suitable applications.

If you have any questions about the role or application process then please give us a call on 01536 523 216 and speak to Jo our CEO or Sarah our HR & Admin Team Leader.

 Kettering Mind are an equal opportunities employer and a signatory of the Mindful Employer Charter. We believe that everybody deserves respect and together we can make a difference.

Job Opportunity

Housing Services Manager

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals experiencing mental health problems and distress?

Who we are

Kettering Mind is an independent registered charity, affiliated to National Mind, we are a values based organisation that puts the individuals and communities we support at the heart of everything we do. For us it is not about making money but making a difference that counts. We deliver a range of mental health support services in Kettering and across North Northamptonshire.

About our team

Kettering Mind is a truly unique place to work and all of our colleagues share our vision and values for providing high quality, person-centred support and services to individuals experiencing mental health problems and distress. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference to other people’s lives.

Join our team

We have an opportunity for a Housing Services Manager who shares our values, passion and commitment to join our amazing team. Your role will be to oversee all aspects of the management and development of Kettering Mind’s supported housing service and the people management of a community based team.

Working hours and area

You will work full time hours of 37 per week and have a willingness to be flexible with working times and days to meet service needs. You will also be part of a rota that covers an out of hours on-call service but time off in lieu is available for any time spent out of your normal working hours responding to on-call duties.

You will be overseeing our housing services that are mainly located within the Kettering area and you’ll be based from one of our offices in Kettering. The team that you oversee cover community services across the North Northamptonshire area.

About you

This should not just be a job for you but a passion! You will understand the important role that housing has on mental health and ensure that our housing provision is of the highest possible standards and always strive to put our tenants first. You will have a genuine desire to deliver the best possible standards of care and support to individuals that live in our supported accommodation housing.

As a member of the leadership team, you will take pride in acting as a positive role model and creating an inspiring team environment where people feel valued and our colleagues differences and talents are nurtured and celebrated!

We are looking for someone that has a proven track record and experience in adult social care and supported housing services. You will have at least 2 years experience of leading and developing a staffing team. Ideally, you will have a background working for a Registered Provider and/or knowledge of CQC standards and compliance.

You will be the face of Kettering Mind’s housing services so will need excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to manage your time and resources effectively. You will be able to bring a positive ‘can do’ attitude and enthusiasm with excellent problem solving skills and an empathic, caring, calm and non-judgemental approach.

This role covers community based services so you can expect to be out and about engaging with our tenants, managing repairs, tenancy processes, completing assessments, reviews, professional meetings etc. A driving licence with access to a car that can be used for work purposes is essential for this role and we reimburse work related mileage at 40 pence per mile.

You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for this role and if you don’t already hold a valid check on the update service then we will request and pay for this when you join.

Please read the full job description and person specification for a more detailed overview of the role.

Why work for us

We offer competitive salaries and a NEST pension scheme with a 5% employer contribution rate. The salary scale for this role is from points 27 – 32 (equivalent to £24,121 – £28,340 per annum).

Looking after our team is a top priority and we strongly believe that work life balance is essential in building a happy and healthy workforce. We offer a generous holiday entitlement and access to 24 / 7 wellbeing support and services through our employee assistance programme.

We value dedication and commitment from our team and after 5 years continuous service we will reward you with an additional 5 days holiday.

How to apply

Who you are is as important as what you know! So if you feel this is the role for you then let us know why in your covering letter. Let’s leave something to talk about at interview and keep your cover letter concise (no more than one side of A4) and on point by using our job description and person specification as a guide to assist you!

If you would like to apply for the role, please download and complete the personal details form below and send this along with your CV and a covering letter to: info@ketteringmind.org.uk

Housing Services Manager Job Description

Housing Services Manager Person Specification

Personal Details Form

Policy statement on the recruitment of ex offenders

Privacy statement – recruitment

Equal opportunities Policy

Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form

The closing date for all application forms will be Tuesday, 31 August 2021 at midnight. Please don’t delay and apply today as we may close the vacancy earlier than advertised if we receive sufficient suitable applications.

If you have any questions about the role or application process then please give us a call on 01536 523 216 and speak to Jo our CEO or Sarah our HR & Admin Team Leader.

Kettering Mind are an equal opportunities employer and a signatory of the Mindful Employer Charter. We believe that everybody deserves respect and together we can make a difference.