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Operations Manager

Company: Affinity Trust    Location: Sheffield
Be the difference, change lives! If you would like a fulfilling and flexible career that will make a difference to people, read on

Here at Affinity Trust, we are dedicated to support people with learning disabilities to live the lives they want to. We are a national charity providing person-centred support across the whole of England and Scotland. We are extremely proud to have been doing this for the last 25 years during which time we have empowered thousands of people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.

Our mission is:
"To enable people with learning disabilities to pursue active and fulfilling lives, gain increased independence and achieve equal rights as citizens"

We place our mission along with our company values at the heart of everything we do in support of over 900 people across the country.

All of our staff are dedicated to bringing our values to life every single day. We are proud to be:

Committed to doing our very best for the people we support and never giving up on someone we support

Reliable and always do what we say we will do

Honest & Open in all of our relationships and transactions

Respectful of others , their views and their rights

Inclusive in how we value diversity, support equality of access to opportunities and challenge discrimination

Creative & flexible in our thinking, in our work and in how we use our resources

About the role:
We have a rewarding opportunity for an Operations Manager who is experienced in managing services for people with a learning disability, autism and other associated health needs.

If you share our values, passion and commitment to ensuring the people we support receive high quality, person centred support then wed love to hear from you.

You will have previous experience of successfully managing a range of services that are spread across a geographical area.

You will take great pride in ensuring that your services exceed the standards required and meet all CQC regulatory requirements or SCI for services in Scotland.

All of our Operations Managers work closely with our Support Managers and will therefore be a part of the senior on-call rota to ensure that staff have the appropriate access to support when needed.

This list is not exhaustive - please see Job definition for more information.

About you:
Youll work positively and inclusively with others, building constructive relationships with the local authority, families, staff and the wider community and seek opportunities to promote personalised support to the people supported.

You will be an experienced leader with a strong track record of management of managers within the social care sector.

Highly organised and self-driven you will be able to work flexibly and proactively.

We value people:
As an Operations Manager you will play a pivotal role in leading and supporting your teams to improve the quality of services, promote independence and achieve positive outcomes. As a genuine ambassador and role model for our organisation, you will bring our values to life and share our passion and commitment to always strive to find creative ways to enrich the lives of those we support.

We hope that once you join us at you will build a career with us for the future. Inspiring leadership is critical to our success therefore we invest heavily in your professional development. Our comprehensive Management Development Programme LEAD (Lead, Engage, Aspire & Develop) will strengthen all of the skills you need to excel within your role and positively influence your team.

The role:
On a daily basis we empower hundreds of people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.

We work with people who have a range of support needs and our focus is always on the individual and how best to support them to live the type of life they wish to live, to have fun and make memories!

In this role you will be responsible for our registered service in Sheffield forms part of our North Division which supports in the region of 260 people throughout Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Bradford, Leeds, & Sheffield with a staff team of approximately 380 overseen by a Divisional Director and 4 Operational Managers.

We support people who have a learning disability, and who may also be on the autism spectrum, have physical disabilities, complex needs, associated health needs such as epilepsy or mental health needs such as dementia.

We always base our support on the specific needs, choices and aspirations of the individual following our principles of person-centred support.

The post holder will be part of the Division´s senior management team and be expected to provide on-call support working with other Operations Managers across the Division. Whilst your office base will be in Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1DY, you will also be willing to travel between Operational areas of the Division and our Head Office based in Oxfordshire which may lead to occasional overnight stays away from home.

The closing date for this vacancy is 28 February 2018 and interviews will be held on Thursday 15th March 2018 at our Killamarsh Office in Sheffield (candidates must be available to attend on this date).

Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS or PVG check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.