Job Reference: DRLSLD0724

Deputy Regional Lead


Salary: £37,000 FTE

Hours: 37.5

Closing Date: 28th July 2024

Job Description

Location: Devon based – Hybrid (a flexible blend of in office, working being visible in services, and remote working) Office located in South Brent, Services across Newton Abbott, Teignmouth, Paignton and Brixham.​​

This is an exciting opportunity that you will not want to miss. Do you want to make a real difference with a rewarding career? Our Deputy Regional lead as a Registered Manager are responsible for their services, but also work alongside other Registered Managers in their region. Deputy Regional Lead reports to a Regional Lead, who is also CQC Registered. This combination of personal and collective responsibility for regulated activity drives up quality, increases peer support networks, and enables our Registered Managers to reach their full potential.​​

About Havencare – Havencare has been making a difference for 35 years, changing the lives of people who have learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other support needs. Our big aims include every person having a home that is right for them, and support for the life they choose. We provide direct support services to over 100 people and some bespoke housing across Cornwall and Devon (from Penzance to Teignmouth) with a growing workforce of 270 staff. We have the potential and the passion to do so much more, making a difference locally, regionally, and nationally.

About you and this opportunity – Havencare’s values of “transparency”, “engagement” and “quality” will flow through every decision you make and action you take. You will believe in our charity’s purpose, vision, and mission, and play a leading role in achieving our big aims. As a Deputy Regional Lead, you will manage the delivery of outstanding regulated support, and role model the principles of our people strategy. Experience of holding a CQC registration is preferred; and the necessary knowledge, ability, willingness, ambition, and motivation to make a difference is required!​

You will exceed regulatory compliance, fulfilling responsibilities as a CQC Registered Manager, ensuring supported people experience a Safe, Caring, Responsive, Effective, and Well-Led service, and CQC inspections demonstrate your service(s) is, or is working towards being, outstanding. ​

You will lead a learning culture and develop people in your region, being a visible coach, motivator, and supporter. You will be responsible for assigned Practice leaders, Hub leaders and/or Outreach Leaders. You will lead and develop your services in line with budgets and policies and develop and maintain relationships with professional and other support networks. You will lead practice development in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), trauma informed approaches, active support, and any emerging best practice.  Your role will include regional on-call responsibilities approx. every 4 weeks.​

You will be motivated to provide collective leadership in wider organisational risks, priorities, development, and projects including managing and supporting growth in your services and across Havencare. You will have personal ambition to develop in your career with us, and you will want our charity to reach more people and keep making a difference.​

In return for your commitment to Havencare, we will:

  • Offer you flexibility and autonomy in your patterns to deliver your responsibilities.
  • Provide opportunities to develop the skills you need to succeed on your career pathway.
  • 6 weeks annual leave rising to 6.4 weeks after 1 year in role.
  • 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing.
  • Vouchers for Christmas, your birthday, and your annual work anniversary.
  • Paid DBS, refer a friend incentive, and opportunity to undertake hourly-paid overtime shifts.

Essential: Must hold a UK Driver’s Licence and have access to a vehicle

If your application is successful, any offer of employment will be subject to – satisfactory enhanced DBS check and subsequent registration for the DBS Update Service, 2 satisfactory references, and evidence of your eligibility/right to work in the UK.

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Closing Date for Applications: 28th July       Interview Dates: 31st July and 1st August