Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability

Charity number 218186

Leonard Cheshire Disability campaigns to change attitudes to disability, supporting thousands of disabled people in the UK.

Current vacancies

Deputy Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,380
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th September 2019

As a Deputy Manager/Deputy Care Home Manager with Leonard Cheshire you will support the Manager in the day to day operation of the service. This includes deputising in their absence and responsibility for the direct supervision and line-management of staff. You will be accountable for monitoring, maintaining and providing the highest standards of clinical/personal support and service delivery, while promoting independence and choice of our residents.

You will:

  • Have a level of professional development and registration (may include level 5 leadership in health & social care qualification).
  • Have experience of providing direct personal and social care.
  • Be experienced in managing a team of support staff.
  • Have experience of working with customers who have physical and/or learning disabilities.
  • Be able to work flexibly in accordance with rostered hours.

Please see the Job Description, available on our website, for further details.

In return we offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, discounts for high street retailers, contributory pension scheme and so much more!

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Events and Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,503
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th July 2019

This is a full time role based in Murrayburgh House, Edinburgh but with travel throughout Scotland.

About the Role

You will be part of our Public Engagement Team and your role will generate income for, and awareness of, Leonard Cheshire in Scotland. Leading on the delivery of the event fundraising calendar you will also support our local services in their fundraising events and support our fundraising and events volunteers.

About You

You will have demonstrable events and fundraising experience and a knowledge of the difference between third-party, community and special events fundraising, and be able to demonstrate experience of organising large scale, events from development through to completion, with an understanding of risk assessments and event management processes.

This is a demanding role and you will possess excellent time management and the ability to manage multiple projects.

This job will entail travel throughout Scotland and an ability to be flexible in working evenings and weekends will be required in order to support events.

You will have basic copywriting experience, along with experience of gathering case studies to feature in fundraising materials

You will have a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire and be excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of disabled people.

About Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities, we do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose.

What we Offer

A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover

Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave

Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates

A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

A satisfactory disclosure check will be required for this post

This vacancy has now closed

Service Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Glasgow Supported Living Services
  • Closing 1st September 2019

Do you…

Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?

Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?

If so… Leonard Cheshire offers you the chance to become part of a great team!

About us

Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.

We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop, making a difference to so many lives by enabling the people who use our service to enjoy independence and fulfilment.

Reporting to the Operational Manager, you will provide clear direction and be responsible for the day to day management of the support provided within services. Your key responsibilities will include management and supervision of a great staff team, financial and health and safety management to fulfil our statutory obligations.

You will implement systems and procedures designed to promote positive outcomes for disabled people within services, ensuring a flexible, proactive approach whilst meeting the desired outcomes of the people we support. You will manage the recruitment, selection and on-going training, development and performance of all staff in the service, to ensure achievement of national minimum care standard requirements.

This is a challenging yet exciting role, offering you the opportunity to bring your passion and enthusiasm to the largest pan disability charity in the UK, making a real difference to the lives of all our residents.

About you (please see the job description available on our website for full details)

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • Have experience in managing care teams / supervisory or management experience in a care environment
  • Experience of a range of different departments such as therapies, transport, catering, administration, care and maintenance would be advantageous
  • Hold registration for the Glasgow and West of Scotland service
  • Have strong people and communication skills
  • Provide exemplary customer service
  • Ensure budgetary compliance.

We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:

  • Fair and competitive pay rates
  • Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit
  • Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice)
  • Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates
  • Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice)
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.