Team Manager (East Lothian)

  • Full time
  • £24,545 – £25,806
  • Musselburgh, Portobello, and Joppa areas.
  • Closing 4th November 2020

  • Advertised from 8th October 2020
  • 39 hours per week


We have an exciting opportunity for a team manager to head up a brand-new team in Musselburgh! This opportunity would suit a team manager who has previous experience leading a team, preferably in a support service, or an assistant team manager who is ready to take on greater responsibility.

We have a new team dedicated to supporting young individuals getting into their first home. For this exciting time in peoples’ lives, we need someone who can help lead a team to success in supporting our service users through the transition and enable them to get the best possible start in their tenancy.

The purpose of the role of team manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of support workers who provide person-centred support to adults with learning disabilities and other support needs, working in service users’ homes or accompanying them when they go out.

The team manager has overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards within the team.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high-quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Some of the essential criteria for this role are:

  • Previous experience of staff management, ideally from within the social care sector.
  • Candidates must have an understanding of PBS (positive behaviour support).
  • At least two years’ experience of providing person-centred services to individuals who have support needs.
  • An SVQ 2 in Social Care or equivalent qualification.
  • The capacity to complete an SVQ 3 in Social Care within 12 months of taking the post.

Benefits include:

  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Application notes

To apply, please go to our website and complete the application form. Send the completed application to

The closing date for this post is 9:00am on Wednesday 4th November 2020.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the HR department on

Please note we are only able to get in touch with successful candidates.