Deputy Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,700
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 6th December 2020

  • Advertised from 17th November 2020


Streets Ahead (Borders) is a charitable organisation based in the Scottish Borders. We provide care and support to adults both at home and in the community. Most of the people we support have learning disabilities.

We are looking to recruit a full time Deputy Service Manager to join the Management team in our Hawick service.

The ideal person will be dynamic with a strong value base, a commitment to promoting positive outcomes for people we support and the skills to support colleagues in the workplace. You must have a level III qualification in Social care or equivalent plus a minimum of two years’ experience in a supervisory role or a proven record of managing staff teams in a supported living environment.

Reporting to the Service Manager, you will:

• be responsible for ensuring the assessment of support and care needs and the development, implementation and review of support plans to the people who receive a service.

• assist the Service Manager in developing, leading and managing the staff team and will be expected to assume responsibility for the service and its management in the absence of the Manager.

• be required to supervise staff and contribute to the induction of new staff.

• be required to manage resources efficiently and ensure compliance with the law, national care standards and service policies and procedures

• uphold our organisational values

• be a key player in supporting Streets Ahead to meet its strategic objectives

Application notes

If you feel you have the skills and enthusiasm to join our dedicated team, application packs including a full job description, can be downloaded from our website You can also phone our head office on 01450 377924 for more information, an informal chat or to request an application pack.

As an equal opportunity employer we are fully committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in which all employees and job applicants are treated equally. We are an accredited Disability Confident organisation and we encourage applications from all members of the community

Closing date for applications: 6thDecember 2020

Interviews will be scheduled remotely via Zoom on 15thand 16thDecember 2020