Service Development Manager (Job Ref: 23050)

Position Categories: Full Time, new, North West, Office Based

Location: Stockport

Salary: Up to £31,077 per annum depending on experience, current salary and qualifications

Closing Date: 27 August 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 23050RED, 23050JCP, 23050GWO, 23050CRJ

Short Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key service development role in a large 3rd Sector organisation within our dynamic Business and Service Development Team based at our Head Office in Central Stockport.

The role will involve housing and support services as part of the organisations varied portfolio including, Supported Living, Extra Care, Home Care, Housing Related Support & Day Services, serving a wide range of service user need including people with a learning disability, people with mental health needs , homelessness, older people, people with drug / alcohol issues & people with autism. You will work on a small number of developments at any one time in differing phases of implementation to ensure a dedicated focus on mobilisation and quality.

As the Service Development Manager you will coordinate the work of a dedicated team of staff to support the development, post tender, of new service awards through the transition phase from contract award through to operationalisation.

This is a varied and interesting role for an individual with a social care background who enjoys varied responsibilities working on short to medium term projects.

You will be confident in mobilising resources to start new ventures with great energy and enthusiasm. You will have excellent organisational skills in order to coordinate the necessary departments to develop schemes within the agreed timeframes, including, Development Officers, Recruitment, Personnel, Property Management, Health & Safety, IT, Training, Finance, Purchasing, Marketing etc.

You will have a can do attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to think strategically ensuring the quality of developments from the outset to enrich the lives of the people we support. You will ensure services are personalised and tailored to the individual needs and preferences of service users and their families & contract expectations are met to a high quality from the outset.

You will be experienced & skilled in assessment and support planning, to lead the service development for the delivery of care and support to ensure fulfilling, happy and rewarding lives for the people supported. You will achieve this by working closely with local operational staff & managers, families and other professionals. You will have the ability to induct, supervise and mentor staff to understand and maintain quality requirements.

This role has a national focus and therefore will require significant travel, which might include overnight stays. The role will have the entitlement of a lease car or access to company pool vehicles.

For further information please contact Debbie Craddock 0161 236 0829

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Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.