JOB VACANCY: Grove Day Centre for the Elderly – Centre Manager (p/t)

Grove Day Centre for the Elderly is an independent charitable association providing day care services to elderly members of the local community. Following the impending retirement of our current Manager (after 30 years of service) we are looking for a Manager to be responsible for the day to day running of the Centre and facilitate the delivery of high quality day care services via our Care Team.
The ideal candidate will be able to provide leadership and to efficiently manage the activities of the Day Centre through effective teamwork and delegation. They will be assertive, self-motivated and trustworthy, and will be able to build strong working relationships with staff, volunteers and Trustees and with our clients, their families and carers, as well as with the wider community. They will be flexible and innovative and willing to suggest and to incorporate new and effective ways of working to achieve better results.
This is a part-time, permanent position, working Tuesday and Thursday. The salary will be £8,000 per year.

Job location (usual place of work): Grove Day Centre for the Elderly, School Lane, Grove, Oxon. OX12 7LB

Pay rate: £8,000 per annum

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Centre Manager

Applications close on date: 7th June 2019

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: MANAGER (Part/Time) – Grove Day Centre for the Elderly

Job Purpose/Description

• To provide and develop the service of a supportive day centre, in partnership with Clients, Families/Carers, Volunteers and other local Stakeholders, to meet the needs of each older person attending, with regard to their social and cultural backgrounds.
• To assess potential Clients wishing to attend the Centre against the Charity policy.
• To enable and support older adults attending, to continue to live independent lives and help to engage them in their community.
• To recruit, induct and provide ongoing support and supervision, to Staff (four)and Volunteers working in the Centre.
• To provide support for Carers of those attending, as necessary.
• To provide daily operational management of the Centre (including being the main key holder) and to take necessary decisions, including those covering maintenance issues, in consultation with the Trustees if necessary.
• Occasionally, to be responsible for cooking the two course freshly cooked meals at the Centre when the Cook is unavailable).
• To plan an activity programme, as befits the service.
• To be aware of Health and Safety Legislation affecting the service and to monitor own training and that of Staff and Volunteers (who may need specific training).
• To give practical help to the Clients as needed, to include assisting with eating, personal hygiene and mobility as necessary.
• To collect and record Client monies on a sessional basis and to liaise and check receipts, with a second member of Staff. Keeping secure appropriate records/monies and passing them over to the Honorary Treasurer on a monthly basis.
• To ensure records are kept accurately and are up to date, including Client attendance records, Client care plans and to undertake periodic Client reviews.
• To attend bi-monthly Trustee meetings (out of normal day Centre hours) and to report to the Trustees on the period being reviewed.
• To engage in and create, fund raising opportunities for the Centre. These will usually also be additional hours and are seen as part of the role.
• To answer email correspondence and be willing to assist in the creation of a simple web site (long term).
• To work with the Trustees on ad hoc projects as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA – Essential or Desirable (D):

1) Educational achievements, qualifications, training and knowledge
• Good numeracy and literacy skills
• Supervisory care qualification (D)
• Dementia care training (or willing to do)
• Manual handling training (or willing to do)
• Food hygiene training (or willing to do)
• Fire safety training (or willing to do)
• IT literate
• Car driver (D)

2) Experience
• Experience of providing care to the elderly in a work situation.
• Experience of working in the charity sector (D).
• Experience of leading a team ‘by example’ and also managing staff, volunteers (some of whom may have learning difficulties) and Clients (if needed).
• Experience in planning and organising appropriate activities, in line with Client choice.
• Cooking for approx. 30 people, from time to time.

3) Job related aptitude and skills
• Positive ‘can do’ attitude, friendly, open personality.
• Ability to attend work regularly and on time.
• Able to communicate well both verbally and in writing, with a broad range of people.
• Able to handle money and record details accurately.
• Ability to provide for the social needs and personal care of the Client group.
• Ability to manage challenges/changes in a positive and effective manner.
• Ability to lead Staff and Volunteer team, in line with the objectives of the charity.
• Aptitude or willingness to train, to become familiar with the needs of managing the day centre.

4) Personal qualities
• Flexible, punctual, reliable, self-motivated, trustworthy and adaptable.
• Demonstrable leadership qualities, able to supervise.
• Ability to work as a team member.
• Able to take initiative.
• Able to work unsupervised during the sessions.
• Respects confidentiality and works to data protection, equality and diversity and charity’s safeguarding/other policies.
• Responsible for personal conduct.
• Able to liaise effectively with other professionals and agencies.
• Creative, innovative thinker.

5) Special requirements
• Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Report (DBS).
• Ability to organise/attend training courses as required.
• From time to time, able to represent the Day Centre at relevant local meetings/events.
• Non-smoker at work.
• To work flexible to the needs of the service.

6) Physical
• In good health and fit to carry out duties.
• Non-smoker (D)
• Capable of lifting and handling in accordance with health and safety requirements.

7) Equal Opportunities
• Committed to and understanding of the principles of equal opportunities for all, in employment, volunteering and the delivery of the service.

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am to 3.30pm plus attendance at Trustee meetings and occasional events.

Salary: £8,000 per annum.

To apply, please contact: Eric Hollinrake, Treasurer.