Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • High Wycombe


Social Care

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support.

We currently manage over 6,000 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £80 million and a development programme that will deliver around 400 new affordable homes each year.

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for a Scheme Manager (Supported Living) at our service Grove Gardens Flats in High Wycombe.

Grove Gardens Flats provides short to long term supported living for eight people with learning disabilities. The flats are a stepping stone for residents to move into the community and staff endeavour to support each person to become as independent as posssible.

About You

As a Scheme Manager you will be part of the Management Team and will be responsible for the day to day running of the scheme. Duties will include holding staff supervisions, setting the schemes budget and ensuring the scheme works within its budget. You will oversee support provided to ensure it is delivered on time and to all service users as per their agreed support plans to achieve an excellent standard of outcomes for our service users. As a Scheme Manager you will be required to participate on the management on-call Rota.

As a Scheme Manager you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a track record of promoting inter-agency work with colleagues.

We are looking for a caring, enthusiastic person who enjoys helping others and seeing the difference their support can make to enable individuals to lead independent and fulfilling lives. You will also be central to service delivery and at times take a hands on approach. The post is on a permanent basis.

You will be passionate and driven with the desire to provide high quality, person centred services. You will have experience in the delivery of care and/or support services to vulnerable adults and will have some experience of managing staff.

All applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence.

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service (pro rata for part time hours)
£27,126 pa for a 37.5 hour a week
Comprehensive training and development support from day one with the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification
Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
Monthly attendance bonus
Annual salary and cost of living review
Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
Workplace pension scheme
Life assurance of three times your annual salary
Fully paid DBS
Friendly and supportive team environment
Employee assistance helpline
Mileage paid for car usage
Structured rota so you know your work pattern in advance
If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please apply below.

How to Apply

To apply for the position of Scheme Manager please visit and complete an online application form.

Closing date: Tuesday 14th January 2020

Interview date: Wednesday 22nd January 2020

In accordance with CQC regulations, appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory DBS, reference and medical checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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