Deputy Local Service Manager – Temporary position for up to 12 months – Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Deputy Local Service Manager – Temporary position for up to 12 months

Sanctuary Group

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire


Deputy Local Service Manager – Temporary position for up to 12 months


Pennefather, Aylesbury




37.5 hours per week – 7.5 hours per day, including every other weekend 



Do you want a role where no two days are the same and you will be making a real impact to the lives of our clients? Are you passionate about supporting people?


If this sounds like you then we may have your perfect opportunity!


We have a rewarding opportunity for a Deputy Local Service Manager to join our management team at Pennefather Court.


We are a small residential home close to the centre of Aylesbury providing care and support for 14 adults with physical and learning disabilities. If you feel you can promote independence, and support people to move forward with their lives, then this is a great opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team.


Closely supporting the Local Service Manager you will play a vital role in the delivery of a high quality service that meets with all legislative and organisational requirements.


We offer a wide range of employee benefits, such as a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary have their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.


Sanctuary also has a great employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.


If you are a person who celebrates differences, and strives to treat others with dignity and respect, this is a great opportunity to join our like-minded, hardworking, and resident-focused team.  We value our team, encouraging learning and development and supporting each other.



The role of Deputy Local Service Manager will include:

  • Managing, recruiting, developing, and training staff within appropriate legislative or NVQ frameworks and devising effective and well-run staff rotas
  • Promoting best practice to ensure quality services are carried out by staff
  • Ensuring effective support systems are in place and that we operate in a fully compliant way
  • Supporting Local Service Manager in effectively managing the void process on any empty properties
  • A good understanding of health and safety
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients and relevant external agencies with the proven ability to liaise effectively with statutory and voluntary partners
  • Occasional travel may be a requirement of the role, therefore a full valid driving licence is desirable


Skills and experiences:

  • Proven management or supervisory experience gained within a social care environment is essential
  • Compassionate, understanding and hard working with a hands-on approach to help achieve supportive outcomes
  • Good written and strong communication skills
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults, people with learning and physical disabilities
  • Prior knowledge of support planning, risk assessment and safeguarding
  • Previous experience working under challenging circumstances
  • Confident user of IT systems


Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.


We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.


Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 25 days paid holiday (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • £26,863 per annum


We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click



Closing Date: 26 March 2023


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.


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