Manager, Learning Disability Accommodation Service, Beaconsfield Villas

Posted on 30 May 2023
  • Directorate BHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • Salary £35,411 - £38,296
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
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  • Closing date
    This vacancy has closed
  • Job category
    Care - Adults
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Beaconsfield Villas Residential Care Home is recruiting for a permanent full time permanent Manager.

Are you a passionate and hard working individual with management experience in adult learning disability services?

Do you have experience of working in a care setting where you have to think on your feet, lead and manage a large team, support service-users in both challenging and rewarding situations? 

If so then we would like to hear from you!

For an informal discussion, please contact Adrienne Young  email

Closing Date:  Midnight Friday 16 June 23

Interview Date: Wednesday 22 June 2023

About the role

Beaconsfield Villas is part of Brighton & Hove City Council's learning disability provider service and we provide 24 hour 7 day a week support for 6 adults who have a learning disability.

The service users live in 4 separate flats that creates a homely environment and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure that our residents’ specific needs are met in a caring and sensitive manner and skills are developed in a way that promotes their independence.  The service works closely with social workers and clinical professionals in the city’s Specialist Community Disability Service to achieve the best outcomes for the people it supports.

We are looking to recruit a full-time Manager who has proven experience of working with people who have learning disabilities, autism and complex needs, leading the team of support workers and deputy managers.

You will play an important role to further develop the service. You will also need to work closely with families and a multi-disciplinary team, to support our residents to have good quality lives.

The successful candidate will have good leadership skills, an ability to problem solve and make decisions under pressure and respond to the needs of the people using the service as and when required.

Good communication and people skills are essential as you will be required to work in partnership with other professionals, families, outside agencies and a large staff team.

Previous management experience in a care setting is required and you will need knowledge of recent legislation related to providing adult social care.

Good resource and budget management skills are also desirable.

About you:

You will need to have experience and an understanding of staff supervision, have clear written and verbal communication skills and be able to work within and manage the team. It is preferable that the successful candidate has a full driving license (three points maximum) to drive the unit cars.

If you would like to help us to achieve these aims and have experience or a real interest in working with people with Autism and a Learning Disability, we would very much like to hear from you. In return we will offer you training and development opportunities, excellent support mechanisms and a varied and challenging work environment and the opportunity to be part of our excellent team.

Working for us, we can offer you:

-          a generous salary

-          a career average pension scheme

-          generous holiday 

-          regular supervision meetings plus

-          a range of other staff benefits 

*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Additional Information

You will be required to work a shift pattern including earlies, lates, sleepins and some weekends. Having a full clean driving licence is preferable.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (



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