Are you an experienced manager? Are you the sort of person who always asks “how can we do this better?" Would you like to build your own team?

This is your opportunity to get in at the beginning and help us establish a new registered care provision from scratch.

You and your team will be supporting Teresa and Simon* two young people with autism and complex needs, as they leave specialist residential education and move into a shared home. We are currently reviewing suitable premises, which will most likely be in the St Albans or Hemel Hempstead areas of Hertfordshire.

Both young people are 19 years old, and have a wide variety of interests. Simon loves to be active, riding his bike and going horse-riding, and he'll go on the biggest, scariest theme park ride! Teresa enjoys long walks in big open spaces or going to trampoline parks; her collection of toys and dolls are really important to her, and if you're a fellow lover of Mamma Mia, you'll get on fine!

Simon and Teresa both need staff who are patient, who won't rush them and who understand their anxieties. They will need a lot of reassurance, especially as this move will be a huge change in their lives, It will be a collaborative process for everyone, getting to know each other and sharing enthusiasms, interests and fun.

*Not their real names

About the role

You will lead your new team in providing the best possible support for these two young people, mentoring your staff with a creative and inspirational approach to leadership, being a visible presence for staff across the shifts.

You’ll develop constructive relationships with internal multi-disciplinary teams, external professionals, families, and the local community.

Of course there will be the practical details such as overseeing the rota, completing risk assessments and support plans. You will be responsible for the service budget, and ensuring the home is fully compliant with all regulatory requirements as well as our internal processes. You'll work with our internal recruitment team to fill staff vacancies promptly.

About us

MacIntyre was established just over fifty years ago and is now a successful national charity supporting over 1,500 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism. We celebrate everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions, and are so proud of the amazing success stories from people we support.

What we need from you

You will have experience of supporting vulnerable people and will have supervised a team.

You’ll be creative in your thinking and your approach both to staff and the people we support, able to inspire and motivate.

You must be a driver with your own transport, in order to travel to training and management team meetings.

Training and benefits

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to join our specialist leadership programme.

Our benefits include:

Six weeks' annual leave (including public holidays)
Workplace pension scheme
MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
MacIntyre pays for your DBS check

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the green Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Safer Recruitment Statement

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

If you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.

Empowering people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them

Contact 01908 357016 in case of query. Registered Charity No. 250840