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New job role at our Crossacres Day Centre in Wythenshawe.

Assistant Centre Manager

This new role is to assist the Day Centre Manager with the day to day running of the Day Centre, ensuring that the service users are each provided with a high quality professional service appropriate to their needs and in accordance with their agreed care plan.

You will be expected to give supervision and support to the work of the Ageing Well team at Crossacres and to seek out opportunities for new community links and activities for the work of the project.

You will also be expected to assist in the development of corporate and community links and funding opportunities that help to make the work of the Ageing Well team financially sustainable.

You will have excellent communication skill being able to communicate simply and effectively orally and in writing

You should have the ability to work under pressure as a team member with self-assurance, self-confidence and a sense of humour, and to provide a cheerful and positive environment within which the wellbeing of users can be promoted.

Due to the nature of our work an Enhanced DBS will be required.

Please see the Job Description and Personal Specification before completing an application form.

Completed application forms should be emailed to michelle.mckinney@ageukmanchester.org.uk

Application form

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Job Description

Job Title:                    Assistant Centre Manager

Job Location:            Crossacres Day Centre

Reporting to:             Day Centre Manager

Salary:                        £21, 635 per annum (rising to £22,182 pa on successful completion of probationary period)

Hours:                        8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (occasional out of hours work may be required)


Purpose of Job (as set out in draft contract of employment)

  1. To assist the Day Centre Manager with the day to day running of the Day Centre, ensuring that the service users are each provided with a high quality professional service appropriate to their needs and in accordance with their agreed care plan.
  2. To oversee and assist in the development of the work of the Ageing Well Team based at Crossacres
  3. To assist with the supervision and training of support staff and volunteers.
  4. To assist the manager to develop and deliver a programme of activities and entertainment that stimulates the day centre and Ageing Well clients physically and mentally as part of a programme to promote their active life and improve their wellbeing.
  5. To assist with the provision of a flexible transport service for older people to and from the day centre.
  6. To ensure that the Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies of Age UK Manchester, as they apply to the day centre situation, are carried out properly.
  7. To provide relief cover in the absence of the Day Centre Manager and other staff as required.

Tasks

  1. To be involved in, and when required, to assist the Day Centre Manager by leading the service user assessment process, giving advice and professional judgement on the needs of the potential service user of day care services and the appropriateness, or otherwise, of provision by Age UK Manchester.
  2. To give supervision and support to the work of the Ageing Well team at Crossacres and to seek out opportunities for new community links and activities for the work of the project
  3. To assist in the development of corporate and community links and funding opportunities that help to make the work of the Ageing Well team financially sustainable 
  4. To be involved in, and when required, assist the Day Centre Manager, by leading the monitoring of service users’ wellbeing, attending reviews and liaising with other professionals to ensure the package of care remains appropriate to their needs.
  5. To arrange, supervise and monitor day care centre activities designed to promote the physical and mental health of the service users, involving family and other carers wherever possible.
  6. To ensure the service users are properly transported to and from the day centre.
  7. To arrange, supervise and monitor the provision of lunches and other refreshments to service users.
  8. To ensure that a high standard of hygiene and a safe environment is maintained within the centre, its offices, kitchens, toilets, storerooms and vehicles, in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
  9. To ensure the proper handling of cash and other valuables in accordance with the procedures laid down by Age UK Manchester, and to ensure the completion of any necessary returns.
  10. To provide administrative support and statistical information in respect of the activities of the day centre and the Ageing Well work.

Person Specification

Assistant Centre Manager - Crossacres


Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have the following primary requirements.

  1. Honesty and integrity and a commitment to the mission of Age Concern including its Equal Opportunities policies.
  2. Ability to communicate simply and effectively orally and in writing, with people from a wide range of backgrounds, to understand the needs (often unspoken) of frail, older people and their carers, and to respond to those needs with sensitivity.
  3. Ability to work under pressure as a team member with self-assurance, self-confidence and a sense of humour, and to provide a cheerful and positive environment within which the wellbeing of Users can be promoted.
  4. At least 12 months experience of managing or supervising staff and volunteers.
  5. At least 12 months experience of working with older people in a community or residential setting.
  6. Ability to seek out and develop opportunities for partnership work with other agencies
  7. An understanding of the current Key Legislation and its impact on the development of Age UK Manchester’s Care Services.
  8. Ability to plan, implement and continually monitor a Package of Care for the individual client.
  9. Ability to plan and organise a programme of activities for older adults
  10. A willingness to obtain a Formal Education qualification in Care.
  11. An understanding of the problems in the lives of elderly people and those of their carers.
  12. Experience of administrative procedures including the control of financial payments and the collation of client statistical information for monitoring purposes.
  13. Ability to liaise in a professional manner with other agencies.
  14. Knowledge and experience of Health and Safety regulations.
  15. Knowledge and experience of administering first aid.

Preference will be given to candidates that can also demonstrate some or all of the following skills and experience:

  1. Knowledge and experience of mental health issues and of old age psychiatry.
  2. At least National Vocational Qualification Level 3/4 in Care (or equivalent).
  3. Proficient in the use of primary components of Microsoft Office and other data recording systems.
  4. A healthy personal lifestyle and attitude, able to set a good example to others.  All other things being equal, non-smokers will be given preference.
  5. A full, clean driver’s licence, preferably with a D1 as you will be expected to occasionally drive one of our mini-buses.

RELIEF DEPUTY SHOP MANAGER VACANCY
Primarily working from Withington and Chorlton shops

May be required to work at our other shops.
Please send an up to date CV or complete an application form and send to:  enquiries@ageukmanchester.org.uk

Application form

Job Description

Job Title:                   Deputy Shop Manager

Job Location:           Withington and Chorlton

Reporting to:            Shop Manager

Hours of Work:         5 days (35 hours per week) 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. over 6 days working Saturday on a rota basis

Salary:                       £14,299 increasing after successfully completing a 6 month probation period; plus bonus


PURPOSE OF JOB (as set out in the draft contract of employment)

  1. To assist the Manager generate income from the charity shop for the benefit of older people in the City of Manchester
  2. To be responsible for the management of a charity shop in the absence of the Shop Manager, including the supervision of volunteers, the management and pricing of the stock, and the taking of cash from sales.
  3. To ensure that the Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies of Age UK Manchester, as they apply to the shop situation, are adhered to.
  4. To work with other members of the team to improve the effectiveness of Age UK Manchester, providing relief cover for other members of the team when required.

TASKS

  1. Ensure the proper handling of cash and other valuables in accordance with the procedures laid down by Age UK Manchester.
  2. Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and a safe environment is maintained in all parts of the shop in accordance with the Health and Safety policy.
  3. Receive, sort and price all goods donated in accordance with the guidelines.
  4. Encourage sales of goods to the general public.
  5. Assist the Shop Manager in all aspects of retailing i.e. stock preparation, presentation and rotation.
  6. Ensure that adequate levels of first aid supplies are maintained.
  7. Assist with the generation of supplies of donated goods and ensure their acknowledgement as appropriate.
  8. Assist the Shop Manager in supporting and training shop volunteers in all aspects of retailing in accordance with their abilities.
  9. In the absence of the Shop Manager ensure the safety of all monies received until banked.
  10. In the absence of the Shop Manager be responsible for the payment of volunteers’ expenses.
  11. In the absence of the Shop Manager be responsible for petty cash and daily cash handling, reconciling any differences.
  12. In the absence of the Shop Manager ensure that all cash received is paid into the bank promptly and that petty cash is replenished as required.
  13. If required, assist on our delivery van, collecting and delivering goods to client’s homes

Person Specification

Relief Deputy and Shop Manager


Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have the following primary requirements:

  1. Honesty, integrity and a commitment to the mission of Age UK Manchester  including its equal opportunities policies.
  2. Ability to communicate simply and effectively, orally and in writing, with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  3. Ability to work under pressure as a team member with self-confidence, self-awareness and a sense of humour and to provide a cheerful positive environment.
  4. Basic, accurate record keeping abilities.
  5. Experience of handling petty cash systems and processing invoices.
  6. Ability to maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness.
  7. Ability to work flexibly and provide relief cover in all Age UK Manchester shops as required by the Retail Manager.
  8. Ability to work methodically to complete tasks.
  9. Ability to work on own initiative and with minimum supervision.
  10. Ability to lift on a frequent basis, items of various sizes.
  11. Good standard of numeracy.

Preference will be given to candidates that can also demonstrate some or all of the following skills and experience.

  1. Knowledge and experience of the Health and Safety regulations.
  2. A healthy personal lifestyle and attitude, able to set a good example to others. 
  3. Ability to drive and have a full driving license

Adviser speaking to client

Home Care

Age UK Manchester recruits dedicated, committed Home Carers to work in all areas of Manchester.

Successful applicants will care for older people in their own homes as part of a care plan intended to help the clients achieve maximum independence.

We are also looking for Home Care workers to work 35 hours per week in various locations.

For further information and an application form please click on the link below.

Home Carers - Crossacres - Covering Northenden and Wythenshawe

Applicants should hold a formal qualification in care or demonstrate a willingness to undertake training to at least NVQ Level II in Care.

Interested?

For further information for working in South Manchester - Covering Northenden & Wythenshawe, please contact Debbie Meek on telephone no. 0161 637 8898

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Home Carers - Openshaw Resource Centre

Applicants should hold a formal qualification in care or demonstrate a willingness to undertake training to at least NVQ Level II in Care.

Interested?

For further information for working in North, Central and East Manchester please contact Pam Bryan or Lisa Westwell on telephone no. 0161 914 9623

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