Rate of pay: £41,500 pa

Hours per week: 37

Location: Exminster

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract until 30th April 2023

Job Description: Head of Carers Services and Manager, Devon Carers

Westbank, a vibrant and respected Third Sector organisation, has an exciting opportunity for a manager to join its senior management team.

We have worked with adult and Young Carers since our foundation over thirty years ago; recently we were appointed as provider of the Caring Well in Devon and Devon Young Carers services, which are funded through to 2023. The main purpose of this job is to lead and manage the effective delivery of these two local authority contracts.

Together the two contracts have a budget in the order of £2.4 million, and about 85 staff are employed to deliver them. The Caring Well in Devon contract includes delivery of statutory social work functions delegated by the local authority.

For our Head of Carers Services and Manager Devon Carers we’re looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual with excellent knowledge of health and social care to lead and manage the effective delivery of these contracts.

In addition the postholder will be expected to:

  • identify opportunities to develop new services, including fundraising and tendering, to increase the overall range and sustainability of carers services (all currently delivered under the banner of Devon Carers);
  • act as a member of Westbank’s senior management team, taking the lead in agreed areas of activity across the whole organisation; and,
  • act as an ambassador and external representative for carers services and the wider work of Westbank.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Matthew Byrne, Head of Carers Services via Reception on 01392 824 752.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 30th July 2018.

Interviews will be held: Friday 3rd August 2018.

To apply

Please download an application form and return it to [email protected] Please use the supporting statement to evidence how you are suitable for the role. Please use the supporting statement to evidence how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the job description.

A DBS check is required for this role.