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Do you have experience of managing a supported living service for adults with learning disabilities? We are currently recruiting for an experienced Scheme Manager in Saffron Walden, Essex

Supported Living Manager required to run  a 24-hour supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities. We need a manager who will lead a small team to embed their person-centred and positive behaviour support (PBS) approaches, to ensure  their  customers live an independent, active, quality lifestyle. Working a 37 hour week.  Role is based in Saffron Walden, Essex

  To be successful in the role you will also have:

  • Previous experience managing supported living services with a good understanding of learning disabilities and positive behaviour support
  • Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated experience of motivating, managing and developing staff
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build relationships and work in partnership with relevant stakeholders
  • A flexible and positive approach to work with excellent organisational skills
  • Experience and knowledge of Safeguarding, lone working and health and safety requirement
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or willing to work towards

You will be joining a department which scored a trust rating of 78% from their recent Great Places to Work survey, with 88% of their staff also saying that they have been put first during the Coronavirus pandemic. They are delighted with their Great Places to Work survey results. Considering care and support is often a stressful sector to work in, they are extremely proud of this feedback.

 Being part of a large housing association means that you have the opportunity of career progression throughout the organisation. Many of their employees move to positions across other parts of the business such as customer service, human resources or housing. So, joining them means that you are joining a company that offers a range of career development opportunities.

 You will be employed by an organisation that has achieved a Gold Investors in People Award

 In addition to this the successful candidate will have access to their full suite of benefits, including:

  •  24 days annual leave increasing to 29 days after 3 years continuous service
  • Excellent Pension scheme and non-contributory life assurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Annual performance related bonus scheme
  • One off spot bonuses. If you go out of your way to embed their values, they will reward you.
  • Advantage Discount Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

For this post the successful candidate will need to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) to enable them to work within the team.

Experience in a similar role  is essential.

For further information apply today or contact Kim Baker, ENS Recruitment Westcliff.

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What people are saying about ENS

I feel I would like to give a positive review on working for ENS in any care capacity. I joined at the start of December 2015 and have been offered enough work to fit around my own needs and other commitments. The work has been varied and I received good information prior to the visit. The excellent dedicated back office support staff and they clearly understand their clients’ needs which are aligned to the qualities of the Support Workers, this helps builds the relationship.

While there is a need for help at short notice to meet the company needs I have been further impressed to have good notice of most of the work intended. My role has been largely Community Support but I have worked with our Residential team and clearly there is plentiful work again with helpful support.

In my dealings with the company I have found the ENS team to be helpful and approachable and need to reiterate how impressed I have been. Thank you to all involved.


A big thank you to you and all of the booking team that have put up with me over the months and helped me get an amazing full time job, Thank you :)


Maria Meddle (ENS Senior Recruitment & Compliance Officer), I would like to use this opportunity to say a big thank you for taking your good time in dealing with my application. Thank you Maria once again for helping me get out of unemployment, I sincerely appreciate all the effort and support you gave me during this period.