Day Opportunities Manager (Maternity Cover)

Location: Newnham, Gloucestershire

Salary: £26,522

Application Deadline: 12/01/2020

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to join on a fixed-term contract and assist with help with the continued success of Camphill Village Trust in Gloucestershire.

As the Day’s Opportunities Manager, you will be leading a team of up to 6 employees (Workshop Leaders) across the local communities. Your key focus will be to ensure that the highest standards of service are provided to the people we support.

The areas of the Trust that you will be responsible for include;

  • Social Care Farm
  • Therapeutic Gardens
  • Pottery & Bakery
  • Wood Workshop
  • Crafts & Weavery

Through effective marketing and promotion, budgeting and financial management, your organisational and people management skills will be key to ensuring the continued successful running of the Camphill Village Trust.

About us

Camphill Village Trust is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning and other disabilities. We provide housing, care, support and day opportunities to people with learning and other difficulties. We support people to be safe, healthy, happy and to be active citizens living a life of opportunity.  We provide housing, care, support and day opportunities.

Our communities are based in beautiful semi-rural locations in Newnham, Gloucestershire where 99 people are being supported.

What we provide

We provide a full induction and free training.  We will support you to obtain the Care Certificate when you first join us and to obtain further professional qualifications later if you want to do so.

We offer great benefits, which include 33 days holiday, an opportunity to ‘cash in’ 1 week’s leave a year and an employee assistance scheme, that is also available to your immediate family. Free on-site parking is available. More details are available on our website www.camphillvilllagetrust.org.uk.

What we need from you


You will have prior experience working with people with support needs, managing a team and a good understanding of budgets.

You will need a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, as you may be required to drive Camphill Village Trust’s vehicles.


Ideally, you will hold a qualification in Leadership and Management.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right one for you, click Apply and complete the short online application form. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

We will not wait until the closing date to arrange interviews, so if we have filled the vacancy before the advertised closing date we will close this advert early.

Successful applicants for this role will require an Enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. We will undertake checks of successful candidates before starting work, which will include an Enhanced DBS check.  For more details please see our webpage on the recruitment process.

If you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us on 01594 516246.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mark Waldie, General Manager or Clare Bond, Day Opportunities Manager on 01594 516551 until 19th December 2019 and then from 6th January 2020.

Closing Date: 12 January 2020

Interview Date: 22 January 2020

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Day Opportunities Manager (Maternity Cover)