General Manager

Location: Gloucestershire communities, Forest of Dean

Salary: circa £50,000 depending upon experience

Application Deadline: 16/12/2019

Camphill Village Trust is pleased to advertise a rare opportunity to become a full-time General Manager based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. This post will oversee two communities (Oaklands Park and Grange Village) and one smaller outreach community support service; all three are within a few miles of each other.

The overall service supports around 90 people with a learning disability and provides approximately 1,800 commissioned hours of care and support per week.

Both communities are in rural settings and are close to the village of Newnham on Severn. Our outreach service is based in the nearby village of Lydney. The communities are in beautiful settings, with gardens and farmland totalling circa 200 acres. Both housing and day opportunities facilities are contained within the communities.

We’re proud to host lots of events within our communities from communal lunches, village gatherings and activities that promote and support people to be as independent as they can be. We place a strong emphasis on supporting each other and accessing the wider community.

The communities offer a wide range of day opportunities, which are available to people we support and also those living in the local community. They allow people to engage in meaningful activities which promote development and independence. As well as day opportunities within the Gloucestershire Communities, we also have a range of day opportunities at nearby Taurus Crafts, which is also part of Camphill Village Trust’s estate.

The Gloucestershire Communities were recently inspected by CQC and maintained their overall ‘Good’ rating. The service is registered as Oaklands Park Domiciliary Service and you can read the report here. Our internal quality team is continuously striving to make improvements to drive up quality standards for the people we support. Two of our other communities recently received ‘Outstanding’ in the responsiveness standard and our ambition is for all of our communities to join them and then move forward to achieve an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating.

If this sounds exciting to you, and you have the skills, experience and passion to help us achieve our ambitious vision, we look forward to hearing from you.

As a member of the leadership team, you will engage in new and upcoming projects to drive up quality standards and contribute to Camphill Village Trust’s bold strategy and vision that reaches out to more people, builds new connections while remaining sustainable within the sector’s financial context.

What we need from you

To be successful in this role you will need experience of managing care and support services, but this is just the starting point. You will be a confident leader that can motivate your team to deliver high-quality services and have the creativity to see beyond the norm. The people we support will be at the heart of what you believe and do – ensuring a life of opportunity. Communicating and managing change will be part of your strengths to deliver the change agenda in line with the strategic direction of the Trust.

For an informal conversation about the role, please email Janine Moorcroft, Director of Care and Support, at janine.moorcroft@cvt.org.uk to arrange a phone call.

Closing Date:          Monday 16 December 2019, by 12.00 noon

Interview Date:       Monday 6 January or Tuesday 7 January 2020

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