Assistant Manager – Permanent

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Assistant Manager
  • Job Location:                     Oakley Adults Day Services Centre
  • Salary:                               £34,834 – £38,223 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent  
  • Closing Date:                     21/04/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8665 
  • This post is not open to job share

Supporting someone to regain their confidence and independence.

Making them feel important. This is why we do it. This is why we care. As part of our Adult Social Care team, amazing moments like these will be part of daily life as you support those who need us most. With an array of brilliant benefits – including an employee assistance programme, tax-free childcare, cycle to work scheme and staff discounts – you’ve got a rewarding role in every sense.

Please, watch our short video “Adult Social Care Inhouse Team” that will give you an idea of what it’s like to work in our Adult Social Care team.


About the role:


We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Manager who is able to encourage a workplace culture based on respect and dignity for those in need of care and support. As an assistant manager within Gloucestershire County Council Day care services you will report to the Day Centre  Manager and hold day-to-day responsibility for ensuring that services offered are caring, safe, effective, well-led and responsive. You will achieve this through engaging with those who access our services and through line management of the staff team. As an assistant manager you will also support the manager with quality assurance and auditing work, alongside participating in appropriate project work.


The Oakley Day Centre is purpose built day service for adults with learning disabilities. It is run as a needs led service, with activities being planned using information gathered through Person Centred Plans. Examples of current activities are swimming, art, relaxation. In this role, you will be able to demonstrate experience of working with adults with learning disabilities.


The Woodlands is an independent service situated in the grounds of Oakley Adults Day Services Centre in Cheltenham. It is a purpose built day service for adults with learning disabilities including Autism, complex needs and behaviours that can challenge, individuals who may not integrate as well in your traditional social environments. There are many aims to this service particularly maximising service user choice, independence, and inclusion.  In this role, you will be able to demonstrate experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, complex needs, and challenging behaviours.


Our Services are continuously evolving, and as such, this role and related responsibilities may be subject to minor change. Please email ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion.


About you:


Working at NVQ Level 3 means that health and or social care experience is required and management experience is desirable, but above all we want someone that shares in our values, which are:


  • a commitment to quality and being the best we can
  • treating the people we support with compassion
  • showing dignity and respect to the people that they will be working with
  • having trust and respect for all members of our team


Our values are at the heart of everything we do and how we treat each other. They provide essential guiding principles about the way that we work and set the tone for our culture, and identify what we, as an organisation, care about:

  • Accountability – we do what we say we will
  • Integrity – we are honest, fair and speak up
  • Empowerment – we enable communities and colleagues to be the best they can
  • Respect – we value and listen to each other
  • Excellence – we continually improve through listening, learning and innovation


If you hold the same behaviours and approach, then we want to hear from you! In exchange, we will provide you with full training and support to help you succeed in your role.


About us:

It’s a fantastic time to join Gloucestershire County Council, as we transform our Adult Social Care services. Through our team, we’re helping people with increasingly complex needs to remain independent and have a say in how they live. To succeed, we need people who’ll go the extra mile to see others well and happy and give families peace of mind. People who know that caring is the most rewarding feeling around.


Join us, and you’ll have a great opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives. It’s a chance to help us take our service to new heights. And we’ll say thank you with a range of excellent benefits as well as the training and support to develop your career. We genuinely care about our colleagues and support their wellbeing.


As part of the rewards package you will receive when working with us, Gloucestershire County Council provides the following in return for your hard work:

  • Regular formal and informal support
  • Safe, supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • An investment into your professional development, including career pathways, mandatory training and additional topical bi-annual workshops.
  • Annual leave up to 30.5 days after 5 years employment
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff discount scheme that offers access to great savings including discounts with major supermarket chains and high street retailers
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C’s apply)
  • GCC’s Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme


Apply now:

Please write your application with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria in the Job Profile which you will find in the Additional Information section below. This should include examples of why you should be considered; and the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.


All applications are welcome to visit the Oakley and the Prestbury Day Centre please contact ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion or visit.


Or click “Apply” today!

Additional Information:

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:

Assistant Manager Day Service Job Profile

This Position is subject to a DBS check.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early due to the volume of applications received and / or due to the needs of the service. The advert will be open for a minimum of 7 calendar days. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

Before you apply -
Register now and turn on alerts for jobs like this!

By registering you agree to our terms and conditions.

No thanks, continue to apply