Assistant Manager – Weavers Lodge


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Assistant Manager – Weavers Lodge

Weavers Lodge, Castle Cary

Adult Residential & Respite Care - LD

Salary £27,000 - £30,000 per annum

Full time

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Please return your completed application form to: Autonomy Care Group,  67 Roundpond, Melksham, Wiltshire  SN12 8EB.

Weavers Lodge is a specialised brand new Residential and Respite service in Castle Cary, Somerset, for adults who have learning disabilities and complex needs, including behaviours that may challenge.

The bespoke service will comprise of a 6 bed residential service and a 2 bed respite service within the same building. Development is underway and your role will initially involve supporting the service manager with the set-up of the new service and in the overall running of the day to day operations of the home thereafter.  

Join us and you can expect

  • Salary £27,000 - £30,000
  • Paid break
  • 6 weeks annual leave


  • Supportive Management team
  • Full time mental health first aiders who are there for you when you need them
  • Auto Enrolment Pension
  • Long service awards
  • 24 hour confidential employee advice line
  • Access to blue light card discounts 

Working Hours

  • 40 hours per week, flexibility required
  • undertaking support shifts in line with the needs of the business
  • Participating in on-call essential.

Training and Development

  • Funded apprenticeships and diplomas
  • Accredited Positive Behaviour Management Training
  • Mandatory Training Provided

Job description

  • Overseeing the day to day running of the care service
  • Creating and managing the staff rota
  • Creating and maintaining care plans
  • Conducting quality assurance audits 
  • Leading and managing staff so they can perform their roles safely and to the best of their ability

About You

You will have

  • Strong leadership skills, promote a positive culture
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a senior role
  • Experience of supporting individuals and teams through the effective use of behavioural support
  • Strong communication skills
  • QCF Level 3 or equivalent achieved
  • Strong numeracy, literacy and computer skills
  • A broad knowledge of learning disabilities

We are looking for people who are:

  • Caring and respectful enabling the people we support to have a high quality of life and make their own decisions
  • Flexible and adaptable will to go the extra mile to make a positive difference to someone’s life
  • Enthusiastic with excellent communication skills committed to developing positive working relationships
  • Positive, fun-loving, with a good sense of humour

Safeguarding Commitment

We are committed to the safety and well-being of the individuals who use our services and promote safer recruitment practices.
If you do not disclose something in your application that could prevent you working with children or vulnerable adults, this could result in you being referred to the police and/or DBS as it is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children and/or vulnerable adults to apply for a role in a regulated activity.
If you have made a declaration in relation to a conviction that does not threaten the safety of the vulnerable people, we support we will consider your application and explore further during the recruitment process.

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.