Registered Manager (Colchester)

Posted 31 May 2024
Salary £40,000 per annum
Business Area Support Services
Closing Date 28 June 2024

Job description

Vacancy Location: Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AX

Shifts: Full-time 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)

Salary: £40,000 per annum


About You

You’re a natural leader and organiser. You inspire your team to be the best they can be, and you’re warm and approachable too. Most of all you’re passionate, kind and resilient. These are our values and they’re at the heart of the way we do things. You’ll show your team our values in action and inspire and motivate them to do the same. With your experience in care and your passion for purpose, you can join our team and make a difference every day.


Who We Are 

We’re here to support people to flourish in a place they call home. We’re one of the largest providers of adult social care with over 4,000 colleagues supporting 1,300 people. Our approach is all about activities and co-production with the people we support. We work with them to design and plan what we do – so we can create the best experiences together.


We're very proud to be recognised as one of the best organisations to work in by ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024’.


And we’re on a mission to benefit even more people with our uncompromising quality of care and support. It’s the professional expertise and passion of our team that makes us different. We genuinely care and we love supporting people to set and then reach their goals. Because every person deserves the very best experience – every day.


This role is for our new Mental Health Service for complex needs. The service is currently undergoing a full refurbishment and will be a brand-new provision in the Essex area.


The service will support adults with complex mental health conditions in a residential service with multidisciplinary team input and support. The service will provide intensive short-term support to individuals with complex presentations and chaotic behaviour including personal care where required.


Role Overview

  • Reporting to the Area Manager you’ll be responsible for ensuring consistent and reliable care across the homes you are legally responsible for. You will support adults with complex mental health conditions.
  • You’ll make sure your team helps the people we support to safeguard and help to prevent relapse.
  • You’ll make sure your team follows our Quality Framework and the i statements that set out the way we deliver care and support.
  • You’ll ensure your service is a safe, effective, caring, responsive environment that’s well-led and operates in line with regulatory frameworks.
  • You will work to uphold our values and work in accordance with our leadership charter. This means being an authentic leader, delivering our strategy and embracing change, taking responsibility for managing resources and working positively with stakeholders.
  • You will be accountable for the agreed delivery of hours for each service and ensure that the budgeted income and commercial performance levels are met within those services. The ability to creatively manage resources across the services is a key requirement of the role.

Some outcomes you will be working towards in the service are:

  • People have good physical and mental health
  • Individuals with mental health needs recover to the point that they can live independently or achieve their maximum level of independence and live a meaningful life as defined by them within their support plan
  • Individuals are supported to maximise their potential in Education and Employment
  • Individuals are able to access social networks and feel a connection to their local community or the community they want to be part of
  • Individuals are supported to determine and achieve their outcomes


If you’re ready for a job that can truly make a difference and you’re up for a challenge, then this is the team for you.

The main skills and experience for this role


  • Previous management experience in a mental health setting
  • Able to respond appropriately to mental health relapse and safeguarding concerns
  • Good partnership working across Multi-disciplinary teams
  • Flexible – able to respond to the needs of the service
  • Resilient – able to work in complex environments
  • Skilled at promoting recovery, independence and social inclusion
  • Excellent communicator with both the people we support and stakeholders
  • Good general education.
  • Confident IT user.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework of the service provision including the Care Standards Act 2000, CQC, Health and Social Care Act.
  • Mandatory training qualifications e.g. fire safety, first aid, food hygiene, manual handling, and Health and Safety awareness
  • Satisfactory Police Check and check against the ISA List (where applicable).
  • Knowledge and commitment regarding Equal Opportunities
  • Honesty, reliability, trustworthiness and a passion to make a difference.
  • A commitment to undertake training and development as required.
  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of the service and of Ivolve.
  • Ability to carry out spot checks as required at various times including days and evenings.
  • RQF Level 3 or above in Health and Social Care.


  • RQF Level 5 in social care (or must be willing to work towards and achieve a minimum of Level 5 within a given timescale).
  • Previous experience creating rotas and managing commissioned hours.
  • Knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework.
  • Driver or good access to various transport to support moving between locations and ability to attend required meetings.

How we will support you

We go beyond expectations for our colleagues as well as the people we support. Our reward package includes much more than pay, 5.6 weeks annual leave, flexible working hours and pension.

Your birthday off with pay and there is a £300 refer a friend scheme too!

Industry-leading recognition

  • Colleague Lotto – giving everyone the opportunity to win great cash prizes.
  • Prize winning Scratchcards aligned with values in action!
  • We recognise our Colleagues who go above and beyond – our ‘Heroes’ are nominated by colleagues for quarterly and annual awards.
  • Loyalty Scheme recognising colleagues at work anniversaries.

Social Well being

  • Award-winning App for news and info.
  • Internal social media.
  • Team communities.

 Financial Well being

  • Discounts include high street, supermarkets, flash sales, gym memberships and more.
  • Blue Light discount programme, funded by us.
  • Salary Finance scheme for lower cost loans and to save for special occasions or rainy days.
  • Government mileage rates if you need to travel.

Emotional Well being

  • Free well being App.
  • Practical advice covering things like consumer rights, anxiety, childcare and more.

 Training and development to reach your potential

  • Learning journey that grows with you to reach care worker standards.
  • Specialist skills training including Autism, Dementia and Mental Health.
  • Career pathways that include flexible apprenticeships and nationally recognised qualifications.
  • Cover the cost of relevant professional memberships.

5 more reasons to work with Ivolve.

  1. Our people are pretty fabulous. We take pride and pleasure in helping others to flourish.
  2. There’s a great energy across the business and a strong sense of teamwork.
  3. Very few jobs have such an impact on people’s lives – we bring joy to people every day.
  4. We have a proud history, we’re a big organisation of over 3,600 colleagues supporting over 1,100 people.
  5. We build and nourish relationships with the people we support.