Vacancy with L'Arche in Kent

Deputy Locality Leader

Being part of L’Arche is more than a job – it’s a way of life!

L’Arche Kent is an expanding, vibrant charity which supports people with learning disabilities to build networks of friendship and mutual support.

We provide high quality, home based, person centred, individually tailored care and support. We are looking for a Deputy Locality Leader who is passionate about people with learning disabilities. If you would like to make a difference in people’s lives, have experience working with people with learning disabilities and believe you have the right values for the organisation, we would love to hear from you!

Successful applicant will:

  • Preferably have experience of leadership and management
  • Understand the importance of supporting people with dignity and respect
  • Be willing to work with a flexible, person centred approach
  • Be a good communicator
  • Have energy, initiative and motivation
  • Desirably hold a clean driving licenceHours will include evenings and weekends.

We offer:

  • 28 days holiday, increasing to 33 days after completion of 1 year of service.
  • Excellent training, induction and support for the role will be given on commencement of employment.
  • 4 practice reflection days in a calendar year
  • Mentoring

Deadline for applications is Monday, 21st November. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 24th November.
Positions are subject to a DBS check at the enhanced level and references.

For more Information and an application pack
Tel: 01227 643025

Vacancy with L'Arche in Bognor Regis

Deputy House Leader in Zacchaeus House

L'Arche Bognor Regis is a vibrant, growing, intentional, ecumenical Christian community of people with and without learning disabilities who live and work together. We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy House Leader in Zacchaeus House.

The current people with learning disabilities living in the house expressed a desire to have someone "caring, kind and helpful", who "does the job properly", someone who can be "helpful" and who "wants to go with us on the house retreat"; someone who is "responsible" and who can "keep track of the diary". Could this be you?

The person applying for the deputy house leader role may either live in as part of the community (board and lodging provided free of charge), or take on the role as a 'live out' post. The salary for the posts are £4,800-£5,200 (live in) or £8.32ph-£8.87ph (live out). Previous experience and qualifications will be taken into consideration.

The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and managing alongside the house leader one of our residential care homes. With the house leader they will be responsible for supervising and managing a team, overseeing the support of five people with learning disabilities enabling them to live full lives, and for nurturing the community life of the house. The deputy house leader is directly accountable to the House Leader in terms of line management, and more widely to the broader L'Arche Bognor Community, to the family members of the people with disabilities living in the house, to funding authorities, and to the Care Quality Commission as the relevant inspectorate.

Completed applications must be received by Monday 5 December 2016, 9am.

For more information and an application pack contact:

Carmen Benea
L'Arche Bognor Regis
51 Aldwick Road
Bognor Regis
PO21 2NJ

Tel: 01243 872081

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