Service Manager, Workbridge

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Leadership and Management
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £27,000 - £32,000 (Depending on Experience)

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Service Manager, Business and Product Development - Workbridge

Salary: £27,000 - £32,000 Per Annum (Depending on Experience)

Do you want to work in a highly motivated, closely knit and committed team who are dedicated to supporting patients and community service users during their journeys of recovery?  Do you want to work in a role that provides variety, exciting challenges and the guarantee that you can go home knowing you have made a positive difference to someone’s life? 

About Workbridge

Workbridge offers a vocational pathway for people with mental illness, learning disabilities, ASD and brain injuries, in which they can gain valuable work skills and build confidence.  We offer a unique environment, allowing our service users to develop their skills in a supported setting across eighteen departments with three of those being open to the public in the form of a small café, garden centre and charity shop. Our service users learn work and life skills that are not only meaningful, but also essential to the day-to-day running of Workbridge. We encourage independence, respect, teamwork and trust. We help to build skills, knowledge & self-esteem in a supportive environment.

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic, proactive and highly motivated individual to join our small team of Service Managers. Reporting to the Head of Workbridge, this Service Manager role will have specific focus on growing local business relationships and product development.

The role will focus specifically on:

  • Line management and personal development for a team of Vocational Skills Instructors and Employment Support.
  • Working with St Andrew’s patients and/or community service users to provide support and guidance.
  • Growing income, awareness and managing costs of seven departments at Workbridge.
  • Retaining, developing and growing working partnerships with local businesses and employers.
  • Leading on a training and development programme for our Vocational Skills Instructors and Employment Support team.
  • Completing month end processes
  • Working alongside internal partners (such as HR, Marketing, Communication, Finance) to work towards the overall Workbridge goals.

Who are we looking for?

We would like to receive applications from people with excellent communication and organisation skills and who have a proven successful record of business and/or product development. We are looking for someone who can work autonomously or as part of a team and has a passion for developing others.

The ability to empathise a build and rapport with our service users is essential.

The successful candidate will have a strong financial understanding of managing budgets.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in and you believe you have the expertise and skills, we’d love to hear from you.  We are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual, with an interest in working within mental health and vocational rehabilitation at Workbridge. You would need to be proactive, flexible and passionate about delivering high standards in all that you do.

If you would like more information please contact Helen Wright, Head of Workbridge on 07973 800631 or by email  hejwright@standrew.co.uk

Closing date: Sunday 18th August 2019

1st interviews being held on: Friday 6th September

2nd interviews being held on: w/c 16th September