Job Title: Locality Manager – Eastern Region
Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week
Job Status: Permanent
Location: Eastern Region covering Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire
Salary: £46,072.48 per annum
Closing Date: 6th December 2021 - 16:30
Interview Date: 20th December 2021
Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce.
Our practical support helps leaders and managers recruit, develop, and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.
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Skills for Care has an exciting opportunity for a Locality Manager to join our Eastern Region team covering 5 Local Authority areas, Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough, Luton, Milton Keynes and Hertfordshire. You will need to live within these areas or within close access and travelling distance.
About the role
This is a unique Social Care role where you will be working directly with social care sector employers as well as a wide range of other partners within the local health and care systems as the public face of Skills for Care. You will liaise with a wide range of stakeholders for example, registered care providers, local authorities, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), User Led Organisations (ULOs) and health organisations. This is a great role for a team player, with a real passion for the social care sector who wants to make a real difference in the work they do both strategically and operationally. Using your knowledge and experience you will have the opportunity to develop this role at a local level and contribute to developments potentially both regionally and nationally.
We are looking for a creative, confident, and capable individual with a good knowledge and understanding of the adult social care sector. You should be skilled in rapport building, presenting, group facilitation and negotiation. Ideally will also be well versed in workforce development and ready to make a significant impact in the area.
This will involve extensive networking, requiring outstanding interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, a dynamic personality and proven ability to translate customer requirements into measurable actions through effective project management.
We are also looking for someone who is a genuine team player to support the Eastern region Area teams achievement of its business and area objectives.
More details about the post
This post will primarily cover five Local Authority areas within the Eastern Region. We are currently working virtually but in future the role may also involve travel within these areas and also regionally/nationally when required.
If you are interested in this role, please visit the website for the full job description. You can also contact the Head of Area, Lee Mummery at for more information or to arrange an informal discussion about the role.
At Skills for Care we are passionate about our workforce becoming more representative of the society we support, this includes all equality characteristics such as age, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief. This lived experience from a diverse group of people helps us in all the work that we do and ultimately supports the social care sector to provide the best quality care. We recognize that sometimes an individual’s impairment can mean that some adjustments to our recruitment and selection process would be welcomed. Please contact our HR team to discuss any adjustments that you may need.
A DBS check is not required for these roles. Candidates will be asked to disclose any unspent criminal convictions as part of the recruitment process however this will not form part of the initial application stage