Deputy Enabling Manager (Ref.3460)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £24,432 - £27,514 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Deputy  Enabling Manager Reaching for Independence

Based in East Devon


Are you looking for a change of direction?

Are you looking for a career with ongoing professional development?

Are you looking to inspire others?

Are you looking to help others to achieve their ambitions?

If the answer is “yes”  then this is the role for you, and we want to hear from you.


Reaching for Independence is a dynamic short-term service which promotes independence, self-confidence, and wellbeing and inclusion. We work with  people from  aged 17 years to  age of 65 years plus.

We build on an individuals’ strengths, aspirations, and goals  using a solution focussed approach and strength- based practice.  We work closely with individuals and their families/carers and support network  to achieve their goals.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in a developing service which supports individuals with short or long-term conditions to promote, develop and sustain their independence, enabling individuals in all aspects of daily living such as:

  • The use of Assistive Technology,
  • Employment,
  • Education,
  • Health and wellbeing.
  • Building on individuals’ local community resources, strengths,  aspirations and goals is at the heart of reaching for independence.
  • You will be assessing the needs of individuals to enable you to complete care act compliant reviews.


As a deputy manager you  will be responsible for developing and managing the service on a day-to-day basis co -working with another deputy manager and  under the direction of the Reaching for Independence Enabling Manager. There will be a requirement to deputise for the Manager in their absence.

 You will be responsible for premises management for the two office bases, in Honiton and Exmouth, the line management of staff, offering supervisions and appraisals and identifying training and development needs. The role also involves triaging referrals and managing an efficient workflow and setting targets for staff.  .  

To succeed in this role, you will have demonstrable experience of leading and managing service delivery and developing a diverse staff team in similar services and settings, good observational, recording and communication skills.  You will need to be dynamic, resilient, forward thinking, and able to work in a changing environment with the ability to multitask.  

A key requirement of the role is to build and maintain effective relationships with individuals, parents, carers, providers, commissioners, and the wider community,  working alongside Community Health and Social Care teams and other professional agencies.


Working in Adult Social Care you will:

  • Work with colleagues who are passionate about improving the lives of people we work with in our communities.
  • Be part of a strong, professional organisation and play an active role within a supportive team.
  • Have access to attractive terms and conditions, including membership of Local government pension schemes.
  • Be working for an employer with a real commitment to Equal opportunities and inclusivity in the workplace.


Devon County Council values the benefits of having a diverse workforce and is committed to providing equal opportunities and an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work including hybrid working and part-time or condensed hours.

We particularly encourage applications from men, disabled people and people with Asian, Black or other ethnically diverse heritage, who are currently under-represented in the team.

This post requires the ability to travel.


If you are dedicated to enabling people to live their best life and believe you have what we are looking for, we encourage you to call us, if you wish to discuss the role further. Please contact:

Alison Dandridge Team Manager for East Devon: 07814 861779

Rachael Moxon Team Manager for Exeter:  07966 990731

Steve Robinson Eastern Resource manager : 0787 0681446 


  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on ourEquality and Diversity webpages.  
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. 
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. 
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure. 

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationEast DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX14 1NH

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £24,432 - £27,514 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required