Deputy Service Manager

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £33,486 - £37,568 per annum

Fixed Term 12 Months

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a developing service which supports individuals, to promote, develop and sustain their independence. Enabling individuals in all aspects of daily living such as the use of assistive technology, teaching new ways and techniques . Building on individuals’ strengths, working towards goals to maximise their independence. .

The post holder will be responsible for leading, developing and managing the service on a day-to-day basis under the direction of the Deputy Community Service Manager. You will be responsible for the line management of staff including supervision, appraisal, and identifying training and development needs. You will offer support and guidance to staff on an individual basis so that they are skilled and empowered to contribute to the meet the persons outcomes and goals. You will be ensuring the team carry out appropriate assessments on individuals to identify their longer-term social care needs.

To succeed in this role, you will have demonstrable experience of leading and managing service change 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.  You will be supporting the service to integrate with other short-term services provided by Torbay and South Devin NHS trust.

A key requirement of the role is to build and maintain effective relationships with individuals, carers, providers, commissioners, health and social care staff, and the wider community.

There will be a requirement to work with other short term service managers across the two organisations and to deputise for the deputy community service manager. .

If you are committed to maximising a person's potential and believe you have what we are looking for, we want to hear from you!


  • 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. 
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. More information can be found on ourEquality and Diversity webpages
  • 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 LocationDevonTorridge
  • Work Postcode

    TQ12 4PH

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £33,486 - £37,568 per annum

  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours


  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required