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About SLSW
Is an award winning, friendly and dynamic social care charity operating Shared Lives services in the South West. SLSW recruits, trains and supports individuals and families (Shared Lives Carers) who can offer accommodation and support for adults with care and support needs within their home, enabling the person to share in family life and be involved in the local community. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We need
We are looking for a positive, solution focused and highly motivated finance professional to deliver business and finance functions as part of an energetic people-orientated organisation.

You need to have
Sound financial knowledge, experience of working in a senior leadership team, be able to lead, motive and inspire others. You will also need a passion and enthusiasm for helping others to achieve their potential and engage with our strategic vision.

We offer…
A rewarding and diverse role that is more than just finance, the opportunity to use your business and finance skills to enrich the lives of the people we support, a positive and supportive team environment, clearly defined salary progression, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a contributory pension, as well as training and development opportunities.

We welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background, and welcome applications from people who hold these identities.

Closing date for applications is: 5pm on Thursday 18th November 2021.
Interviews are likely to be held over the 24th, 25th and 26th November 2021.
Confirmation will be given to candidates following application deadline and shortlisting.

Business and Finance Leader- Job Description

Business and Finance Leader- Person Specification

Business and Finance Leader- Information for candidates

Business and Finance Leader- Application form

Trustee Vacancy (Treasurer)

 

  • Are you an experienced finance professional, interested in social care, a strategic thinker, able to analyse complex information, and able to contribute to rational decision making? 
  • Do you want to join the Board of a forward-thinking charity with high standards and achievements?

Shared Lives South West (SLSW) is seeking a new trustee to fulfil the role of treasurer who will add to the broad range of skills and expertise in our existing Board.

About SLSW

SLSW recruits, trains and supports individuals and families (Shared Lives Carers) who can offer accommodation and support for adults with care and support needs within their home, enabling the person to share in family life and be involved in the local community. This is known as Shared Lives.

SLSW are a well-established and financially robust charity, with healthy reserves, good governance oversight, and long-term local authority contracts as the sole provider of Shared Lives services in the Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.  Alongside the provision of funded care and support services, we also support 300+ adults with managing their benefits through a Corporate Appointeeship service.

Role summary

Our trustees work as a team. We seek trustees who can contribute their expertise, thoughts and opinions as well as caring deeply about people. Trustees are expected to understand our aims and vision and to participate in providing high standards of governance and strategic direction.

The treasurer will work closely with the leadership team to oversee good financial performance, robust financial reporting, production of annual reports with auditors, effective management of our Corporate Appointeeship services, and have opportunities to contribute to the planning and funding of exciting development projects.

Further information is available in the Charity Commission guidance – The Essential Trustee.

What difference will you make?

We are an innovative charity that seeks a strong governing board, to ensure we can continue making a positive difference to the lives of the individuals and families we support.

What’s in it for you?

You will help enrich the lives of people we support by becoming a part of this friendly charity known for providing high quality support to people as recognised by our recent “Outstanding” CQC award. You stand to also enrich your own life through the empowering and satisfying sector of volunteering as well as having access to training and development opportunities through Shared Lives South West.

We welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background and welcome applications from people who hold these identities.

 

For a detailed role profile and information on how to apply, email our People Team Assistant on cwaring@sharedlivessw.org.uk

Closing date for applications is: 9 November 2021.

Message from the Chair

Trustee- Application Form

Trustee- Information for trustees

Trustee- Person Specification

Trustee- Role Profile

Funding and Benefits Officer

Shared Lives South West: Is an award winning, friendly and dynamic social care charity operating Shared Lives services in the South West. We recruit, train and support Carers who offer accommodation and care for vulnerable adults in their home, enabling the person to share in family life, develop skills and maintain their independence.  We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC.

 

The Role: As a Shared Lives Funding and Benefits Officer you will manage an allocated caseload for those living in our long-term services by providing benefit maximisation, financial assessment and corporate appointee ship services. You will also support the team in wider management of benefit and funding issues. The role is based in our head office in Kingsteignton, Devon, but will include travel around the South West.

 

About you: We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with us and the people we support, and who has previous experience of working within welfare benefits, particularly with benefits agencies and local authorities. You must be a positive, solution focused and highly motivated individual who strives for excellence in their work.

 

We offer: A rewarding role that enriches the lives of the people we support, purpose and autonomy in the role to make a major impact on how the organisation operates, a positive and supportive team environment, clearly defined salary progression, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a contributory pension, as well as training & development opportunities.

 

We welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background, and welcome applications from people who hold these identities.

 

For an application pack please contact cwaring@sharedlivessw.org.uk or download the pack below.

 

Closing date for applications: 5:00 pm on 7 November 2021.

Interviews will be held on 15 November 2021 in our Devon office.

 

 

Funding and Benefits Officer- Job Description

Funding and Benefits Officer- Person Specification

Funding and Benefits Officer- Information for candidates

Funding and Benefits Officer- Application Form

Shared Lives Coordinator 

Shared Lives South West: Is an award winning, friendly and dynamic social care charity operating Shared Lives services in the South West. We recruit, train and support Carers who offer accommodation and care for vulnerable adults in their home, enabling the person to share in family life, develop skills and maintain their independence.  We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC.

 

The Role: As a Shared Lives Coordinator you will support a caseload of Shared Lives Carers through telephone and home visits, managing complex problems in relation to the placements. You will undertake assessments of applicants wishing to become Shared Lives Carers and support the introductory process whilst liaising with relevant agencies, family members and individuals. The role is based in our head office in Scorrier, Cornwall, but will include travel around the South West.

 

About you: We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with us and the people we support, and who has previous experience of working within a regulated care provider or commissioning authority. You must be a positive, solution focused and highly motivated individual who strives for excellence in their work.

 

We offer: A rewarding role that enriches the lives of the people we support, purpose and autonomy in the role to make a major impact on how the organisation operates, a positive and supportive team environment, clearly defined salary progression, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a contributory pension, as well as training & development opportunities.

 

We welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background, and welcome applications from people who hold these identities.

 

For an application pack please contact cwaring@sharedlivessw.org.uk or download the pack at www.sharedlivessw.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 25th October 2021.

Interviews will be held on and over 1st & 2nd November virtually and in our Cornwall office.

 

Shared Lives Coordinator-Job Description

Shared Lives Coordinator-Person Specification

Shared Lives Coordinator-Information for Candidates

Shared Lives Coordinator-Application Form

 

 

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