Location: Dereham, Norfolk

Salary: £32,000pa depending on experience

Hours of work:  Full Time, 37 hours per week

Reference: N261

It is a condition of employment for this position that you are fully vaccinated for Coronavirus (COVID-19), unless you are medically exempt.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to an offer of employment being confirmed.

In this role you will provide operational management and leadership for both our Dereham Campus, working in partnership with the Deputy Manager and Area Manager to ensure the provision of a safe, effective and quality service.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity and make a real difference to the lives of the people we support.  Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Your main duties will include:

  • Day to day responsibility for ensuring a high-quality person-centred approach in the delivery of care, in order to meet the needs of the people we support
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures are implemented effectively, and that best practice is always maintained
  • To work towards achieving CQC standards of excellence and ensure the safety of residents and staff
  • Supporting positive behaviour and good working practices at all times
  • Manage the financial budgeting of the service


  • Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, or willingness to work towards
  • Experience working in a similar role (residential services or autism / learning disability) and at a similar level (Deputy Manager level experience will be considered) in order to demonstrate relevant competence required for the role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current legislation and guidance for supporting people with autism
  • Ability to effectively lead and proactively manage resources and staff

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle for work purposes.

We have a clear pay progression structure and offer the following benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

In the first instance please send your application form and CV to [email protected] 

If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting a full application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if suitable applications are received.

If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting a full application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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