Short Breaks Deputy Operations Manager

City of Westminster, London (Greater)
£32,592 - £46,347
08 Feb 2019
03 Mar 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Short Breaks Deputy Operations Manager

Westminster City Council

£32,592 - £46,347

About Us

Westminster is a borough laden with charm and opportunity. Every day, a million people flock to the area to enjoy iconic destinations such as Soho and China Town. And while we are keen to make the area as tourist-friendly as possible with facilities catering for every level of ability and life-need, so too are we committed to supporting our local residents. Our Bi-Borough Disabled Children Team are central to this mission. Currently in the midst of an exciting period of expansion, they are looking for someone who shares their passion for devising innovative solutions for children and their families.

The Role

Known here as the Bi Borough Operations Deputy, you will be managing the day-to-day running of a range of short breaks for disabled children, working in partnership with these young people and their families to shape services that will enhance their futures. Thinking creatively to develop graduated offers, your will remit will include everything from holiday and weekend play schemes, to stay-and-plays, family fun days and trips out. Managing our in-house provision, you will support and mentor the Play Workers, and you will work with other elements of the team (such as inclusion and transport) to ensure a cost-effective joined-up service is being delivered at all-times.

About You

Combining astute managerial capabilities with the capacity to listen to parents and incorporate their experiences into your work, this is a forward-thinking role for a forward-thinking individual. Coming from either a play or day care background, you will have experience of working with disabled children and their families – and your hands-on skills will be cemented by a level 3 qualification in Childcare, Youth or Social Care. You will have previously managed a team of professionals, and you will be comfortable setting targets, motivating and training staff. You will also have excellent financial acumen – and your communication skills will be second-to-none.

What We Offer

We want you to grow and thrive in our team, so when you join us, you will benefit from truly career-defining challenges with the full support of your friendly and collaborative colleagues. A generous benefits package is waiting for you, and we will help you find a good work/life balance. Furthermore, you will experience the ‘Westminster Way’ of working, which is our commitment to promote job satisfaction through inclusive and diverse workplaces, where every member of the team is encouraged to become a leader in the field through plenty of training and development opportunities. Join our fast-paced dynamic today and explore what the future holds for you.

If you’re as productive as you are ambitious and collaborative as you are enterprising, this is your chance to take real ownership of your work, right in the heart of iconic Westminster, a true ‘City for All’. This is a unique place where it all happens. And where it could all happen for you.

As a progressive and innovative organisation, we welcome applications from candidates keen to work in an agile environment with flexible conditions.

For an informal discussion, please contact Rupert Taylor, St Quintin Operations Manager om 07925 893 855 or

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 3 March 2019

Interview date: w/c 11 March 2019.

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