Salary Scale: £17,752.56 pro rata per annum based on part time hours
Accountable to: Wales Development Manager
Hours: 18.5 Hours per week (2.5 Days)
Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2023
Location: Home based with travel around Wales
Shared Lives Plus is the UK membership charity for more than 6,000 Shared Lives carers, 150 Shared Lives schemes and a growing network of over 25 local Homeshare organisations. Our vision is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes. We help build communities where everyone lives a full life, regardless of the support they need. We do this by turning Shared Lives and Homeshare into thriving, mainstream options, with all the right structures in place to support and guide those who want to share their lives and homes.
The purpose of this role is to drive the development of Shared Lives in Wales. With a focus on growing the numbers of people with a learning disability that are supported you will work with Shared Lives schemes to help them to grow, and you will create, and present a case for new schemes to commissioners across Wales.
As well as a competitive salary, you will benefit from flexible working, 27 days annual leave (pro rata), birthday leave, and health and wellbeing support via Care First. At Shared Lives Plus you will join a dynamic, passionate, and inclusive team who believe that everyone should be able to choose who they spend time with and do what matters to them.
Shared Lives Plus is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we are committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. We welcome applicants regardless of race, religion or belief, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age and other protected status as required by law. We promote and protect human rights; they are the foundation of what we do.
We want to be an inclusive place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and contribute their unique strengths and perspectives. We are focused on equality and believe that all the fascinating characteristics that make us different, make us more able to deliver our life-changing work with passion and creativity.
The overarching objectives of this role include:
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|Values and Behaviours||
Shared Lives Plus considers its culture to be a supportive, encouraging and empowering one. The culture is based on our values – these are listed below along with we feel this would look like for this role:
We take time to understand from different perspectives
We seek and give both positive and constructive feedback, ensuring our feedback is authentic and relevant – both praise and learning
We can be relied upon to do what we say we will
We take responsibility for our teams, maintaining a ‘no blame culture’, while ensuring staff are accountable and can learn from their mistakes
We are open when we cannot meet expectations and give an honest explanation that builds mutual trust
We are respectful of colleagues and their perspectives
We are open about our mistakes and take responsibility for our actions, seeing these as opportunities for learning
We take responsibility
We listen and seek to understand colleagues and customers, including when their priorities and thinking is different from our own
Sense of Purpose
Our mission is at the heart of everything we do, and we work co-operatively with colleagues to achieve our joint purpose an objective
We portray a positive image of the organisation
We learn and develop and help others to do so
We recognise that all behaviour is meaningful, whether positive or negative
Meetings – we are punctual, we have read the agenda and prepared my thoughts, we have addressed any actions
Zest and Energy
We look for opportunities to innovate and to make positive change happen
Our doors are always open, and we support colleagues if they have problems
We respond positively to new situations and opportunities
To find solutions we have to recognise the obstacles to see the way to solving the problem/issue
Please submit your CV along with a supporting statement based on all the details in the job description and person specification telling us why you feel you’re the person for us to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date is: 5pm on Friday 3rd June 2022
We envisage that the successful candidate will take up the post ASAP
You can find out more about what it means to work at Shared Lives Plus via this link Working for Shared Lives Plus – Shared Lives Plus
More information about Homeshare UK and our network of providers can be found on the HSUK website. www.homeshareuk.org