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Independent Options (North West)

Shared Lives Registered Manager

37 hours per week

£26,067 - £28,920

Independent Options has been providing Shared Lives Placements for over 25 years in the Greater Manchester area. Our Shared Lives Scheme is well established and highly regarded. We provide a range of Shared Lives options across the area including long term placements, short breaks, day supports and holidays.

We are currently looking to appoint a Registered Manager who is dynamic, self-motivated and enthusiastic to run our current schemes and to develop new opportunities.

If you are as passionate about Shared Lives and its ability to transform people’s lives as we are then you might be the person for us.

For further details and an application pack please send your CV to Steve Hyde CEO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for CV’s is the 19th August 2016.


Salary: £17,167 (pro rata)

Hours: 28 per week

Based: Shared Lives Plus head office - Liverpool

Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for small community services. Our members

work on a small scale or in their own family homes, helping older and disabled

people to live good lives in a place they feel they belong.

We are seeking an administrator to provide general clerical and administrative

support with membership processes, HR and finance and to assist with the

organisation of meetings and events. You will be well organised and able to work to

deadlines within a busy team; and you will have excellent computing skills in

Microsoft Office, including word-processing and spreadsheets.

For an application pack please visit http://www.sharedlivesplus.org.uk/news/

For further information please contact Lynne Harrison on 0151 227 3499 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for completed applications 10.00 am on 31 st August 2016


pdfAdministrator Job Description   docApplication form Administrator

Consultancy & Project Development Manager (funded by NESTA in conjunction with Big Lottery)

Salary:         £37,740

Hours:          37 per week

Based:         Flexible with travel across UK

Duration:     Three years


Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. Our members are Shared Lives carers and workers, and Homeshare programmes.

Shared Lives is a radical form of care and support that centres on sharing home, family and community life. Its innovative approach sees Shared Lives carers share their own home and family life with an older or disabled person, as an alternative to traditional care services.

This is a new and exciting role at Shared Lives Plus as we endeavour to shift our reliance on grant funding and become more sustainable as we develop our Consultancy offer for Shared Lives and Homeshare.  We are looking for a self-starter, who is values driven and is committed to the development of Shared Lives across the whole of the UK, using their commercial skills to develop and market this new consultancy business, supporting the Shared Lives Plus team in writing proposals, project management to the required quality standard.

For further information please contact Sean Barrett on 07774 412639 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply please download the Job Description/Person Specification and the Application Form


Deadline for completed applications:  5.00 p.m. Tuesday 9th August 2016

Interviews in Liverpool on Thursday 25th August 2016


Reg Charity No (Eng & Wales): 1095562                                                    Reg Charity No (Scotland)SC042743

Company No:  4511426                                                         www.SharedLivesPlus.org.uk

Friday, 18 March 2016 15:42

Shared Lives Plus board vacancies


Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for shared living approaches to care and support for disabled or older people. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Our members include Shared Lives carers and coordinators and Homeshare schemes.

There are nearly 9,000 Shared Lives carers in the UK, recruited, trained and approved by over 150 local schemes, which are regulated by the government’s social care inspectors. In Shared Lives, an adult (and sometimes a 16/17 year old) who needs support and/or accommodation moves in with or regularly visits an approved Shared Lives carer, after they have been matched for compatibility. Together, they share family and community life.

We believe the UK can only effectively tackle big problems like social isolation and falling social care budgets, through harnessing the resources and skills of ordinary families and communities. Our members show how we could make new use of family homes instead of expensive institutions. They all work on a small or family-sized scale and they show how personal relationships can be more effective than professional/client transactions

Shared Lives Plus helps our circa 5000 Shared Lives carer members and over 150 schemes to work[ together to survive and thrive, influencing local and national policy makers and providing support, training, events, resources, research programmes and access to insurance. We work alongside our sister organisation, Community Catalysts, a social enterprise set up by Shared Lives Plus in 2010.

Our board oversees the charity’s work, setting the strategic direction, supporting the CEO and senior managers, ensuring resources are well-used and occasionally acting as ambassadors. We are seeking two trustees who have experience of senior leadership, a deep understanding of the challenges facing our sector and who can help us build our networks and connections. The board meets quarterly in Liverpool, one session including an overnight stay, and Trustees are expected to make at least two of the four meetings.

Our board of trustees includes four trustees nominated by our national committees, two Shared Lives carers and an equalities champion. Our Chair is Richard Jones who is a co-opted member. We are currently looking to recruit two co-opted board members one of which will be the chair of Equality and Diversity.

Skills currently underrepresented on the board include legal experience; experience of communications, media, marketing and PR; and links to the corporate world and potential donors. We are also keen to increase the diversity of our board and would welcome applications from people from black and minority ethnic communities.

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0151 227 3499. Our Chair Richard Jones can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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