Ashdown Centre, Worthing


SP 22 £26,927 pro rata

Hours of Work

Up to 75 hours per month, worked flexibly, including weekend work.

A large proportion of these hours will be spent delivering sessions for our children and young people at weekends and during school holidays

Closing date

Applications shortlisted upon receipt



Job description

Our Ashdown Club offers short breaks for children aged 5-18 with learning disabilities and other complex needs.

The service's caring, skilled and dedicated staff create a safe, stimulating and fun environment for the children, with one-to-one or one to two supervision based on individual needs.

We are looking for a Service Manager for our Ashdown Centre. You will responsible for planning, organising and delivering a range of high quality and outcome focused services for children and young people with learning disabilities, including those with physical disabilities, chronic or life shortening conditions and other complex needs, in partnership with the LD Nurse and LD Occupational Therapist.

You will lead and motivate a team of staff to provide high standards of care and support, in safe, stimulating and person-centred environments.

Job Requirements


Proven experience of supporting children and young people with physical disabilities, chronic or life shortening conditions and other complex needs.

Good understanding of the needs of children with learning disabilities and other complex needs and their families

Knowledge of current best practice when providing care and support to children and young people with learning disabilities

Knowledge of current legislation and codes of practice, when providing services for children and young people with learning disabilities

IT Literacy skills and an ability to use MS Office and databases.

Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including an ability to talk to a range of different people, including children who use our service, relatives, staff, senior managers, Trustees and other professionals.

Good written communication skills including basic report and letter writing.

Ability to work as part of a team and establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, families and other professionals.

Ability to lead and manage a small team of staff

Willingness to acquire and maintain relevant qualifications and skills for the role

Ability to set appropriate standards of behavior and act as a positive role model and ambassador for Guild Care

Ability to travel (primarily within the Worthing and Adur area)

Satisfactory DBS check


Understanding of safeguarding

Experience of working in the social care or education sector

Experience of working in a management role

Experience of working in a after school/holiday club setting

Experience of assessing needs and risks

Experience of working with parents and carers

Relevant professional qualification


Why work for Guild Care? Our benefits, your career and who we are….


Career Pathway


At Guild Care, we are passionate about career progression for all our employees, we have developed clear learning pathways for all our job roles at Guild Care. We take everyone’s career goals seriously, whether you want to be an amazing Care Assistant or our next Director of Care. We’re proud that the average length of service for our care home senior management team is 17 years- many of whom started as Care Assistants and followed our career pathways.


Our Amazing Benefits at Guild Care…..

  • Working for a local charity that has supported the community since 1933
  • Welcome to Guild Care bonus (for eligible roles)- Up to £1000 for Registered Nurses and up to £1000 for Care, Home Care and Day Services Support Staff
  • Refer a friend scheme- you could earn £500 for recommending a friend to Guild Care
  • Buddy Incentive- you could receive up to £125 to support our new recruits in role, promoting a supportive and friendly environment for our newcomers (Care Services only)
  • Competitive salaries
  • 20-25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Free DBS check
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and clear defined care career pathway
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Job satisfaction
  • Local offers for Guild Care staff
  • Being part of a values- led organisation


Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the role our Recruitment Team is always happy to help answer any questions you may have. For an informal chat please call 01903 863154.

How to apply

Please complete the short application form

Alternatively, email your CV or interest to us at [email protected] or call 01903 863154.

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