Project Manager / Pilot Lead
The Good Support Group Limited is an ethical business, 100% owned by The London Borough of Newham. The company provides a range of direct social care services to adults and young people.
Working in partnership with adult social care commissioners, we are involved in the development of an innovative home care delivery model pilot project. The pilot will establish teams of workers to deliver care and support to customers in community neighbourhood areas. The model is intended to improve outcomes, quality and continuity of care by facilitation of a culture of largely self-managing teams, working in a non-hierarchical, although accountable, structure; allowing care workers to be more flexible and customer-focused. As the Pilot Lead, you will drive the development and implementation of the pilot and project-manage it's implementation.
Similar models in countries such as the Netherlands and the USA indicate that outcomes achieved through adopting a neighbourhood care approach can increase customer and care worker satisfaction, providing care that is high quality and more efficient in achieving commissioned outcomes. The pilot will be evaluated as a research project to determine efficacy.
We are looking for an appropriately experienced social care professional, with knowledge of the home care sector and a successful track record in managing projects. This might include, experience of establishing new offices and operations, implementing new contracts or transferable skills from a related sector. The post holder must have excellent organisational and communication skills and an ability to advocate effectively on behalf of the projects aims. We are not looking to replicate the predominant time and task model of much of publically funded homecare. We need someone who will enjoy the challenge of doing things intelligently, differently and better.
The post is currently funded for an initial 12 month period. The post holder will be supported by the Operations Director and Managing Director of The Good Support Group.
Salary: GBP44,232 per annum (fixed term contract).
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Applications should also be sent via and consist of an expression of interest, of no more than 750 words, detailing why you consider yourself an appropriate candidate.