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Respite Manager

Job Introduction

Respite Manager - Up to £31,623.27 per annum 

Respite Manager - Southampton

Full time, 37 hours per week this may include evenings and weekend shifts and sleep ins. 

Are you a Respite Manager, or Senior Support Worker, or Team Leader looking for a role where you can really make a difference?

Do you have experience as a Team Leader, Senior Support Worker, or are you an experienced Senior Care Assistant looking to further your career?

If so we have a role for you! Apply today!

This role will be subject to a DBS check and you must be over 18 years of age.

What we do:

The Rose Road Association is a Registered charity whose aims are to enhance the lives of disabled children, adults, and their families by providing a wide range of essential, information and support services across Hampshire and the surrounding counties. The post holder will be expected to operate in line with our workplace values which are detailed in this document.

Responsible to: Registered Managers/Head of Care

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week this may include evenings and weekend shifts and sleep ins.
Salary: £27,538.47 - £29,554.46 (If covering the shift manager role additional payments are Sleep Ins paid at £65)

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Making day to day decisions and carrying out tasks as required
  • Line management of a group of staff as directed by the Registered Manager
  • Key work a group of service users as directed by the Registered Manager.
  • Assisting the Registered Manager in recruiting, training, inducting, supporting and mentoring staff.
  • Supporting the Registered Manager in the achievement of financial objectives.

Job breadth and communication:

  • Supporting the process in relation to monthly visits and announced inspections, liaising where required with CQC, OFSTED and other key agencies.
  • Attend and organise service user reviews.
  • Support the Registered Manager to foster positive links with the Safeguarding Team within the local Social Services Team and to ensure that procedures are followed.
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures are maintained, are up to date, and have been shared with all staff
  • Sharing relevant information with staff and service users that has been cascaded by the service manager and feeding upwards issues, comments, and ideas.
  • Keeping information about the service up to date and available for internal and external stakeholders.

Decision making:

  • Working to ensure that the needs of the people that we support are regularly assessed, recorded, and reviewed, using a “person centred” approach, involving all key stakeholders in the process.
  • Contributing to the new referral assessment procedures and to providing the opportunity for individuals to trial the service.
  • Ensuring that service users have the opportunity to develop a range of skills which encourage independence and the achievement of personal objectives., including access to leisure, day and employment opportunities which meet their needs and wishes.
  • Lead and support the team to support each individual in such a way that their health, welfare, spiritual, cultural and religious needs are met and that they have the opportunity to participate in and access community facilities.
  • Ensuring that all staff keep accurate and up to date records (including the administration of medication), making sure that relevant professionals and other staff are kept informed of needs, significant events and any changes.
  • Making sure that people that we support are protected from harm and where necessary to take on the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
  • Giving service users the opportunity and support, where they wish, to maintain links with family and friends.

Problem Solving:

  • Assisting the Registered Manager in implementing an agreed system of quality assurance that measures how well the service meets its aims and objectives.
  • Ensuring that service users are aware of the complaints policy and procedures and encouraged to use this.
  • Contribute to the process of carrying out regular service user surveys and monitoring the performance of staff.
  • Supporting service users to access advocacy support when required.
  • Ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and procedures and encouraged to adhere to these at all times.
  • In line with Rose Road’s policies and procedures, ensure a safe working environment by contributing to risk assessments, ensuring staff are trained and proactive in assessing and reporting risk.
  • Ensuring that staff operate with appropriate equipment and materials to undergo their work in a safe and healthy way.

Accountability and Impact:

  • Working as part of the team to ensure that occupancy and growth targets are met.
  • Working with the Registered Manager to ensure that staff resources are maximised, with minimum use of agency staff and overtime.
  • Monitoring absence levels and implementing sickness management policies.
  • To manage any capability and disciplinary issues within the service.
  • Ensuring that staff receive appraisals (PDPs) and 1:1 supervisions within agreed time-scales.
  • Writing reports as required and ensuring that accurate records are kept.

Additional Responsibilities:
Where needed you may at times be required to support with the role of the Shift Manager to cover Annual leave/sickness.


  • 25 days annual leave per annum, rising to 28 days after five years continuous service.
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paid sickness (following 3 months service)
  • Training and Development
  • Employee Benefit Programme
  • Closure over Christmas holidays


Package Description

Respite Manager - Up to £31,623.27 per annum 

Respite Manager - Southampton

Full time, 37 hours per week this may include evenings and weekend shifts and sleep ins. 


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