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Team Leader - Learning Disability services

London, UK

Full Time

Level 3 and above

About the Role

You will be required to support people with learning disabilities to have control over and choice about their lives and to contribute to the community as equal citizens both directly and through the day to day running of a project.

You would:

  • Provide leadership and management, supervision and support for the project staff which will include ensuring good performance, management of hours worked, are identification of mandatory and other training needs, sickness absence and annual leave

  • Ensure that the service is delivered by staff in alignment with the core values of the organisation which are Honest, Accountable, Professional, Person-centred and Inclusive (HAPPI)

  • Participate in the induction of new staff

  • Promote positive relationships with all stakeholders – people supported, families, health and social care staff, housing association representatives, advocates, neighbours

  • Manage service provision to meet changing needs of people

  • Own and share the organisation's vision mission and values is in order to develop the project within this framework

  • Ensure that any necessary risk assessments are completed and health and safety procedures are followed

  • Implement or work to advice and guidelines agreed with health and social care professionals

  • Keep electronic and paper records up to date and accurate

  • Receive regular, one to one supervision and an annual appraisal and undertake training as needed to meet the organisation’s requirements and other standards


Minimum qualifications and skills


  • QCF Diploma/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or working towards) or willingness to do

  • Experience of supporting individuals with learning disabilities to achieve what they want in life

  • Clear, fluent English speaker

  • Team player

  • Basic IT literacy, including keyboard skills and using email, internet and basic computer packages

  • Work flexible shifts, including night cover, early morning, evenings, weekends and bank holidays

  • Eligibility to work in the UK


  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience of working with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities or

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