SignHealth is a successful and well respected charity working to improve Deaf people’s health and wellbeing through our range of specialist services designed for Deaf people, by Deaf people. We strive to ensure that Deaf people get the same access to healthcare and other services as hearing people, and support those ignored or overlooked by mainstream providers. With a track record of real impact stretching over three decades, we employ 160 people across the UK, nearly 70% of whom are Deaf.
You will work closely with the CEO and senior management team to ensure that all SignHealth services are person-centred and delivered to the highest quality . You’ll also review the range of services we currently offer which includes residential and outreach services, psychological therapy, and domestic abuse services. You will also develop new services to meet the emerging preferences and needs of Deaf people, in line with our strategic objectives. Exceeding both statutory and SignHealth quality thresholds, you’ll manage staff, budgets and other resources to keep us at the forefront of our field.
Your knowledge of social care and its regulation will be underpinned by a thorough understanding of the policy issues facing the sector, plus a good grasp of key concepts, such as the social model of disability, and what a good care home looks like. Strong candidates will bring a tireless commitment to maintaining our sector-leading levels of quality, directing and monitoring the performance of the full range of SignHealth services.
Your experience must include building, leading and inspiring teams, and developing commercially sustainable, multi-site services. You will have extensive knowledge of health and social care commissioning and funding streams, and you will be wholeheartedly committed to the values of SignHealth. Your finely honed interpersonal and communications skills (ideally including BSL) will enable you to lead a high-performing yet geographically dispersed team, while establishing and nurturing strong relationships with external commissioners, partners and sector influencers.
Please use the link below to view the candidate pack for this role
If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role or the process, please contact Shani Newbold at Cadence Partners on +44 20 7947 4960 or email A Video Relay Service is also available for BSL users.
We positively welcome applications from D/deaf people
£competitive • Flexible (Head Office – Balham, South London)
Closing date: 21 October 2018