Department:
Quality
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Peterborough (national role)
Salary Details:
£33,349 per annum plus excellent benefits
30 May 2024
Vacancy Type:
Contract
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

Mencap is recruiting for a Practice Advisor to join our team on a full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed-term (12 months) basis. This role is remote, with regular travel to various parts of the country as required.

We support over 5,000 people across our services, and our commitment is to ensure they receive the best possible support. This means providing stable and reliable support, fostering great experiences and outcomes through skilled and dedicated teams, with person-centred practice at the core of our work.

To enhance this commitment, we are looking for a Practice Advisor to join our Quality Directorate. The successful candidate will focus on supporting the implementation of our plans to build organisational confidence in using Positive Behavioural Support.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together, we are Mencap!

Essential skills and experiences required for this role:

  • Troubleshooting complex issues
  • Effective communication skills across all levels and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Coaching, developing, and motivating colleagues
  • Experience in developing Positive Behaviour Support plans
  • Knowledge of learning disabilities and associated conditions
  • Knowledge of support strategies for people with complex needs
  • Experience with service quality processes
For a more comprehensive list of essential requirements, please review the role profile/job description.

Applicants are required to submit an up-to-date CV, including a supporting statement/covering letter that explains why they are suitable for this role.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applications from individuals with disabilities. To learn more about the scheme, please visit the DirectGov website.

Vacancy ID: 31668

Benefits

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you start, you will be auto-enrolled after three months with us.
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness
  • Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras. Find out more here https://vimeo.com/272326041/ac6fdbd7b9
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.  

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want

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