Casual Staffing and Project Manager
SALARY: £26,000 to £28,000 p.a.
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week including evening, weekends and on call and emergency support cover for maximum of 14 days per mth.
LOCATION: Office and Homebased as required. Coving Medway, Ashford and Swale services.
CLOSING DATE: 22nd October 2021
About the Casual Staffing and Project Manager
This is a newly created role with responsibility for managing our bank/temporary staffing needs and ensuring that staffing gaps are filled. This is a standalone in-house role, reporting to the Head of Care.
The successful applicant will provide a responsive service, supporting safe staffing levels to be maintained in all departments and staff groups across the divisions, and ensuring a high degree of customer service is provided to staff and others who come into contact with the temporary staffing function.
You will need excellent relationship management skills, be a strong administrator and importantly will have hands-on care experience, with a transferable Care Certificate and/or Level 3 Social Care Diploma or above. You must have previous experience of dealing with booking staff, with ability to cope with last minute changes.
The team are currently working flexibly from home with the ability to attend the office if needed, adhering to social distancing rules at all times. The successful applicant will be expected to work from the office and remotely as appropriate.
The Kent Autistic Trust is a very well-established specialist care provider supporting autistic people throughout Medway and across Kent. Our primary aim is to ensure autistic adults have the best quality of life that they can have. People with autism are at the heart of all that we do.
Tasks / Responsibilities of a Casual Staffing and Project Manager (will include but not limited to):
o Effectively collaborate with the hiring manager to staffing gaps with casuals with the right skills.
o Book/confirm shifts with casual workers.
o Update managers on progress of assignments.
o Establishing the availability of our casual workers.
o Fielding enquiries from our casual workers and Managers.
o Ensuring bank workers attend compliance and refresher training, supported by our Training Partner.
o Maintaining a database of casuals.
Temporary Agency Co-ordination
o To ensure any agency candidates are placed when there is no possible bank alternative available
o Manage our PSL, negotiating best rates and ensuring up to date terms and conditions are maintained
o Build relationship with new recruitment agencies
o Part of on call rota - 14 days on call per month to include weekends and overnight
o Be prepared to step in and fill gaps where shifts cannot be filled this could include Wake Nights or sleep-ins
o Keep up to date with your care compliance training
o To lead on projects and work with all stakeholders and relevant organisations, alongside other members of the team.
WE BELIEVE TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITHIN THIS ROLE YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE:
o Full course of Covid vaccination
o Driver, with own vehicle (ESSENTIAL)
o Working knowledge of CQC regulations
o Previous care experience
o Good problem-solving skills
o Ability to work under pressure
o Previous experience of booking casual/temporary staff
o Self-starter with a high level of commitment, to mould the role to meet business need
o Ability to be part of a team and lone work
o Excellent communication skills
o High attention to detail
o Strong IT skills
IF YOU RECOGNISE YOURSELF IN THESE REQUIREMENTS, WE RECOMMEND YOU APPLY TODAY!
Benefits We Offer you as a Casual Staffing and Project Manager:
We offer many benefits, which include some salary sacrifice arrangements, although some benefits are dependent on a minimum earnings threshold:
o Paid DBS Check
o 28 days holiday, plus option to buy 5 extra days pa (Pro Rata for Part Time Positions)
o Company Sick Pay after 12 months service
o Death in Service Benefits
o Some meals provided, depending on shifts
o Long Service and Contribution Recognition Awards
o Pension (after 3 months)
o Employee Assistance Programme, with counselling services
o Significant Retail and Leisure Discount Scheme that could save staff an average of £1,000 pa
o Discounted Gym Membership
o Financial Well-being Scheme (loans and savings)
o Additional Sleep In Shifts may be available
o Opportunities to pick up additional voluntary casual shifts at enhanced rates
o Superb paid training
o Regulated Care Qualification Sponsorship
o Refer a Friend Recruitment Bounty (currently £500)
About the Trust:
Supporting over 100 people in Medway and across Kent, The Kent Autistic Trust provides a wide range of services designed to meet diverse needs of the people we support with autism, learning disabilities and related difficulties. We provide residential homes, supported living accommodation, day resource services, respite, and outreach services. Ensuring the voice of those we support is actively listened to, working for us often means that no two days are the same, but the care and support we give is of consistently high quality, with CQC rating all our services good, and many outstanding.
Our Values and Commitment:
KAT is committed to providing high quality supports designed around individual abilities, needs and choices. KAT is committed to promoting independence and inclusion within communities. KAT believes everyone is able to make their own individual contribution. KAT seeks to work in partnership with all relevant parties but in particular with the individual themselves.
We seek people who really value every person, whether it\'s the people we support, their families, carers, or other staff by respecting their priorities, needs, abilities and limits.
We hope you are one of them!
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found or experiencing a high volume of applications.