Brandon Trust

Team Leader - Cheltenham

Job Location
Supported Living (Support Work)
Position Type
Full-time (Permanent)
£23,528 - £24,968 pa pro rata + benefits (dependent on qualifications & experience)
Hours P/W
37.5 hours p/w


Brandon Trust is a charity with a unique approach to supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to live a life of freedom with fewer limitations. We provide a full induction, a variety of professional development opportunities and a range of benefits.


You'll provide great leadership and day-to-day supervision to your team of support workers to ensure the service provides excellent support and care.  A role model for excellent support, you can inspire others and help them to achieve their goals.  We are looking for a full-time team leader to join a service within the Cheltenham region.



About the role

The roles includes shift working covering some sleep-ins or waking nights, depending on the service. You’ll provide support in all aspects of daily living including supporting with moving and handling, personal care, health care and with pushing wheelchairs. You’ll also support the individuals in the community to do a wide range of activities. You’ll lead your team to support the individuals to live the lives they choose.


You’ll tailor how you manage and coach people based on their goals and experience and monitor team performance by providing supervision and regular appraisals, to ensure that everyone is delivering the high levels of support that we pride ourselves on. You’ll also have finances and other resources to manage, and legal requirements and standards to meet.

About you

You’re compassionate, you love working with people, have their wellbeing as your top priority, and can build relationships based on trust and respect.


You’ll have some experience in a similar care role and can demonstrate good team management and development skills. If you’ve a relevant social care and management qualification, that’s even better. You’re patient and understanding of people’s varied needs; able to adapt your pace to match theirs. A confident problem solver and creative thinker with good communication skills, you’ll overcome challenges with commitment and enthusiasm.


You’re passionate about what you do and are committed to ensuring that your team has the tools and guidance it needs to deliver first-class and consistent support. You’re good at managing budgets and resources, and have an up-to-date knowledge of legislation and quality standards. 


You can work 24/7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights; and a full driving licence is essential. 


If you would like to have an informal chat please do not hesitate to contact Jasbir Sennitt, Recruitment Specialist on 0746 4670900.


All team leaders have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.


Review the detailed Job Profile 


Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check.


Brandon reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.


We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.


Coronavirus update:

As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic.

In line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.


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