Shared Lives Manager

Camden, London (Greater)
£40,829 - £42,490 per annum
08 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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The Role

Camden Council is excited to be setting up a Shared Lives scheme and YOU could be the person to do it with us!

In Camden, we work in a strengths-based way, building on, and developing people’s abilities and independence, to reach their potential, whilst unlocking the strengths available to them in their local networks and communities.

We have ambitious plans over the next two to three years to develop and grow a scheme that will offer Shared Lives opportunities to people across Adult Social Care; and are looking for an experienced Shared Lives Manager to work with us to set up and manage the service, and be the Registered Manager for the scheme with CQC.

You will recruit people into the scheme who are looking for support and also Shared Lives Carers.  You will then lead the matching process between Carers and those people to be supported.  Initially the scheme will offer arrangements to adults with learning disabilities, and later will include people with enduring mental illness and older people.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in building a team of staff to increase and monitor arrangements, developing close relationships with all concerned, as well as liaising with other stakeholders. You will provide leadership, supervision and management to the staff team.

You will have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable people, their families and carers. You’ll be a confident networker, with great communication skills and the drive to make Shared Lives an outstanding service in Camden. Ideally, you’ll have operational knowledge of Shared Lives or a good understanding of the model.

For further details please contact: Amanda Jackson at

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect a range of benefits including discount to the onsite leisure facilities, local retail outlets, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a generous pension scheme.

We invest in our employees and are renowned for offering exceptional training and career development opportunities to all that join our extraordinary service.

Camden is very proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

Discover and Diversity 

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Thursday 25 April 2019 23:59

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 21 May 2019

Please quote reference: 1900008M

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 20 May 2019 and 17 June 2019