Team Leader

Salary: £21,450

Location: Ware (with travel across the county)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week   

We are a charity working to alleviate the symptoms and address the causes of loneliness and social isolation. Enabling independence, sense of purpose and achievement we, at Guideposts Trust, connect people and communities. We support all ages, needs and backgrounds through information, support and friendship.

We make a difference to make a memory.

As a charity we have over 45 years’ experience meeting the needs of individuals who face any number of complex challenges; from autism, learning disability and mental health conditions, to physical disability and age-related conditions, such as dementia, sensory impairment and mobility problems. Whether through active care and support services, information advice and guidance or independent living and training projects; Guideposts exists in order to connect people and their carers with opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop their career. This opportunity is for a Team Leader to provide direct operational support to the Community Opportunity Services Manager in the effective running of the Hertfordshire based services.

Leading by good example, you will give clear direction and support to the team members and volunteers. You will be responsible for making day to day decisions on operational and client matters, whilst communicating with the individuals that we support and their families/carers, this will also involve processing new referrals as necessary. You will hold budget responsibility for the Mental Health services.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has an understanding of the needs and the particular issues that the people who use our services have
  • Is a good communicator at all levels
  • has experience working with the general public ideally in a health or social care setting
  • can multi-task and prioritise their own workload
  • Manage budget expenditure and assist in producing annual budgets and service development plans
  • previous budget management and fundraising would be an advantage
  • has experience in leading a team
  • has experience working in partnership with other organisations
  • can drive as you will be required to travel across Hertfordshire and attend occasional meetings out of county.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.  The cost will be met by the employer.

In return you will receive a competitive salary plus

  • Pension scheme:  Guideposts will contribute 6% of your salary when you contribute 3%.
  • Childcare Vouchers:  which can be used to pay your OFSTED registered childcare
  • Voluntary Benefits: Discounts and cash-back for goods and services from high street retailers.
  • Health Cash Plan
  • EAP from Health Assured
  • HERE
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Career Development & Training Opportunities
  • Annual leave: 23 days rising to a maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays

To apply for this post please complete an application form – you can download an application form here.  Please note – CVs will not be accepted

You will find the job description here. Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the responsibilities and key competencies of the role.

Completed application forms should be returned to  

Closing Date:  Monday 11 November

Interviews:      Interviews 22 November

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