Day Centre and Transport Manager

London (Greater)
£41,218 - £48,492 per annum
24 Sep 2019
13 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

“Delivering the Best for Residents” is our vision for change in Adult Social Care across Richmond and Wandsworth. Above all, it is about promoting people’s wellbeing and supporting residents to stay active in their communities and retain their independence for as long as possible.

We are currently recruiting to an exciting new role of Day Centre and Transport Manager, a key role which will oversee, promote and develop our three highly-regarded Richmond day care and transport services for older people with a diagnosis of dementia and adults with physical disability and/or sensory loss.

You will be responsible for effective management of our three Day Centres, including ensuring effective operation of transport services for clients.

What we are looking for:

  • An inspiring leader with a “can do” attitude
  • Significant experience in organisational and people change management experience; modelling the values and behaviours of the organisation whilst inspiring others to do so
  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to take an innovative and creative approach to work and service development.
  • A commitment to lead and motivate a team which will deliver a service that maximises the strengths and wellbeing of its users as well as support their carers.
  • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail; seeking every opportunity to improve the quality of services and make them more efficient.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff including performance management and staff development to deliver high quality results.

Your responsibilities as the Day Centre and Transport Manager*:

  • Leading the service through a significant period of change whilst ensuring performance is maintained. 
  • Quality assurance and service improvement. 
  • Identifying and contributing to staff training and development. 
  • Managing, monitoring and ensuring the effective delivery of the service. 
  • Motivational leadership of staff promoting a positive working environment with the primary aim of delivering high quality services. 

*The post will involve occasional emergency cover for drivers, so the postholder will need to hold a valid, clean D1 licence or CPC Certificate, or be willing to take the CPC driving test.

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff.
  • Excellent training and support with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through our Adult Social Care Academy. 
  • Flexible working.
  • Staff benefits scheme/staff discounts.


This is an exciting time to join Richmond and Wandsworth Councils to make a positive and lasting difference and we hope you will consider our offer and get in touch.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and a supporting statement responding to the following points:

1) Why you believe you meet the requirements in the Job Profile and what key skills, knowledge and experience you will bring.

2) What specific experience you have in a) Motivating and leading a diverse staff group to provide care and support to older people with dementia, physical disability or sensory impairment; b) Managing transport services for vulnerable people c) Managing resources efficiently to meet customer’s needs.

3) What your key development needs are for this role.

Your supporting statement should be no longer than 4 sides of A4 sheets. This information will be used for shortlisting purposes.

For an informal discussion please contact: Aderemi Alaka, Head of In-House Provider Services via email: or by phone on: 07956 935 434.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: 13th October 2019

Shortlisting Date:14th–18th October 2019

Interview Date: 29th October 2019

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

Equality Statement:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.