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Job Description and Specification

Role: Day Centre Manager (DCM)
Based: Deptford, London.
Responsible to: Board of Directors
Terms: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, Permanent (Full-time, 37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £24,000-£27,000 depending on experience

The Organisation

The Deptford Methodist Mission, Disabled People’s Contact, known as the Deptford Mission (DM) is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Our aim is to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for elderly, disabled residents of Lewisham and Greenwich. We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Deptford Mission.

Summary of position

The DCM is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations at the centre whilst providing leadership, management of Day Centre, charity shop and ensuring the members have a full and fun day.

The DCM is also responsible for performing the Care Coordinator role. This entails seeking referrals of and contacting potential members and assessing suitability to attend the centre. This would involve liaising with family/carers as well as statutory bodies and other agencies. Maintaining the appropriate records is an essential part of the role.

The DCM will provide a high quality service in accordance with policies and procedures of the DM. They will work with the DM team providing direct line management to staff, including the Volunteer Coordinator, Administrator, Drivers and Cook. The  Shop Manager will report into the DCM who will have overall oversight of the shop and its operations. 

The DCM will report to the Board of Directors. Attendance on the occasional outings during these times is also necessary.

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo a Basic Disclosure DBS check.

Closing date 24th May

Likely interview date: week commencing 7th June 

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