Team Leader

Location East Sussex
Discipline: Social Care
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: Starting at £24,280
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Job ref: 001742
Published: 21 days ago



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About Us

Every year we support hundreds of children, young people and their families by providing a range of world-class services, especially catering for those with a neurological motor impairment, such as cerebral palsy.

Our aim is to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment where all young people are given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment and develop life skills in preparation for adulthood.


The Role of a Team Leader

In this role, you will assist the manager with the operational delivery of two provisions, Chailey Heritage Pathways which offers highly specialist care for children and young adults in their homes and communities and our Futures Hub, an exciting, vibrant day service.

You will lead and direct the team by providing effective supervision, ensuring good working practice at all times whilst meeting the changing needs of the service.

You will be a caring and compassionate person with an understanding of the importance of giving the best possible care and support to young people with disabilities.


You will be responsible for the following key tasks:

  • Responsible for liaising with service users to ensure they are receiving the best possible care
  • Assessing individual needs and participating in reviews
  • Provide supervision to the team, mentoring and advising when required
  • To support the health and care needs of the young people
  • Ensuring a wide range of exciting and innovative activities are built into the weekly timetable
  • Create relaxing and stimulating opportunities through sensory activities
  • Providing reports and management information when required

Above all, we are looking for an individual who possesses:

  • Previous experience of working with children and/or adults with disabilities
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate using a range of communication aids
  • Leadership and decision making skills
  • Ability to achieve certification within Food Hygiene, First Aid, Sensory and an NVQ in Health & Social Care

What We Offer

  • 37 hours per week, including every other weekend.
  • Competitive rates of pay starting at £24,280.88 rising to £24,992.76 (£12.62 - £12.99 per hour)
  • Opportunities to further develop your career via training and development
  • Company pension scheme
  • Up to 23 days paid holiday
  • Appreciation Awards
  • To see our further benefits package please visit:

We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now offering a ‘Golden Hello’ of £600 for newly appointed employees for roles that involve working directly with the young people at school, in our residential bungalows or in the community. The £600 will be paid in three payments over twelve months, provided the eligibility criteria is met.

  • 1st payment £200 – in first payroll after joining
  • 2nd payment £200 – after 6 months on satisfactory completion of probation
  • 3rd payment £200 – after 12 months employment 

All payments are subject to satisfactory performance.  And all subject to PAYE.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young adults. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance and proof of full, current COVID-19 vaccination for those joining our Social Care service.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills, and stories to join our staff team and influence and develop our working practice. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and will invite for interview all candidates who meet the role criteria. Chailey Heritage Foundation are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants.  CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR.  Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.