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The Grace Eyre Foundation is a charity based in Brighton & Hove and the wider Sussex community that has been working with people with Learning Disabilities and autistic people since 1898. Our mission is to work towards being led by people with Learning Disabilities and autistic people to deliver high-quality housing, support and activities in their local communities. The people we support tell us that they want “good support from kind and friendly people” – so that is what we are looking for!

We are recruiting a Service Manager to be part of the Choices team at Grace Eyre. The role is to manage a supported living service in Hove for people with learning disabilities and autism.

A brief outline of the role:

We are looking for someone who has experience in leading and supervising a team and has experience working creatively to ensure the people we support have their needs met. The successful candidate needs to have experience in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism and can support a team to follow different plans such as Positive Behaviour Support Plans. The role will also involve tasks such as managing rota’s, quality monitoring, supporting people to manage their medication and finances and ensuring people have a good quality of life which includes doing the things they enjoy.

The people in the service would like it if the successful candidate has interests in sports, art, keeping fit and having fun

No applicant for employment or employee will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership or pregnancy & maternity, and we encourage applications from people with learning disabilities or identify with being on the autistic spectrum/neurodiverse.

Staff benefits include:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • One paid celebration day a year
  • Cost of living support package such as rental deposit scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous refer-a-friend scheme
  • One paid volunteering day a year
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Enhanced death in service
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working opportunities.

We are also:

  • A living wage employer
  • Accredited as a Disability Confident Leader
  • Accredited as an Investors in People employer

Successful applicants will be required to provide details of 2 referees. One must be your most recent employer, however if you have not undertaken employed work before, a reference from voluntary work, educational facility or personal reference can be accepted. You must also undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure and provide proof of your right to work in the UK.

Please apply by filling in an application form or alternatively by sending a CV and cover letter to You can also apply by completing an accessible application form, downloading this and emailing this to Please state clearly which job you are applying for and the location when emailing recruitment

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Closing Date: 17/03/2024

Interviews will take place the week commencing: 25/03/2024

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