L’Arche Manchester is a community of more than 60 people with and without learning disabilities. It is a place of belonging where people with learning disabilities can live fulfilled and connected lives. We’re opening a new house in the autumn, and looking for someone to join us as a House Leader. Our expanding accommodation services, which currently support 12 people with learning disabilities directly, have been assessed as overall outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We seek opportunities to improve and develop.

With a deputy, you will be involved in building and leading a team of around 15 live-in and live-out assistants, supported by a wider leadership and administrative team. Together, you will ensure that we provide and develop high quality person-centred care supporting the practical, social and spiritual needs of those who call L’Arche home, which includes 4 people with learning disability in the new house. You will be joining us at an exciting time as alongside opening the new house, we’re looking to increase choice for the people we already support and preparing to grow our day activities programme.

L’Arche Manchester is an ecumenical Christian community which welcomes people of all faiths and none. We are part of a global network of communities where people with and without learning disabilities live and share in life together, working for a world where we all belong.

Knowledge and experience in care or supported housing is a key requirement for this role, but we’re also looking for someone with an enthusiasm for our values and the ability to inspire others. You might be looking to step up as a manager or to use your management experience in a different way. If you are interested in being part of a mutually supportive and lively community, then we want to hear from you!

Please submit your CV and supplementary application form to: [email protected]   

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Finding out more about L’Arche

L’Arche is more easily experienced than explained. If you would like to find out more about us, we would normally encourage you to visit us, but sadly, these are still not normal times. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to ‘visit’ a Community house in a Covid-compliant way as part of your interview. The arrangements for interviews will be confirmed closer to the date, depending on how the current situation develops.

We would be very happy to talk informally with you to answer any questions and give you a feel for what being a House Leader, in L’Arche is like.  You can speak to Graham Frost, Assistants’ Coordinator, on 07990 017080 and find out more about L’Arche Manchester on this website or L’Arche in the UK at www.larche.org.uk