Graduate Management Programme (Specialist Residential Mental Health Care)

Job Reference 497

Location: Southampton, Hampshire SO16

Salary:  £23,118.79 – £24,542.53 p/annum (£24,938.08 – £26,361.82 if undertaking one sleep in per week) per annum

Working Hours: 40h/week (on rota basis)

If you are looking for a career in management in the health and social care sector, this is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to take advantage of a structured management development programme, giving experience within our Specialist Residential Mental Health Home within Fair Ways.

The Fair Ways Graduate Management Programme is designed to be completed within 2 years and will provide successful graduates with the relevant skills and knowledge to take up a management role upon completion. On completion of the scheme trainees will have gained a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and will be encouraged to join our continuing success story in a management position.

For the first 6 months of this role, you will be operating as a Recovery Support Worker whilst learning the ropes and gaining a better understanding of the provision as well as undertaking all the training you need to support young people living in our specialist Residential Mental Health Service. Between month 6 and 12 you will then progress to Senior Recovery Support Worker and from 12 months to the end of the programme, you will be starting to pick up additional management responsibilities. You will also be tasked with assisting in one of the service’s strategic projects. You will have access to a mentor from the Senior Management Team throughout the programme, to help you achieve your career aspirations and develop your leadership skills. The final 6 months of the programme will be undertaken within another residential service, depending on your future career ambitions.

Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic company that strongly believes in providing opportunities for young people to meet their full potential. The ethos of the company is to provide a continuum of care, offering specialist interventions for children and young adults at the high end of the spectrum of need.

Benefits of our Graduate Management Programme:

  • Competitive salary – £23,118.79 – £24,542.53 p/annum increasing in regular increments throughout the scheme
  • Training and Development Programme structured around you
  • Gain a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • 20 days holidays  + 8 bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 helpline for any personal queries)
  • Pension scheme
  • Career Passport (promoting career development)
  • Company healthcare cash back scheme
  • Various Fair Ways in-house training courses
  • Corporate discounts
  • Discounted gym membership

If you possess the ability to motivate and encourage others, you proactively engage and maintain safe-boundaried relationships as well as have an ability to time manage your own workload, then this is your opportunity.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and have access to use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure. The disclosure cost will be met by Fairways.

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400)

and ask for the Recruitment Team or email


  • Closing date: 30th November 2018
  • Interview date: TBC