Housing & Support Deputy Manager (Vulnerable People)
Housing & Support Deputy Manager (Vulnerable People) A truly wonderful opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Our client is a charity and housing provider. They provide housing and support to more than 1,000 homeless and vulnerable people each year, helping them to develop the skills and confidence to live independently. They have incorporated Cherchefelle Housing Association which has over 10 years’ experience of delivering home based and extra care services. Position: Housing & Support Deputy Manager Location: Elmbridge (KT12) Contract type: Permanent, Full Time Salary: £25,500 + sleep in allowance + benefits Closing Date: 1 October 2018 Interview Date: 8 October 2018 About the role: Responsibility covers a team of 7 full-time staff, 2 Resident Volunteers and a number of sessional staff, plus 56 clients in 12 properties across the borough Elmbridge. The post is based in the office at their 24-hour staffed hostel at Hersham Road and the successful applicant will be expected to assist in the sleep-in duties for the Hostel, usually no more than one each week, for which an additional payment of £33.00 per night is paid. Regular staff sleep in only on week nights as week-ends and bank holidays are covered by a small and established team of sessional staff. The Elmbridge team has no on-call responsibilities for its own area as these are covered by staff in two neighbouring teams. Alongside the hostel, the Elmbridge team supports clients in 10 other properties, comprising shared and single units and assists clients with a wide range of support needs. The client group includes -Single vulnerable people with support needs -Young people, some leaving care -People with mental health needs There is a small degree of specialisation in some of the projects: -2 house for young people x 3, each with a resident volunteer -10 spaces in three shared houses for single people with a higher support need -A block of six single flats for people with enduring mental health needs -Two flats offering temporary accommodation About you: The successful candidate will join an established and thriving project which is an intrinsic part of local homelessness and supported housing provision. As well a Hostel team of five, there is a small sub-team of 2 covering the higher support service, who do not do sleep-in duties but do undertake on-calls for the wider area. The Deputy will have some supervisory responsibility for this sub-team and some oversight responsibilities for referrals and administration. The Deputy will be expected to carry a caseload of clients as well as having some staff management duties and additional administration responsibilities along with keeping a positive relationship with key partners in local authorities, other housing providers, referring agencies and mental health and social services. The role will require substantial reserves of energy and enthusiasm in addition to the formal requirements. Specific qualities required for the post are -An understanding of team dynamics -An understanding of the supervisory/appraisal process -An understanding of how to promote supportive and effective teamwork and be committed to team working -The confidence and ability to offer advice and oversee other staff -A minimum of 2 years’ experience of support work with at least two of the client groups likely to be encountered -Experience of housing issues -The desire and drive to make a real difference -A full valid driving licence and your own car -The ability to participate in sleep-in duties You may have experience of the following: Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager, Deputy Service Manager, Assistant Service Manager, Assistant Housing Manager, Deputy Housing Manager, Supported Housing Manager, Sheltered Housing Deputy Manager, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc. This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.