Peer Aid Manager

Recruiter
Harris Hill
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Aug 2019
Ref
1228423217
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Two of the UK's leading support services are joining forces to launch a new project; Peer Aid. The project is driven by acts of intervention and early engagement to help those harmed by gambling. The crux of the role will initially be to help establish the service with the CEO. From this point forward, the role requires you to work closely with developers and stakeholders to create opportunities and form positive partnerships.
Length: Fixed term contact, 3 years.

Key Responsibilities
Manage the Peer Aid project to achieve its purpose and objectives.
Ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to and that all staff are aware of their responsibilities.
Conduct regular meetings with the staff and service users about service effectiveness and maximise client involvement in service design and development.
Liaise with external support networks, such as universities and research organisations.
Provide HR support and on-going staff line management.
Develop our operational and strategic relationship with external partners and stakeholders to maximise the success and impact of our services.
Represent the organisation at events, seminars and other meetings to inform service development and promote best practice in service delivery.
Ensure that health and safety, diversity and equality policies are upheld.
To carry out other duties that consummate with the post.

Skills and Experience
Knowledge of mental health or drug, alcohol or gambling support services.
Desirable to have experience in a similar role; managing teams of staff and volunteers.
Experience of helping people to acquire life-skills including budgeting, healthy life choices, employment/education advice.
Experience of working with vulnerable cohorts within groups; mental health, substance use, criminal justice, domestic abuse/safeguarding, homelessness/housing.
Experiences of supporting clients through recovery programmes.
Experience of service design and/or working in a co-productive process.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Understanding of safeguarding and suicide prevention principles.
Strong understanding of IT applications.

If you would like to receive an Information pack for this role, with details on how to apply, please send your cv to shweta.prabhakar@harrishill.co.uk or call Shweta at Harris Hill 0207 820 7320.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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