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Team Leader

St Giles Trust
Closing date
23 Jun 2021

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£24,276- £28,560 pa - please note successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale and consideration may be given to a higher salary depending on the experience of the individual

Permanent, full-time (35 hrs p/w)

West Yorkshire

Ref: TCY-211

Are you a proactive, organised and compassionate individual with a proven record of working with services and clients within the criminal justice sector, accommodation and advice/support services? Are you an effective and influential leader looking for an exciting new career opportunity?

If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a dynamic Team Leader to lead a team of Accommodation Advisers who will provide tailored accommodation support to men in custody and under probation supervision in the community. The aim of this service is to support service users to overcome barriers to obtaining secure and stable accommodation, so that they can successfully reintegrate into society.

About St Giles
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

St Giles is now a kickstart employer, so we are part of the scheme which provides job opportunities for 16-24-year-olds who are currently on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

About this key role
As our Team Leader, you will successfully recruit, induct and train new staff members to ensure all staff are prepared and able to succeed in their role, plus motivate and support the team to achieve positive outcomes for service users whilst being responsible for day-to-day line management duties such as regular one-to-ones, appraisals, sickness, absence and continuous professional development.

You will also oversee the quality monitoring of the dispersed staff teams to ensure the most effective service is delivered to our service users and work closely with commissioners and stakeholders to build positive working relationships to ensure the success of the contract and produce reports and statistics which demonstrate impact, outcomes and volumes. You will also be expected to carry a small case load of complex individuals of your own, providing specialist housing knowledge and completing tailored interventions.

What we are looking for:

Relevant housing qualification or extensive experience and management qualification
Strong experience of working as a key part of a high-performing team
Experience of developing and maintaining strong relationships with partners
Experience of using digital technology and of providing evidence for external audit purposes
Knowledge of the main issues affecting homelessness and rehabilitation of offenders
A sound understanding of how staff with lived experience can provide additional value
Outstanding interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills, both verbal and written
A collaborative, flexible and professional approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions,
season ticket loan and much more.

For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the 'Apply' button.

Closing date: 11pm, 20th June 2021.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.
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