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£10.56 p/h + £100 bonus after completing 6-month probation
Positive Steps
£40,060.3 per year
We’re looking for a great leader who puts children and young people first for an organisation that strives for outstanding results.
The Prince's Trust
Multiple Locations
Dependent on location. (National - circa £20,300.00. Inner London - circa £24,350.00)
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£28685.00-£28685.00 per annum
Job description

We have a new exciting opportunity for a Deputy Projects Manager to join our team based in Hastings. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis (37.5 hours per week) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £28,685 per annum.

Do you have a flair for supporting and inspiring young people to achieve their goals? Do you enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced environment, have a sense of humour and the drive and determination to develop and deliver an outstanding service? If so, we want to hear from you.

About us:

YMCA DownsLink Group are opening a brand-new 47 bedded supported accommodation service in Hastings for young people between the ages of 16 and 25. We need an enthusiastic and determined Deputy Project Manager to work alongside the Project Manager to oversee this new service and lead the team to ensure effective delivery.

The role:

As our Deputy Projects Manager, you will provide high quality, safe, welcoming and secure supported housing for residents with a range of support needs, which enables them to articulate and achieve their aspirations and ambitions, and acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling lives, by actively identifying, mapping and encouraging the growth of their assets, strengths and talents.

Key responsibilities of our Deputy Projects Manager include:

- Working alongside the Projects Manager to oversee the day to day operation of the service to ensure that the requirements of the service specification are met
- Ensuring that the accommodation and all shared spaces are Psychologically Informed, safe, warm, homely, welcoming and secure, and that staff are visible and accessible at all times
- Overseeing the resident referral process in accordance with the contract and service specification, and building and maintaining positive and effective relationships with referrers and partners
- Ensuring that staff record up to date and accurate information on Inform and organisational databases in relation to contacts, risks, rents, safeguarding, anti-social and risk-taking behaviour, multi-agency work, and incidents
- Ensuring that staff are adequately trained, and empowered, to work effectively and creatively with young people to enable them to achieve the best possible outcomes
- Attending relevant multi-disciplinary meetings, ensuring close working links with relevant agencies, operating a partnership approach to working with individuals, and maintaining positive and close working relationships with a wide range of partners

Our ideal Deputy Projects Manager will have:

- Undertaken training courses relating to housing, support work and working with young people or vulnerable people generally
- Safeguarding children and/or vulnerable adults training
- Relevant vocational qualification e.g. housing, social work or youth work
- A good understanding of the needs of young people and the components of an effective support service
- A good understanding of psychologically informed environments, trauma-informed approaches and the principles of restorative practice
- The ability to engage, inspire, motivate and empower people
- The ability to communicate well at all levels; including commissioners, senior management, partners and service users
- The ability to remain calm and solution-focused in order to deal with challenging behaviour, resolve conflict and help others do the same

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 July 2021 at 9am

Interview date: W/C 26 July 2021

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

If you feel like you have what it takes to become our Deputy Projects Manager click apply today, we would love to hear from you!

Posted on: 14 July 2021
Closing date: 11 August 2021
Job ref: KSHasDPM1407
Tags: Project Management
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