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N1, London (On-site)
£36,300 per year
Job description

Please note, due to the nature of the service, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of the Act.


We're hiring a specialist women’s refuge, Service Manager. Someone who really cares about the rights of women and their children to join our new service in West London. This role is an opportunity for a leader to support and manage a refuge accommodation for women and children surviving domestic abuse many of whom are living with trauma . 
The service provides a much needed safe space and support for women to feel empowered in their healing journey and to feel secure in their independence, strength and skill. The successful candidate will support in leading the service which spans over 3 buildings and will develop their team which consists of support mentors and children and family workers. We are seeking a passionate, driven and motivated colleague to lead this service in a trauma informed and inclusive way. 

You will the have overall responsibility of your service and team, aiming to deliver a high quality, trauma informed service to your residents. Your role is to ensure full contract and regulatory compliance whilst being a role model/leader for your team to achieve KPI's and other requirements as per the service needs.

Shift/Working pattern: 37.5 hours a week in service Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, you may also be required to work outside these hours as per the service requirements and needs. You will also take part in our on call service. 

Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with the length of service
  • Training and Development, including access to courses, upskilling, and progression plans
  • Medicash includes discount gym memberships, routine optometry care, dental treatments, and physiotherapy treatments
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling
  • Reflective Practice regular sessions with a therapist provided by an external provider to support Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Annual Staff Awards
  • Be part of a person-centred organisation! 


The successful applicant will have keen knowledge of the needs of women experiencing domestic abuse and will have strong leadership and team development skills.

We are an organisation which embraces differences and encourage our staff to bring their professional but authentic selves to work! We're looking for someone who is driven to provide high quality, effective, and person centred support to staff, colleagues, residents and participants, someone who thrives working in a team but can also work independently using their own initiative! You need to be confident in leading a motivating a team, being able to be proactive and adaptable and maintain a high morale within the service. We look for compassionate, supportive and empowering leaders who are comfortable working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment! If this sounds like you, take a look at our full JDPS and apply now!


Line Management and Leadership

  • Provide high quality support, leadership and line management to staff, offer guidance, support, and advice to the team and support them to perform to the best of their abilities.
  • Provide leadership and management throughout the full employee lifecycle.
  • Hold regular one to ones and team meetings to support effective teamwork and communication. Facilitate a culture where constructive challenge is welcomed.
  • Proactively embed a culture of learning, development, reflection, and evaluation in a psychologically informed environment.

Service Delivery

  • Manage the overall day-to-day operational delivery of your service, working directly with your team, colleagues, residents and participants, as well as other stakeholders to provide a high-quality, holistic service which meets the needs of our residents.
  • Ensure service responsibilities and requirements are carried out effectively. This includes but is not limited to; welfare checks, risk assessments, support sessions, safeguarding checks, training and development, and other responsibilities required for effective service delivery.
  • Support the team to carry out their day to day duties and responsibilities, offer guidance and support as necessary. 
  • Work proactively to ensure the service and team meet and exceed Key Performance Indicators, and work in line with professional codes of conduct.
  • Empower residents and participants to make decisions to take control over their lives, by creating an enabling environment.
  • Be part of the operational on-call Rota for providing out-of-hours support across the operations directorate.

Risk Management

  • Follow relevant risk assessment and management procedures, share relevant information with others as necessary.
  • Ensure all case recording and information is accurately recorded in a timely manner, ensuring confidentiality and GDPR.
  • Champion, and act as a point of reference for safeguarding concerns within the service(s). Ensure all staff attend relevant safeguarding and training and use knowledge to coach and advise the team.

Property and Housing Management

  • Ensure the accommodation in which residents live is clean and maintained to a high standard
  • Ensure all repairs and maintenance issues are correctly reported and managed through to completion.
  • Ensure a provision of high quality housing management service is provided to residents. 

Financial Management

  • Manage the service budget and review monthly management accounts: Set budgets and ensure resources are maximised.
  • Promote effective cost control mechanisms and other financial activities.
  • Maintain financial management within the service.


  • Some of what else is included: Contract management and Internal auditing, admin, and general other duties as required. 

Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position. Please refer to the JDPS attached for more information.


What we are looking for:

  • It is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female
  • Knowledge of the needs of women experiencing domestic abuse and will have strong leadership and team development skills.
  • Understanding and/or experience of working with people of complex backgrounds, ex-offenders, mental health, substance misuse, challenging behaviours
  • Experience of working with and engaging with diverse groups of people from varying backgrounds
  • Previous experience in people management and development
  • IT Proficiency, including Microsoft Office, and the ability to navigate and learn new case management systems and other types of organisational software.
  • Ability to promote the service and provide outreach-based provision, with an ability to liaise and work effectively in partnership with stakeholders
  • Understanding of Housing Management, including voids and evictions

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Understanding, knowledge, and/or practical application of key legislation – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Social Care, and Housing, and Health, Safety and Environment

Please refer to the JDPS attached for more details on the vacancy and our requirements/key criteria.



Social Interest Group (SIG) believes good care and support improve lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do. Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.

SIG is a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in residential, drop-in centres, community floating support settings (including people's own homes), probation settings, and hospitals awaiting discharge. We do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.

Want to know how we work? Watch our short Theory of Change video to see how we support people towards a brighter future: Theory of Change

Further details can be found on our website here: Theory of Change - Social Interest Group - Social Interest Group. 

Our Values

Ambition – Eager to succeed and to accomplish as much as possible for our people

Empowerment – Giving staff and the people we support the tools, training, and information they need to achieve their potential

Transparency – Upfront and visible about our actions and open to scrutiny from stakeholders, service users, and staff

Inclusivity – Listening to, understanding, and including all our stakeholders to ensure we make a difference and get things right


Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.

Additional information on our company policies including Gender Pay, Equality and Diversity, Company Benefits and our Candidate Privacy Policy can be found on our website.

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Social Interest Group View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 19 July 2024
Closing date: 18 August 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: 237701CHJ
Tags: Advice / Information,Communications,Social Care / Development,Business Development,Care Management,Operations,Business Intelligence,Culture,Social / Support Work