Enfield Clubhouse is a small charity dedicated to aiding the recovery of people with severe mental health issues. It is registered with the charity's commission for England and Wales and companies house. We are based in Community House in Edmonton, a culturally diverse area.
We aim to help rehabilitate people into the community through encouraging members to engage in volunteering, work & engaging in community events. We also provide a safe environment in which people can develop friendships, talk about their past experience and participate in a range of social activities. These include art, singing, exercise, cooking, playing games, regular outings and holidays. We also support members with benefit issues and encourage members to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Enfield Clubhouse is open two days a week - Wednesdays and Fridays (9:00am -4pm) and employs 3 part time staff.
· Clubhouse Manager (14 hours per week)
· Deputy Manager (10.5 hours per week)
· Assistant (approx 3 hours per week)
As well as having to attend Clubhouse every Friday (9:00 to 4:00) the manager will be allocated 7 hours a week to manage and administer all Clubhouse activities and functions. There is some flexibility around these hours and should the manager need to work additional hours renumeration will always be provided. The manager will also need to be able to provide cover for staff absences (e.g. sickness or annual leave) on Clubhouse days
Office facilities are provided at the Clubhouse, though it would be acceptable if the post holder chose to work from home on days other than Friday.
As well as having a flexible approach to working, the post holder will need to combine excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an efficient approach to organisational, financial and administrative management.
Experience of working with those experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems is essential as well as motivational skills to encourage members to participate in activities.
The new post holder may wish to review and organise the hours and tasks of all staff to ensure Clubhouse is run as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
Clubhouse is independent and has a board of trustees which include members who meet regularly with the manager to discuss plans, financial management and ongoing strategic development.
The successful candidate will make contacts and develop working relationships not only with local mental health and social care professionals but with the voluntary sector and employers and always be looking for fresh opportunities that may benefit Clubhouse, particularly the recruitment of new members.
The successful candidate will regularly give supervision to paid staff and keep all personal data stored and handled in keeping with the data protection act 2018. They will also identify plan and coordinate staff (and volunteer) development and training.
Candidates should understand members entitlement to confidentiality and the necessity to carry out vetting procedures for potential volunteers and staff.
Although Clubhouse is currently financially stable there has been a decline in funding and the future post holder will need to explore ways of bringing in additional funding, including the drafting of funding bids.
Please apply by email with your CV giving a full work history, and a letter outlining your suitability for the post, in particular addressing the qualities and requirements outlined in the person specification.
Please note that applications without a covering letter will not be considered
The Successful candidate must undertake an enhanced DBS check which is paid for by Clubhouse.
Previous applicants need not apply.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.