Deputy Manager – Oxford SSTS
£29,636 - £32,878 pa
37.5 hours per week
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. We are currently looking for an exceptional individual to fill the above new job opportunity.
Somewhere Safe to Stay (SSTS) is a new initiative being set up in response to the government’s National Rough Sleeping Strategy and aims to prevent people from sleeping rough. For Oxford, the SSTS service will be hosted in a purpose developed building that will host a range of multi-agency services all aimed at tackling rough sleeping in the city.
The SSTS service focuses on helping people who are at imminent risk of sleeping. Our challenge is to quickly help avoid rough sleeping or off of the streets quickly and, through our assessment hubs, help them find alternative accommodation so they can avoid the dangers of rough sleeping.
You will be based at our newly created Assessment Hub at Floyd’s Row; Oxford, where you will play a central role in managing the day to day case work of Assessment and Reconnection Workers; as well as supporting the manager with all operational tasks. You will also support your team to work in partnership with local authorities, accommodation services, statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that clients move on from the service into the appropriate accommodation with the correct support in place.
To succeed, you will have experience of communicating, liaising and negotiating with stakeholders and external agencies to a high level; to build strong partnerships to deliver services. You will also have experience of client case management and an understanding of the importance of good practice in relation to case work. The ability to manage a project or team in a homelessness service and provide reconnection advice, is also essential.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 23 September
Interviews and assessments: Monday 7 October
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It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s at this level
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.