Are you ready to take the next step towards a management career in the charity sector; supporting people at immediate risk of rough sleeping?
About the role
St Mungo’s is at the forefront of supporting individuals experiencing, or who have experienced, homelessness. Our work is more crucial now than ever before as we support our clients throughout the covid-19 pandemic and ensure as many people as possible receive a rapid response, a full assessment of their needs and an offer of help to move away from the dangers of rough sleeping.
The Pan London Rough Sleeping services provide a rapid response service, intervening to ensure no one needs to sleep rough, our work is ongoing and we are currently looking for inspirational people to join our Pan London Assessment Triages, Staging Post and Support Hotels.
In the pivotal role of Deputy Manager you will work flexibly to support clients where they need us the most:
Work closely with the service manager to ensure the effective day to day running of the service.
Provide supportive supervision and line management to Assessment and Reconnection Workers, and other team members including night workers and hub assistants; providing guidance on complex cases.
Build and maintain strong relationships, and work in partnership with local authorities, accommodation services and other relevant agencies to ensure clients move on from the service into the appropriate accommodation with the correct support in place.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for proactive and creative individuals with:
- Experience of working with vulnerable people and supporting a service delivery team.
- The ability to negotiate with a wide range of internal and external partners and build positive relationships.
- Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to effectively prioritise your own time and workload to meet a number of different and competing tasks in a sometimes pressurised environment.
Knowledge and understanding of the housing and support needs of rough sleepers.
Experience of motivating and empowering staff and/or volunteers to take responsibility for delivering a high quality service to a vulnerable client group.
Above all we are looking for passionate people who are committed to the overall aims and objectives of the Rough Sleeping services.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s at this level.
What we offer
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.
Flexible Working and Other Benefits
We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
For this role staff can claim an additional 20% pay premium for hours worked between 8pm and 8am Monday to Friday, and all hours worked on Saturday and Sunday.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website and click the ‘Apply Now’ Button at the top of the page to start your online application form.
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document available’ tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am on 7 December 2020
Interview and assessments on: week commencing 14 December 2020 (to be held remotely via video conference call)
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
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.