Are you looking for an opportunity where your skills will make a difference in helping to end homelessness and rebuild lives?
About the role
The Sutton Vulnerable Adults Pathway is an interlinked group of floating support and accommodation services operated in Sutton by St Mungo’s and commissioned by the London Borough of Sutton. Our aim is to deliver a recovery focused service that provides a place of safety, appropriate housing and support for all clients. We have a variety of flexible accommodation services across 36 sites including 24 hour assessment hubs, Housing First and Semi-Independent accommodation, which means we can adapt our service to meet the needs of a broad range of people. We are now looking for a Deputy Manager to join the team where you will work across sites, providing a point of consistency for service users from referral to move-on. in the role you will:
- Work closely with the service manager to ensure the effective day to day running of the service.
- Provide supportive supervision and line management to staff ensuring high quality, person centred support is provided to clients with a broad range of support needs.
- Build and maintain strong relationships, and work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders including local authorities, accommodation services.
This role will suit a passionate and committed individual who has the ability to empower individuals to make positive changes. In addition you will have:
- Experience of managing staff and volunteers; or the willingness to develop these skills.
- The ability to effectively prioritise your own time and workload and come up with practical ideas to improve services.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of people.
- A good working knowledge of substances and supporting clients within the Substance Misuse Recovery Model is essential, including an understanding of the challenges that clients can experience when transitioning to abstinence or controlled use and developing a life away from drugs/alcohol.
- Finally, flexibility is necessary for this post, as you may be required to work outside of normal working hours.
Above all, we are looking for someone committed to the overall aims of the service and working with a recovery focused, person centred approach.
What we offer
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%.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
- 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 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
- We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.
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 – 2020 we supported 32,800 people across all of our services. 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.
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 10 June 2022
Interview and assessments on: week commencing 20 June 2022
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.