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 Lodge team is dedicated to providing long term entrenched rough sleepers with a safe environment in which to build their confidence, promote opportunities for positive change and support their recovery journey and move on and become more independent.
In the rewarding role of Deputy Manager you will be supporting the day-to-day management of our projects’ accommodation; providing a safe and supportive environment to vulnerable homeless men and women in which to build confidence and ‘promote opportunities’ for positive change.
As a Deputy Manager you will support and supervise staff to work effectively with a recovery focus with our clients. You will also deputise for the manager in their absence and be involved in external liaison and developing the service.
You will also be responsible for the line management of team members; offering motivation and supervision to deliver high quality housing related support with a recovery-focused and person-centred approach.
A dynamic and committed individual who has a good understanding of supporting individuals who have been rough sleeping, some for many years.
Well organised, proactive and able to prioritise work on your own and use your initiative.
Above all we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives.
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%.
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.
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, 10 December 2021
Interview and assessments on: 20 December 2021, to take place via video 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.