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Deputy Manager

City of London, Greater London (On-site)
£40,116 - £43,505 per year
Full-time
Contract (1 year)
Job description

Would you like to gain experience in leading operations and developing a quality service? 

This is a 1 year fixed term contract role.

This exciting pilot is a new approach to preventing rough sleeping, through the provision of accommodation with onsite specialist move-on support to those who are at immediate risk of sleeping rough. The service will provide a route and support for single homeless clients who are presenting to the Local Authority Housing Options or day centres and at imminent risk of rough sleeping, but not yet rough sleeping.  

Where their homelessness cannot be prevented by the council and they are at imminent risk of sleeping rough, a referral can be made into the Rough Sleeping Prevention service.  

The service will be based across three London locations in Islington, Lambeth and Kensington and Chelsea and staff will be expected to work across all three.  

  •  (K&C): medium – high support accommodation.  

  •  (Lambeth): medium support accommodation.  

  •  (Islington): Assessment hub space for up to 15 clients. Site will operate 24/7.  

Each site will have staff delivering casework and support, providing each person with a comprehensive assessment of their needs and circumstances, and intensive specialist support to secure move on.  

Onward accommodation offer will be tailored to a person’s individual circumstances, with a move on route identified based on what is suitable and attainable e.g. private rented sector accommodation, supported housing, Clearing House accommodation, reconnections in the UK or abroad and specialist accommodation for certain cohorts such as young people. 

The service will work in partnership with the local authority to secure onward move-on options e.g. access the council PRS scheme, advocating for access to supported housing.  

About you  

This post requires a motivated and passionate experienced individual to support the service manager to lead, support and manage a team across three projects. As deputy Manager you will be supported by a Case Coordinator and a team of Assessment and Reconnection Workers, night workers and duty workers to: 

  • 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. 

  • Work flexibly to support the rough sleeping service, and our clients when they need us the most. 

We are looking for an exceptional, dynamic and creative individual with excellent communication skills, and the ability to negotiate with a wide range of partners and external audiences, operate in a fast paced environment and be passionate to the overall aims and objectives of St Mungo’s.  

How to apply 

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:  Friday 31 May 2024 

Interview and assessments on: w/c 10 June 2024 

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St Mungo's View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 31 May 2024 at 10:00
Tags: Social Care/Development, Project Management

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