Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Starting at £30,451 pa, NJC Scale Points 26 – 28
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Touchstone (registered charity No. 1012053) is a leading voluntary sector agency providing high quality services to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Wakefield Safe Space Service Manager
Salary: starting at £30,451 pa, NJC Scale Points 26 – 28
Hours: 37 hours per week
Based: Wakefield

Touchstone has been awarded NHS funding to run a Wakefield Safe Space in the early evening and at night delivered in partnership with Spectrum people and Gasped. The service operates between the hours of 6pm-1am, 7 evenings a week.

The Wakefield Safe Space offers a non-clinical, listening space with the aim of diverting people, who would be better supported elsewhere, away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and other crisis services in Wakefield.

 The post holder will provide effective leadership and performance management of the Wakefield Safe Space team of staff. Work closely with the Lead Service Manager, with partners in other agencies, emergency service and other voluntary sector organisations.

We wish to recruit someone with personal experience of mental distress and substantial experience of supporting people in crisis, including working with people at risk of suicide and self harm and supporting people from BME and LGBT communities.

Flexible working is a requirement of this role covering daytime, evenings and some weekends.  This is to ensure effective delivery of the service, partnership work and team support.

The post requires the Service Manager to complete one evening shift per week as per the expectations of their role.

Closing Dte:  29 September 2021
Interviews will be held: 14 and 15 October 2021


Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our website where you can download the application pack. Please note, you are not applying at this stage.

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone. Further information can be obtained from our equal opportunities policy.

Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 13 September 2021
Closed date: 29 September 2021
Job ref: 158586_TS
Tags: Social Care/Development, Care Management