Lead Manager

Job Title:  Lead Manager Ref:  LMSTAR-0120Salary: Grade F £34,128 – £37,413 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory […]

Job Title:  Lead Manager

Ref:  LMSTAR-0120
Salary: Grade F £34,128 – £37,413 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week 
Location:  Deptford
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: 1 Fixed Term Contract (1 year)

Closing Date: Midnight 7th February 2020
Interviews:  17/02/2020

We are looking for an organised, motivated and engaged Lead Manager for the STAR project. STAR is delivered in partnership with Shelter, St Mungo’s and EASL and is funded by London Council to focus on large and small hotspots as well as to work with vulnerable females and provide prevention and intervention activities through a range of partners. Commissioned to work across all 33 London boroughs, this service provides additional outreach assistance to existing provisions.

This is a great opportunity for a manager with some experience to move into busy, exciting frontline services vital to efforts to reduce rough sleeping across London.

As lead manager you will:

– Be responsible for managing the services performance against its contract, monitoring and regularly reporting to funders on performance in meeting its targets. 

– Be responsible for directly managing the staff team.

– You will ensure the finances of the service are well managed and it is compliant with all relevant HR policies and legislation.

 – Foster a culture of high performance and continual striving to improve upon successes throughout your team. 

– Take a lead in developing and managing partnerships with key agencies across London.

To be successful you will be:

– Outcome focused.

– Able to organise the operations of a complex, busy service.

– A decisive and effective leader.

– An excellent communicator able to form and maintain effective working relationships with all partners.

– Able to directly manage staff, oversee the management of others and ensure the services finances are well managed.

At Thames Reach, we are driven and committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in delivering services to vulnerable people.

If you are looking to use your existing knowledge and experience to move into a role, where you will have more influence and responsibility and be able to work to resolve the street-based activity within a London borough this may be the opportunity you are looking for. 

This post will give you the opportunity to build on your ability to carry out assessments, identify options, devise plans to achieve these and oversee a multi-agency problem solving approach with people who may have a history of challenging services.

With the help of our experienced senior staff and management, you will be supported and trained to use your strong communication and creative problem-solving skills to enable you to create and deliver options for people where these may be hard to find. You will receive regular supervision from experienced staff who will both guide your work and encourage and facilitate your personal development.

To succeed you will need to have the interpersonal skills and the commitment, patience and perseverance required to work with a caseload of complex individuals.

You will have the strong I.T. skills needed to collect, collate and interpret information and statistics on street-based activity, and the communication skills to present these in external meetings.

While a large proportion of your time will be spent working day shifts Monday-Friday, you will be flexible and able to work late and early shifts and weekends as required.

As well as a great working environment we also offer:

-6.5% employer & 1.5% employee pension contribution.

-Development opportunities.

-29 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

-Reimbursement of the cost of annual eye test

-Season ticket/cycle loan

-Flexible Working

-EAP services

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect, and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

If you have any questions about this role please contact outreach@thamesreach.org.uk

Please download the application pack and return to  recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

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