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Area Manager - Housing & Homelessness Services

Job Title: Area Manager - Housing & Homelessness Services
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: York
Start Date: April 2020
Reference: UT039
Job Published: March 13, 2020 16:54

Job Description

UT039 – Area Manager – Housing and Homelessness Services


£38,200 per annum

37 hours per week – Fixed Term until 01/04/2022

Closing Date – 26th March 2020 Interview Date - TBC

About you

Do you have relevant and substantial experience managing homeless services and in services offering support for socially disadvantaged and vulnerable people?

Do you have experience of managing budgets and maintaining financial records and experience of developing and implementing new services?

Do you have experience of developing and implementing new services and of quality assurance processes?

Do you have experience of working with Commissioners to deliver an effective, needs led service?

If so, the role of Area Manager within our Housing and Homelessness Service may be the role for you.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

This is an important senior operational role leading our Homeless and support services in York.

You will be responsible for the delivery of frontline homeless services in your locality, focusing on enabling the delivery of high quality services for people experiencing social exclusion. The role requires excellent relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and a commitment to involving the people who use our services.

The role provides strategic leadership to support operational delivery of a range of services inclusive of emergency supported accommodation, a housing First service, various community based dispersed models of accommodation and floating support services.

The role will also focus on identifying and developing new opportunities within the geographical area.

The post-holder will be required to manage performance of services, manager serious and complex situations and negotiate and influence effectively, when needed.

The post-holder will oversee the work of Service Managers and be accountable to a Head of Service.

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