Service Manager - Wandsworth Mental Health Services

Team
Wandsworth Properties
Location
Wandsworth
No. of Vacancies
1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Salary
Starting at 33,262.40 rising incrementally to 36,000.93 per annum
Closing Date
04/02/2019
Ref No
SHP704
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Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

At SHP (Single Homeless Project), you’ll be part of one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities, a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London borough - from supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

SHP was founded by a group of homeless people in the mid-1970s and more than 40 years on, we still try to look at the world through our clients’ eyes, putting their needs and viewpoints at the centre of everything we do. Above all, we believe that, no matter what challenges they face, everyone we work with has the capacity to take control of their lives and shape their own futures.

The Role

A great opportunity for someone looking to expand their skill set into a Service Management role:

Our service in Wandsworth works with people aged 18 and over who require accommodation with support.  

Reporting to an Assistant Director, your role will require you to develop a newly restructured service and to lead and motivate the team to deliver a creative and responsive support service that empowers our clients to achieve their aspirations and make positive and sustainable life changes.

You will need to be comfortable leading the team within a strengths and recovery framework.  You will be skilled & have the capacity to develop the service and you must also be capable of managing others in a context of continuous improvement.  You will ensure that all aspects of the service are delivered to the highest standard, are fully compliant with organisational values and contractual requirements and reflect current good practice.  You will be creative and motivated to inspire opportunities for our service users to access.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about and experienced in working with adults with complex mental health needs and capable of confidently leading and developing a service, and who are able to:

  • Manage the delivery of a service to people with a diverse range of needs including offending, substance use, mental health & homelessness.
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with stakeholders.
  • Motivate and lead a team through change and shape services to meet local priorities.
  • Develop & build on our structured opportunities programme specifically for clients with enduring mental health needs. 

If you think you’ve got what it takes, we would love to hear from you. 

Closing date for applications: Monday, 4th February  2019

Interviews to be held: Monday, 11th February  2019

SHP is IIP accredited and equal opportunities employer.

SHP’s attractive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive starting salary 
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days (plus eight paid Bank Holidays)
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will Contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
  • Regular support and development focussed line management supervision
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available to all staff
  • Paid carers' leave and compassionate leave
  • Sick leave, up to three months full pay then three months half pay
  • Generous maternity leave (16 weeks full pay and up to 24 weeks half pay) and four weeks paid paternity leave, depending on length of service
  • Interest free public transport season ticket loan (after six months)
  • Tax exemption for ’cycle to work’ scheme and payroll giving