We have an exciting opportunity to be a part of a fantastic and supportive team consisting of 4 Refuge Workers, a Team Leader and 2 Children and Family Workers. The domestic abuse service in Kensington and Chelsea are now looking for a Team Manager for a 6-month contract.
Position: Team Manager – Domestic Abuse Service
Location: Kensington and Chelsea
Hours: 39 hours per week (all Managers may need to undertake on call duties during out of hours, for which they will be remunerated in addition to their salary)
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday flexi-time. Core hours 10am-4pm
Contract: 6-month contract
Salary: £32,004.60 pro rata, per annum
Benefits: Company Mobile Phone, Company Pension, Employee Discounts, Generous Holiday, Great Working Environment, In House Training, Progression Opportunities, Recognised Qualifications, Travel/Season Ticket Loans.
Closing Date: 12 October 2020
Interview Date: 14 October 2020 (interviews will be carried out virtually during the advertising process, so please submit your application ASAP)
Join a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. This year is the charity’s 50th anniversary so it is an exciting time to join!
The Domestic Abuse Service across Kensington and Chelsea providing emergency refuge accommodation to women and their children fleeing domestic abuse. They provide a trauma-informed temporary emergency accommodation to women and their children (if any) who have left abusive situations. The service comprises of two refuges, providing full housing management and support facilities; and access to the award-winning peer support ‘Butterfly’ Programme.
The service is designed to empower and support women in determining their own futures. The charity does this through providing practical and emotional support, appropriate advice and advocacy for women living at the refuge on such matters as; housing, welfare benefits, legal options, health, education, training and childcare.
The Team Manager role will include managing 2 sites and the Butterfly Project. Working with a very supportive team and in a good working environment, the refuge is within close proximity of public transport and surrounded by local amenities.
The charity is proud to promote career progression and a large number of vacancies are filled by internal staff. If you are a refuge worker looking for step up in their career this is the right opportunity.
As Team Manager, you will bring with you:
· Experience of leading and motivate a team to achieve service outcomes
· The ability to manage all aspects of a domestic abuse refuge service
· An understanding of the legislative policy contact of housing related support and VAWG service provision
· An understanding of trauma and the ability to translate this knowledge into trauma-informed service provision
· The ability to communicate confidently and effectively to a wide range of audiences
· The ability to develop and maintain partnerships
· A good understanding of housing management and the ability to manage arrears, voids, health and safety and property standards
· An understanding of co-production and the ability to ensure that the service is delivered in partnership with service users
· Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.
So if you want to work for an organisation that offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression… apply today!
Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position – (Only Female applicants please)
About the Organisation
The charity supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions by campaigning and advocating nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, the organisation supports people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis.
Applications from candidates with lived experience are welcomed, the organisation is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
You may also have experience in areas such as Domestic Abuse, Safeguarding, Women and Children, Crisis, Crisis Management, Service Manager, Community Care, Mental Health, Mental Health Welfare, Senior Service Manager, CNWL, Rapid Response Service, Mental Health, Recovery Worker, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Support, Refuge, Refuge Worker, Children and Family Worker, Emergency Housing, Advocacy, Advocate, VAWG, IDVA, Support Workers, Children & Family Worker, Volunteer Management.