Service Manager in Social Interest Group Bedford,England,UnitedKingdom

Website Social Interest Group

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About the job

Service Manager

Bedford, Bedfordshire (On-site)

£29,664 per annum

Permanent, Full-time

We are currently recruiting an experienced and dedicated Service Manager to join our services in Bedford (with travel to other locations across Luton and Bedford) where you will be responsible for leading and overseeing the delivery of the Bedford Borough Council commissioned housing related support service for people with mental health problems who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

About the Service:

Holman House is a semi-independent accommodation based project located in Bedford offering accommodation for 19 individuals faced with homelessness who are experiencing difficulty with their mental health and complex emotional needs, often coupled with substance abuse and or offending behaviours. The key objectives are to enable service users to develop independence and life skills so they can access and sustain suitable accommodation, and to provide structured and outcome focussed housing related support for individuals with multiple support needs.

About the Role:

This is a unique opportunity for a innovative Service Manager to lead the service, and build upon the service excellence that we are renowned for. We are looking for a leader who is a decision maker; great listener; succinct communicator and an advocate for change. Professional, empathic with demonstrable experience of effective leadership, you will be committed to delivering services in a psychologically informed and trauma informed way.

You will have a successful background in mental health, complex needs, homelessness and substance misuse provision and have similar service experience at managerial level. With a robust history of implementing, improving standards and steering change, you will be committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish.

If you are passionate about supporting the people we work with and the belief that everyone can turn their life around regardless of past or present circumstances, then we want to hear from you!

Experience Required:

  • NVQ / Diploma Level 4 in Management / Health & Social Care / Mental Health or professional equivalent
  • Direct experience of service delivery within housing and/or social care or similar services
  • Operational management experience with the ability to work under challenging circumstances
  • A good understanding of the needs of vulnerable households, both families and single individuals
  • Proven ability to provide clear leadership and management to a team
  • Experience of housing management including voids and evictions
  • Knowledge and practical application of key legislation – mental health, criminal justice, social care and housing etc
  • Ability to influence and form strong relationships with commissioning bodies and professional agencies

For more information, please visit our careers page in order to complete our online application form.

If you think you have the passion, creativity and tenacity to make a real difference to people’s lives, challenge stigma and make our communities safer, we would love to hear from you!

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and provide employment references covering the last 5 years period including one from your most recent employer.

Company: Social Interest Group

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: Bedford,England,UnitedKingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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