Deputy Housing Services Manager
Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 150 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end local homelessness.
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled, highly motivated and passionate deputy manager to develop, grow and improve on the organisation’s established Byron Road and Manor Road services in Worthing.
The services consist of two large Victorian properties; the Byron Road service which provides 15 bed spaces, consisting of a large core house with rooms with shared communal resources, and a separate annex building with self-contained units and disability access. The Manor Road service provides 15 bed spaces and medium support provision for individuals who require a lower level of support and are moving towards living independently.
You will be a highly motivated individual, with leadership qualities and a flexible way of working. Turning Tides welcome applications from those that may not have management experience, but possess the qualities and values that align with Turning Tides’ mission to end homelessness.
Reporting to the Housing Services Manager, you will:
- Ensure that the service meets the needs of a diverse client group and continues to develop and adapt to meet changing needs.
- Support the development of Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) in the service.
- With the Housing Services Manager, have the responsibility for ensuring the service is financially secure, delivered safely and effectively and meet all relevant health & safety and safeguarding requirements.
- Have the ability to lead a team and work with clients to deliver an effective and fully co-produced housing service.
To join us as Deputy Manager you will need:
- Outstanding leadership skills with the ability to drive results and innovation.
- A willingness to successfully deliver high quality services coupled with the ability to mentor teams, implement new service developments and create positive ‘move on’ outcomes for Turning Tides’ clients.
- Good IT and database skills
A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from the website.
To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.
You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note Turning Tides do not accept CV’s.
Closing date for applications: 25 June 2021
Interview date: 01 July 2021
No agencies please.
Turning Tides aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities it serves. The organisation values, respects and celebrates diversity. Turning Tides encourages applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.
Turning Tides are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect our employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronovirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.
Turning Tides supports the #FlexFrom1st campaign and gives the right to request flexible working from day one of employment.
Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Please note that Turning Tides will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from the organisation within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.