Service Manager (Housing) / Support Scheme Manager / Supported Housing Manager

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CHS Group
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £32,428 - £34,027
05 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Service Manager (Housing) / Support Scheme Manager / Supported Housing Manager

Location: Russell Street, Cambridge, CB2 1HU

Salary: £32,428 - £34,027

Full Time Permanent


CHS Community Support Services work with people with care and support needs, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to promote independence, health and wellbeing, empowering people to build on their strengths, enhance their lives and access appropriate housing.

The Russell Street service provides accommodation and support to 21 adults (aged between 18 and 64) with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions as well as physical and mental health needs. 16 live in temporary accommodation within the main hostel and 5 live in permanent self-contained flats nearby.

Leading the service, you will ensure people receive effective advice and the highest quality support so that they achieve their aspirations and live as independently as possible.

Managing the team, you will recruit, inspire, motivate and support them to develop their support work practice and ensure they provide an effective supported housing management service including maintenance, rent/service charge payments, arrears and voids management.

We are looking for a Service Manager with strong leadership skills and solid management experience from within a supportive setting. With an excellent understanding of the issues facing people with learning disabilities as well as knowledge and practical experience of safeguarding procedures, you will be able to hit the ground running. You will be able to identify and manage a variety of risks along with having the resilience to work independently to manage a varied and demanding workload. You will also hold a Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) or relevant management experience

Due to the nature of the role, you must be willing to be part of the Out of hours on-call rota.

Working at CHS Group offers a range of benefits including 30 days holiday per year (including bank holidays), increasing annually up to a maximum of 5 days pro rata for part-time staff, the option to purchase annual leave up to 5 days pa pro rata for part-time staff , a pension scheme which you and CHS contribute to Car Loans up to £5,000 for eligible employees. We also offer a refer a Friend Scheme (£250), free DBS checks, free parking and employee Assistance Programme provided by BUPA.

To reward you outside of work we offer discounted gym memberships (4 schemes) and use of the corporate membership of Edenred Travel Club.

This position is subject to a clear Enhanced DBS Disclosure.  If you are registered with the online DBS Update Service, this may expedite your application process.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 23rd April 2019 (midday)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the service Thursday 2nd May 4-6pm

Interviews will take place on Friday 3rd May 2019