Area Manager - Domestic Abuse (Care, Housing, Support) HEST83610

SE1 1LB, London (Greater)
Salary £45,924 per year rising to £46,812 per annum after 1 year
14 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a great opportunity to lead and manage a diverse and dynamic workforce.

Our client is a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. With their 50th anniversary approaching it is an exciting time to join them!

They are London’s largest provider of services to women affected by Domestic Abuse.

They run refuge provision for women and children fleeing domestic abuse, floating support to women in their own homes and deliver IDVA floating support services for people who are at very high risk around Domestic Abuse. In addition, they also co-ordinate three MARACs (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) across London.

As Area Manager, you will develop high performing teams which are service user and co-production led and be at the forefront of transforming the response to domestic abuse services

Our client offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.  They welcome applications from candidates with lived experience and are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position – (Only Female applicants Please).

Person specification:

  • Demonstrable experience of managing DA services.
  • Experience of managing local project and service managers and of managing the development and delivery of care, housing, support, health and community engagement services.
  • An understanding of the strategic environment in which care and support services are being delivered and the implications for the organisation.
  • Demonstrable experience of contract management and the management of complex budgets and an understanding of the legislation and good practice underpinning the robust delivery of care, health, support and community engagement services.
  • Working knowledge of the legal framework and best practice for the protection of vulnerable adults and children and an understanding of the importance of an outcomes focused approach to the development and delivery of care, support and preventative services.
  • Ability and experience to transform services that are not meeting local or organisational KPI’s and extensive knowledge and good practise in supporting women and children, and experience in all types of all forms VAWG
  • Good oral, written, administration and IT communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

In return they offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

Hours: 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Closing date: 11 July 2019

Interview date: 17 July 2019

Our client supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. They campaign and advocate 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, they support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis and are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.

They are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.

In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.

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