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Deputy Project Manager – Brighton & Hove (YMCA DownsLink Group)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/23884
  • Published: Thu 12/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 01/06/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £29,630 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

Job introduction

Contract type: Permanent 
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Wednesday 1 June 2022

Who to contact if you have a query:

Remy Lamarca
Remy.lamarca@ymcadlg.org
+44 1273 222567

About the role

  • Location: Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Earnings: £29630.00 to £29630.00

We are recruiting for a permanent, full-time Deputy Project Manager who can assist the Project Manager with ensuring effective daily operations in Gareth Stacey House (15 bedspaces) and Lansworth House (20 bedspaces) in Brighton and Hove. 

These are supported housing projects offering high and medium levels of housing-related support for young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of homelessness. The YMCA DLG provides a progressive trauma-informed service, working extensively with external agencies to ensure safe, holistic and realistic approaches to supporting residents with increased risk. 

In this role you will support and work with the Project Manager to ensure the accommodation is safe, welcoming, secure, and that staff are visible and engaging at all times. You will support the team to work together to deliver a high-quality service that enables residents to acquire the skills they need to lead independent and fulfilling lives, in line with organisational targets.

An important part of the role is working closely with the Safeguarding Team to ensure high standards of safeguarding and Trauma Informed Practice in our services, ensuring staff observe safeguarding policies and procedures and keep themselves and residents safe by respecting professional boundaries.

In addition, you will work with the Project Manager to ensure that the daily operations of the service comply with the service specification and YMCA DLG policies and procedures. You will oversee the residents’ referral, interview and induction processes for all beds and ensure the Occupancy Agreements and House Rules are fully understood. You will be responsible for supervising bank staff, student social workers and volunteers.

As part of our commitment to being a Trauma-Informed Organisation, all frontline staff have access to regular group Reflective Practice Supervision.

This is a frontline role and you will be expected to be on site working closely with the teams. Additionally, the role is part of the ‘on call’ rota to provide out of hours management support to projects in the wider locality, and there will be some occasional weekend shifts to provide cover.

Who You Are

You will have solid experience of working in supported housing, or similar services for young people and/or adults at risk, delivering objectives and targets. You will be confident managing and/or supervising a team and have experience creating or maintaining psychologically informed environments, and overseeing the delivery of trauma informed care and support. You will already have experience of coordinating housing management tasks including contract compliance, maintenance, void/arrears management, and health & safety.

You are passionate about supporting young people at risk, with ability to successfully manage challenging situations whilst remaining calm and solution focused. You will already have experience in managing consistent standards in safeguarding, child protection and or protection of vulnerable adults, and knowledge of issues affecting vulnerable children, young people and  adults such as sexual & criminal exploitation, gangs, radicalisation, learning disability and cognitive impairment, homelessness, mental health, trauma and attachment, substance misuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and modern slavery.

We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Please download a job pack for information about the benefits we offer

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Julia Harrison on 07894 405 570

Closing date is 1 June 2022

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For questions regarding this role, please email us at recruitment@ymcadlg.org

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

 

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/23884
  • Published: Thu 12/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 01/06/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £29,630 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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