| Refuge Manager
Domestic Violence | 3 LE8 |£17.42 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD7874 | Posted: 31/12/2021
Central is currently recruiting for a Refuge Manager, for a service based in Brighton. The service is a specialist domestic abuse service for women and their children fleeing domestic abuse.
The successful candidates will be required to work 40 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday. Cover is required for a minimum of 3 months. The pay rate for the role is £15.14 per hour, with £2.28 holiday pay totalling £17.42 per hour.
In this position, you will be:
- Managing a team, including interview and selection, supervision and development activities, allocation of caseloads, and implementing HR procedures where necessary
- Promoting the Service through marketing activities and networking, working closely with key agencies and local organisations
- Co-ordinating the development of links with local and national domestic abuse support agencies, third part support organisations, and statutory teams such as Safeguarding, Housing, Police and Health Services.
- Ensuring referrals to the Service are swiftly and fully assessed as to their suitability and safety and that all new residents are fully inducted including advice regarding maximising their income and benefit advice
- Co-ordinating the effective delivery of personalised support packages for all individuals accessing the service
- Supervising the monitoring of voids and rent arrears
- The Safeguarding Champion for the Service advising and overseeing complex caseloads where safeguarding has been highlighted as a concern
- Promoting a person centred approach to support, and carrying out regular auditing of case files and support and safety plans
- Responsible for planning and encouraging regular resident liaison, encouraging residents to participate in the running of the service
- Overseeing the health and safety and repairs aspect of the building, ensuring that the team conduct regular health and safety and compliance checks
- Co-ordinating and participating in an on call rota, including day/evening/weekend and bank holiday cover on a rota basis.
To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of supporting vulnerable women and children including those who have suffered domestic violence
- Comprehensive knowledge of the domestic abuse and supported housing sector
- Experience of Support Planning and assessing risk and ability to work positively and creatively with residents whose needs can be complex and challenging
- Effective supervision and people management skills and ability to positively influence and motivate team members to promote effective and supportive teamwork.
- Comprehensive knowledge of housing and benefits advice.
- An understanding of the safeguarding issues for vulnerable members of our communities, and managing risks associated with safeguarding.
- Good time management, ability to work under pressure and manage a complex caseload and conflicting priorities.
- Ability to put new and innovative ideas into practise and adapt methods of delivery.
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.