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Pertemps London

An exciting opportunity has arisen with a leading UK children's charity currently recruiting for a manager to oversee the day to day running of it's residential home based in Twickenham.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a resourceful, energetic and outgoing individual who can deal effectively with challenging situations and behaviour, motivate young people to manage risk and support a team of professional staff.

Applicants should have
  • At least three years' experience of providing leaving care and/or housing support to single homeless or other vulnerable client groups, including young people.
  • At least one year's experience of effectively managing professional staff.
  • A good understanding of Safeguarding and the legal framework relevant to the provision of residential services for young people aged 16+.
  • Thorough knowledge of the issues that lead to young people becoming homeless, including those relating to alcohol/drug dependency and mental health and complex needs.
  • Familiarity with the welfare benefits system and with the range of resources, statutory and non-statutory agencies and services relevant to supporting young people.
  • Awareness of health and safety regulations and procedures to minimise risk.
  • A high regard for young people with the ability to relate successfully to individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and to manage conflict situations.
Key aspects of the job will be:
  • To safeguard young people through sound management strategies, collaborative working with external agencies and emergency services and compliance with local authority safeguarding procedures.
  • To provide regular supervision for staff and assess training needs to required performance and development standards. To source and/or deliver training and coaching where appropriate.
  • To ensure housing management policies and practices are effectively operated. This will include maximisation of income, licence management and implementation of fair and equitable referral procedures.
  • To ensure appropriate staff cover is maintained in the home through production of rotas and, where necessary, recruitment of locum covers. To ensure that staffing needs are met within designated budgets.
What you should expect from us
  • Fixed Salary - £31,315
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years' service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
  • Industry Leading training programme including access to children's right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy,
  • Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
  • Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
  • Discretionary Funded Training Programs.
  • Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career within our range of services...... click apply for full job details
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