Deputy Manager – Move on Housing at Turning Tides

Deputy Manager - Move on Housing Full Time 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Salary £27,126 per annum Turning Tides are a community led homelessness organisation that puts clients and local people at the heart of our mission to end homelessness. You will be joining an established, friendly team addressing issues faced by homeless men and women in the communities in which we work.

We have gone from supporting a handful of people in the coastal town of Worthing, to providing a range of services to over 1,700 people in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. We have over 5,000 supporters, 300 volunteers and 100 staff members to date.

Turning Tides is looking for a Deputy Manager to support the Move on Housing Manager with the management of our move on housing in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid-Sussex. This includes day to day management of the services, the building, and providing guidance, supervision and support to staff to ensure the provision of high quality housing services, working with people with complex and challenging needs, utilising elements of personalisation and strength based practice in order to improve engagement and promote positive outcomes.

The post holder will report to the Move On Housing Manager in the delivery of our Move on Housing Services.

Candidates must have a good knowledge and understanding of housing management and the benefits systems specifically Housing Benefit.

You should have good knowledge of alcohol, drugs and mental health and the needs of traumatized individuals. As well as the knowledge and practical experience of using person-centred tools to support the development of independence and life skills with the ability to transfer such knowledge and any associated skills.

Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan own workload as well as meeting deadlines and targets is essential. Candidates must have good IT Skills and be able to manage a team.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have substantial experience of leading teams and working with vulnerable people, with an understanding of the difficulties they experience in accessing services. You will also have experience of supporting clients with complex needs and addressing these needs through effective case work management.

You must have the ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets, good IT Skills are essential.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website. Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form, which includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire; see our website vacancy page for these documents.

Closing date for vacancy: Midnight on Monday 13 April 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 29 April 2020
No agencies please.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Turning Tides

Deadline for applications

13 Apr 2020


Salary £27,126 per annum

Hours per week

37.5 hours per week


Management / Directors

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