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Supported Housing Services Manager 

£34,000 per annum

Worthing Churches Homeless Projects provides a wide range of homelessness services with over 50 staff and 190 volunteers which includes a Day Centre, 25 bed Recovery Project and social enterprise projects. WCHP values specialism and has a mental health nurse and qualified social workers on the staff team. WCHP benefits from strong multi-agency links to take a determined approach to reduce rough sleeping levels. At the heart of this, the Supported Housing Services Manager will manage:

  • 14 bed Short Term Assessment Hostel (24/7 double cover)

  • Stepping Stones hostel (14 bed medium support).

  • 6 move on and longer term independent living houses 

We are seeking an experienced residential/hostel manager with a background in homelessness who can effectively lead staff and volunteers to provide a highly personalised service to the most vulnerable clients often with enduring complex needs.

This is an exciting time of change as WCHP develops new responses to the housing and support needs of rough sleepers such as the building of 6 studio flats attached to STAH for clients who cannot cope with shared hostel living. We therefore seek strategic skills and a passion to evolve/innovate new services in a multi-agency setting. The credibility to develop links and influence key partners will be crucial through an in depth policy and practical understanding of all the issues that surround rough sleeping.

A solid track record is required in operational management that builds the strength, skills and professionalism of staff /volunteers and forges a strong team spirit. Finally, and above all, a manager is needed who puts client involvement at the centre of all service delivery.

Download a full job description and person specification and an application form. Alternatively please email our HR department on hrdepartment@wchp.org.uk or call Lisa Gladman on 01903 227820

If you would like an informal chat about this role please contact John Holmstrom on 01903 286485

All successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check before starting their new role. Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks, it is likely that you have been unsuccessful this time.

Closing date 4th November.

Interviews 12th November

 

Brighton Marathon 2015

Would you like to run for Worthing Churches Homeless Projects?

 

Wanted for our Retail Shops!

Our shops are in need of some new stock, if you can help with any of the following please deliver to the shop.  If you are unable to deliver call Paul on 01903 286481 

  • Good quality Ladies & mens summer clothing.
  • Good quality bedroom, lounge and dinning furniture
  • Good quality office chairs, desks, filing cabinets etc for sale from the unit via Ebay.

Fundraising Events

We have a variety of fundraising events including a cycle ride, abseil and dinner events.  Please visit our Fundraising Events page for more details.

Twice a year we issue newsletters updating supporters on our work.  Previous newsletters can be downloaded here

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