Tabor House Night Shelter
- Location: Digbeth, Birmingham
- Salary: £25,628.00 to £27,519.00
- Closing Date: 01 August 2018
- Required to work on a flexible basis – occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends
- 37 hours per week, fixed term for 1 year
We require an enthusiastic Project Manager to be responsible for the management and development of Tabor House, including line management of project staff. You will have an understanding of the issues and needs of people who are experiencing homelessness and have experience of managing projects or services that involve volunteers as a key resource.
To be responsible for the management and development of Tabor House, including line management of project staff. To ensure the project meets the needs of people experiencing homelessness as a transition to longer-term independent living.
- To provide line management and supervision to the staff team, including facilitating staff meetings, recruitment and identifying training and development needs.
- To have a presence at the centre and operate an open door policy; dealing with day to day issues, working with staff and volunteers to ensure services are running smoothly and interacting with clients.
- To contribute to the development of funding bids, funding reports and strategies to encourage financial donations to the projects to ensure financial sustainability.
- To prepare timely reports for Management Committee.
- To ensure the project welcomes those most in need.
- To champion the strength-based approach that the project has adopted to enable staff and volunteers to work with guests to enable themselves to move forward in their lives.
- To oversee the mentoring support the project provides and ensure it is effective in securing agreed outcomes for guests.
- To support guests in securing employment opportunities and securing appropriate opportunities for move-on accommodation.
- To work with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure recruitment, induction, training and ongoing support the project provides for its volunteers.
- To work with the Volunteer Coordinator with existing Father Hudson’s Care volunteer resources, develop and implement local policies and procedures for volunteers.
Monitoring, policies and procedures:
- Collect, collate and analyse information relating to guests, including keeping ongoing electronic records as directed by the Management Committee and funders.
- Establish and continually monitor, evaluate and report (to management committee and funders) on the activities of the project, recording key activities, client data and reporting as required.
- To attend Father Hudson’s Care team and management meetings, fundraising meetings and Management Committee Meetings as required, preparing and delivering progress reports and including input from the staff team.
- Create and develop strong relationships with local voluntary and statutory agencies working in the area of homelessness and housing. Be an active member of relevant local networks.
- Build relationships with organisations to support guests with employment move-on accommodation opportunities.
- Establish, co-ordinate and operate the referral processes including securing agreements with referral agents.
- Using these networks ensure that the appropriate additional support services are provided and/or made available for signposting.
- Represent Tabor House and Father Hudson’s Care at networks, boards, consortiums, conferences and events.
- To manage and monitor budgets working with the Deputy Community Projects Manager, ensuring Tabor House operates within this agreed budget.
- To be responsible for petty cash on site.
- To be on call rota for the project, providing support to the volunteer shift leaders when required.
- In case of an emergency, to be able to physically come to the night shelter at some times during the week.
- To ensure all Health and Safety regulations and other legislation is adhered to in relation to work.
- To ensure all policies and procedures of Father Hudson’s Care are adhered to, preparing local policies where required.
- To implement the principles and practice of equal opportunities.
- To undertake additional duties as may be identified with the line manager.
- To be available for weekend work and evening meetings as required.
- Carry out any other reasonable tasks commensurate with the role.
Tabor House is Birmingham’s permanent night shelter providing temporary overnight accommodation and holistic support for people living on the streets. The project uses a strength-based approach to work with guests to enable them to move towards meaningful independent living. The staff team is made up of a Full-time Project Manager (this role), a part time Mentor Coach and a part-time volunteer coordinator supporting over 80 regular volunteers.
Applications close: 1 August 2018
Interviews with take place: 20 August 2018