Area Manager

Evolve Housing + Support
South Wimbledon
Contract type: 
Deadline for applications: 
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 9:00am

You will be responsible for the delivery of front line housing and support services in your area.  You will also contribute to the strategic development of services across Evolve Housing + Support.  You will focus on your services meeting, or exceeding, a range of internal and external quality standards. The role will require excellent relationships with stakeholders and a commitment to putting customer involvement at the centre of service delivery.

You will have experience of successfully leading and managing housing management or support service operations.  You will be comfortable in setting targets and monitoring performance, working closely with your team to make improvements as needed.  You will have a clear understanding of the issues facing homeless people and how to meet them.  You will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage serious and complex situations in a competent manner whilst being able to seek better ways of working.  You will be a great communicator who can negotiate and influence when needed.

About  Evolve Housing + Support

Evolve is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year.

We believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help break the cycle of homelessness and help them move forward with their lives.

We offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. We work with young parents and children at risk of exclusion to build the skills and resilience that can help prevent homelessness. We campaign to end street homelessness. We build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.

Our mission is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness reach their potential, and move on to live happy, fulfilled lives.

Your application

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.

If you are interested in applying for this position please visit the Work For Us Page on our website  and complete the application form and attach your CV.

Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this job.

When applying for this role please ensure you upload your Supporting Statement answering the questions below:

-         Outline your experience of leading and managing a housing management or support services operation

-         What is your understanding of the current issues facing the supported housing sector?

-         Provide an example of a time you have inspired a staff team to achieve a strategic aim

-         Provide an example of a time you have developed a relationship with a key stakeholder

Location:                      South Wimbledon with regular travel to other locations within London

Interview date:             7 or 10 January 2019                                  

Competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme, Medicash, 26 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, occupational sick pay, contributory group pension scheme, free life assurance and salary sacrifice schemes (eg. Cycle to work scheme)

Flexible working arrangements may be possible and can be discussed during the recruitment process.

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