Independent Living Service Manager
Our Client is a volunteer-led organisation that works to help people in crisis, regardless of who they are or where they're based. They are now recruiting for an experienced Service Manager to help coordinate and develop their vital Independent Living offering across Southampton and the New Forrest.
This position will be based in Eastleigh but will require regular travel across the New Forest and Southampton area, working to coordinate and develop our client's local Independent Living service, ensuring that it is provided in a comprehensive and coordinated way. At present, their offering constitutes an independent living service in the New Forrest, and a Social Prescribing service based in Southampton. As the Independent Living Service Manager you will be the main liaison point with assigned partners and stakeholders, and will actively network among Health and Social Care related bodies in the area to establish and increase our client's reach through relevant communities. Your role will entail managing 3 direct reports including Independent Living Service Coordinators and Service Assistants, overseeing the coordination and support of volunteers, ensuring all competency and quality requirements are met and that the highest standard of service is provided.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a globally recognised organisation who work to improve the lives of some of society's most vulnerable. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience of monitoring and reviewing standards and quality, and will have experience of managing and developing individuals. You will also have experience of liaising with agencies on a day to day basis to achieve agreed outcomes, and will have experience of planning and managing projects and activities. Overall you will be innovative, creative and personable, and will be passionate about delivering a quality service for vulnerable service users.
Please note this post is initially a FTC for 18 months. Please also note this role will be to work 28 hours a week.
A full driving licence is also required.