Recovery College Hub Manager

Reading, Berkshire
£32,878- £36,876
11 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Recovery College Hub Manager
£32,878- £36,876
37.5 hours a week

Are you passionate about learning and employment as a transformational experience for vulnerable adults?
Our client is looking for a proactive and innovative individual to join them and lead the new Reading Recovery College.
Their Recovery Colleges are supportive education environments, underpinned by a recovery service ethos for people with experience of homelessness, mental health issues and substance misuse. It’s an exciting time to join them Recovery College programme, as the new college in Reading is the first phase in their plan to expand this successful provision nationwide.
The Recovery College will provide a programme of learning and support to build confidence and skills in order to progress into employment. They want to ensure that each person that comes through their door gets the support and skills to sustain their recovery and to rebuild their lives.
Courses within the college will be run by a mixture of staff and volunteers; many of whom have experience of recovery themselves.  There will be a focus on community engagement and a dedicated volunteer programme supporting all aspects of this.
As the Hub Manager you will be responsible for:

  • The development and implementation of a high quality learning programme.
  • Overseeing the management and support of staff running the hub and the educational and pastoral care needs of students and volunteers
  • Building links with local services, businesses and relevant education and skills agencies to work in partnership with them.

To succeed, you will have:

  • Knowledge of learning and training for vulnerable client groups and an understanding of the barriers to employment for people with a history of homelessness.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain high quality standards and best practice in the delivery of education programmes to a vulnerable client group.  
  • Experience of staff management and the ability to lead a high performing team.  

In return, they offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. They are also committed to providing their staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of their personal and professional development.
Closing date:  2 July 2019 at 10.00am
Interview and Assessment date: 11 July 2019

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check, will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
They particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within our client at this level. 
Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, they are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and they are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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