Assistant Manager (Supported Housing Scheme)

£21,555 - £25,668 per annum
Closing date
19 Dec 2021

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Assistant Manager (Supported Housing Scheme)

Location: Newark  

Salary: £21,555 - £25,668 per annum

Closing Date: Sunday 19 December 2021


Have you got substantial experience of working in a social care setting? Are you looking to progress or enhance your skills as an Assistant Manager for a young person’s service?


If so, our client have got just the opportunity for you!


About the organisation:


Our client are one of the largest locally based housing organisations in the East Midlands. Across the region they manage over 9,000 homes; house more than 15,000 tenants; provide over 1,500 bed spaces for people with support/care needs, in over 250 properties; and provide more than 950,000 hours of care and support each year.


About the service:


Branching Out is a busy and dynamic supported housing service for young people aged 16 – 21 years. They support 45 young people across Newark, Ollerton and Retford. Commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council, they offer a high quality, strengths-based support service which aims to build the skills, confidence and independence of the young people who come through their doors.


About the role:


Reporting to the Project Manager, you will assist with recruitment and induction of new starters, evaluate and monitor colleague performance and assist in maintaining administrative duties (e.g. planning rotas, administering health and safety risk assessments for the team).


As an Assistant Manager for our Branching- Out Newark service, you will utilise your current skills, knowledge and experience to transform the lives of young people by:

  • Formulating, implementing and evaluating individual support plans to ensure we are making a positive impact on individuals and maximising their potential.
  • Ensuring support is delivered in accordance with their principles and values
  • Maintaining and complying with the agreed service delivery standards and statutory requirements
  • Leading the resettlement work which the service is developing to support young people who are getting ready to move onto independent accommodation.
  • Being responsible for offering post move on support for those young people in their own tenancies to maximise the chances of these being sustained in the long term
  • Ensuring tenants’ financial resources are maximised and managed effectively



You will also deputise for the Project Manager where required and work on the rota alongside the support staff. Typical shift patterns are 08:00-15:30 and 14:30-22:00 including weekends. You will have a driving licence and access to your own vehicle as you may need to travel to the other Branching Out Services.


About you

Above all, you will be enthusiastic, nurturing and can hit the ground running. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to operate effectively at a supervisory level and inspire our friendly and professional team using your initiative to lead by example; ensuring that as a team, they continually exceed the service’s quality targets.


You will not only be a confident and dynamic individual but also have a passion for working with young people and understand the issues which affect them. You will have substantial experience of working in a social care environment and a minimum level 3 NVQ, Diploma or Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care qualification or another relevant equivalent qualification.


You will have a good level of numeracy, literacy and IT skills and understand the needs of people from diverse social, cultural, racial backgrounds.


Finally, you will have a strong knowledge of tenancy, housing and welfare rights.


Best thing about working at Branching Out -“Watching a young person reach their potential and achieve their goals is the best feeling”. – Quote from current Support Worker.


What do you get in return?

  1. c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years’ service
  2. Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £1200 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.
  3. Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by our client and includes life assurance cover
  4. Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay
  5. Free enhanced DBS check
  6. £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member to work for our client
  7. Employee Recognition Scheme with monetary rewards
  8. Great learning & development and qualification opportunities
  9. Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers

  10. Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors


All correspondence will be via your registered email address and successful candidates will be required to take a work related test as part of the selection process.


As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer,  our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and disabled candidates. Women and black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues are currently under-represented in managerial positions and they particularly welcome suitable applications. As part of their LGBT + Allies Programme, they also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace. 



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(0) 1943 467 766
The Engine House
Wharfebank Business Centre
Ilkley Road
LS21 3JP
United Kingdom
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