Service Manager

Posted 30/04/2024 by Victim Support

Remote job
South West
£29,580 - £29,930/annum

Service Manager

Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change and improvement for those who need it? Do you have resilience and adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Service Manager (known internally as Project Leader) to lead the Anti-Social Behaviour Service team in Devon and Cornwall, working 37.5 hours a week.

Position: 5547 Specialist Service Manager (Project Leader)

Location: Homebased (Devon/Cornwall)

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours. Monday- Friday

Contract: Fixed Term until the 31st May 2025

Salary: £29,930 per annum (FTE £29,580 per annum plus £350 per annum Homeworking Allowance)

Closing Date: 24th May 2024. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if enough suitable applications are received to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

The Role

As a Project Lead for the ASB team you will be:

  • Managing a small team of ASB caseworkers including performance management, monitoring and support
  • Responsible for allocating cases within the team and analysing statistics and data in order to monitor daily caseloads against resources and look for trends/ pattern of behaviour
  • Working with the Operations Manager to ensure delivery of the business plan and associated outcomes
  • Responsible for capturing data and information to ensure the work of the team is outcome based and evidenced
  • The subject matter expert for ASB within the service
  • With key partners, developing mechanisms for identifying and referring those affected by ongoing and persistent ASB incidents and crimes, including those not engaged in criminal or civil law processes
  • Completing DSO training to prioritise the safety of service users and ensure compliance with safeguarding policy
  • Leading on delivery of training to local agencies, organisations and bodies to represent the service and increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to the ASB
  • Contributing to and attending monitoring meetings with funders/commissioners and providing reporting when required
  • Playing a lead role in developing VS’s ASB work at both local and national levels
  • When the service requires, holding a small caseload providing high quality support to service users in line with VS policies and operating procedures.

The role is home-based within Devon and Cornwall and therefore is open to applicants who both live in this area and have access to an appropriately confidential space in which to work.  Regular travel within working hours will be expected across Devon and Cornwall to fulfil the role and travel expenses are paid.  Core service hours are between 9am – 5pm, with the expectation to flex to need where required, managed within flexible working arrangements.

About You

You will need:

  • As this role involves regular travel across Devon and Cornwall and due to the location, a driving license and access to a vehicle is considered an essential requirement
  • Experience of managing a team
  • An understanding of confidentiality and safe working practice in accordance with safeguarding legislation, General Data Protection Regulation and other legal requirements
  • Experience of effective delivery of services in the voluntary or statutory sector including complex case management and maintaining case management records
  • The ability to build effective working relationships across internal and external stakeholders and work directly with in statutory, voluntary or multi agency settings
  • High personal resilience to manage demands of working with ASB
  • Competent IT and administrative skills including the use of Microsoft Office packages
  • The ability to engage with vulnerable service users.

In Return…

Work for an organisation who believes in attracting and retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Flexible working options including hybrid working
  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days plus Bank Holidays
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • Pension with 5% employer contribution
  • Sick pay allowances, maternity and paternity payments
  • High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
  • Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
  • Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
  • Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression.

About the Organisation

This independent charity provides a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. Working towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System, everyone at the charity is driven by the Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events.

The organisation is committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.

Applicants are welcome from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if they are representative of the communities it serves in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of the commitment to the Race at Work Charter applicants are particularly welcome from BAME communities

You may have experience in areas such as Service Manager, Case Worker, Specialist Service Manager, Project Leader, Service.

Please note this role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of our client.          

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