Inspire Manager – Sussex (Flexible)

Job Title: Inspire Manager

Location: Brighton, East Sussex, UK (Flexible)

Salary: £35,170 per annum

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 26th April 2021

Interview date: 4th May 2021

At YMCA DLG, our values are welcome, support and inspire – young people tell us they see great evidence of the first two in service delivery, but we need to do better on the third.  Join us as Inspire Manager and help us put all our values into practice.

As Inspire Manager you will lead a team of staff who facilitate and provide our groupwork, activities and volunteering programme; the programme supports, and adds value to, commissioned services, and their core aims of preventing homelessness, increasing safety, improving wellbeing, and increasing opportunities to get into work/learning.

The programme includes life skills, employability skills, support to identify and access work and learning, wellbeing support, and ‘familial’ activities such as shared meals and outings, as well as one to one mentoring and chaplaincy support.

You will also lead on facilitating the delivery of the involvement and influencing strategy in supported housing, ensuring that the groupwork and activities programme is co-produced with young people, that internal and regulatory requirements on involvement and influencing are met, and that young people are consulted and are able to influence change in their setting and across the organisation.

You must be passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young people, many of whom have experienced homelessness, been in care or had multiple adverse childhood experiences. You should have experience of managing high quality support or learning services for single homeless people and/or young people, experience of managing staff and experience of effecting positive change.

The post location is flexible (working across Sussex). The successful applicant can choose a preferred location.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email [email protected] and your query will be forwarded.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

How to apply

Download an application pack below.

For questions regarding paid opportunities: please email [email protected]

For questions regarding volunteering opportunities: please email [email protected]

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