Deputy Project Manager – St. Patrick’s

Deputy Project Manager (St. Patrick’s, Hove)
Brighton & Hove
Permanent Contract
37.5 hours per week
£30,000 per annum

Want to be part of something amazing? We are opening a hostel and night shelter for single homeless people and rough sleepers, and we are looking for passionate and committed people to join us in creating this new service.

As Deputy Project Manager you will take the lead on housing and work alongside the Project Manager to ensure that the requirements of the service specification are met:
 To reduce and prevent rough sleeping
 To promote and improve health and wellbeing
 To minimise admissions to institutions such as hospitals, prison or residential care
 To reduce repeat homelessness

You will manage a team of project staff, including Project Workers, Project Assistants and Night Support workers and ensure that they:

 use Psychologically Informed Environment practices, Trauma Informed Approach and restorative practice
 enable residents to articulate and achieve their ambitions and aspirations
 support residents to acquire the skills they need to lead independent and fulfilling lives
 identify, map and encourage the growth of each residents’ assets, strengths and talents

The position comes with excellent benefits, 5.4 weeks annual leave (plus bank holiday entitlement), a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.
You must have experience of managing a staff team responsible for providing support to vulnerable people and experience of working with single homeless people or rough sleepers. You will also need to evidence the ability to engage, motivate, inspire and empower people.
This is challenging yet rewarding work that helps the people we support to belong, contribute, and thrive.

YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and 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)


If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Project Manager Emma Bowen by emailing her at We will not respond to agencies.


Closing date for applications: 5 December 2019 at 9am

Interview date: 11 December 2019

How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at or by hand/post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download an application pack here
Download an application form here

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