Project Manager – Eastbourne

Job Title: Project Manager – Eastbourne

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK

Salary: £35,515 per annum

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 9th August 2021

Interview date: 13th August 2021

Do you have a flair for supporting and inspiring young people to achieve their goals? Do you enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced environment, have a sense of humour and the drive and determination to develop and deliver an outstanding service? If so, we want to hear from you!

YMCA DownsLink Group deliver supported accommodation for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 across Eastbourne and Hailsham. We need an enthusiastic and determined Project Manager to work alongside the Head of Operations to oversee this service and lead the team to ensure effective delivery.

You must have experience of managing a staff team responsible for providing support to vulnerable people and experience of working with young people, and you will 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.

As Project Manager, you will manage a team of project staff ensuring that they:

  • Deliver and use Psychologically Informed Environment practices, Trauma-Informed Approaches 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.

You will oversee health and safety and our housing management function supported by established deputies

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.

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).

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