Location: Greenwich, London
Salary: Up to £17.23 per hour
Posted: 6 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care, Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Rahul Matharu

Service Manager - Young People (Greenwich)

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest providers of the supported accommodation services various clients such as young people, clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures.

Position Available: Service Manager - Young People (Greenwich), 37.5 hours, £17.23ph, 2-3 months


To provide day to day management of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Services and lead the team to deliver a high quality service to young people with a range of complex and enduring needs. Specifically in relation to leaving care, offending behaviour, gang affiliation and anti-social behaviour.

You will be working within an asset based framework, to ensure that young people's needs and aspirations are at the centre of the support planning process. You will manage the team to ensure that all aspects of the service are delivered to the highest standards, that they are fully compliant with organisational values and contractual requirements and also that they reflect current good practice.

You will be overseeing a board team which will include front line staff, junior managers & specialist staff. You will be working as part of a wider management team within the youth services.

Experience required:


  • A proven track record of staff and service management and demonstrable ability to manage staff performance and motivate staff members to perform effectively.
  • Experience of managing accommodation based services with a variety of tenures and knowledge of the associated housing management and health and safety requirements
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively managing staff that work with the range of issues involved in the delivery of quality services to young people who may be at risk or looked after with complex needs including offending and gang affiliation.
  • Experience and an in-depth understanding of the principles and delivery of risk and needs assessment, Safeguarding young people within a strengths model, and the ability to share this and support others to deliver this.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • An ability to provide flexible and client centred solutions to problems of behaviour. Also the ability to embed psychologically informed methods of work within an accommodation setting.
  • A demonstrably high level of numeracy, literacy and comprehension in order to be able to contribute to budget setting, monitor expenditure, write reports and review, analyse and extrapolate from written information.
  • Strong networking skills, and proven ability to build positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to take part in an out of hours paid 'On Call' system on a rota basis.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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