1625 Independent People

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Future 4 Me and Wellbeing Services Manager


We are offering an opportunity to lead the delivery of effective interventions and psychologically informed approaches that promote positive outcomes for vulnerable young people including those with complex and multiple needs.
1625 Independent People (1625ip) is a leading youth homeless charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector, thereby building trusting relationships between young people and 1625ip staff is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You are passionate about and enjoy working with young people and have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. 
  • You bring experience of overseeing and are strongly committed to delivering high quality support services.  You are able to promote creative and innovative approaches to developing young people’s independence and their participation in services.
  • You have experience of managing and leading a team and are skilled in and passionate about responding effectively to the emotional needs and challenges of staff when working with young people with chaotic lives and complex needs.
  • You are experienced in multi-agency working and are a highly effective and confident communicator with 
    colleagues, service users and stakeholders. 


What you will be doing:

  • This is an exciting opportunity to lead a multi-disciplinary team delivering multiple contracts focused on care and custody leavers and improving access to psychological therapies for young people.
  • You will play a critical role in the completion and promotion of the Future 4 Me National Toolkit, sharing learning locally and nationally.
  • You will be working closely with internal services, partner agencies (including Children and Young People’s Services, Youth Offending Teams and PRUs across the West of England) to ensure services meet young people’s needs in a coordinated way.

What we are offering:

  • 30 days holiday (pro rata if part time).
  • Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed environment framework known as ‘PIE’ and this role provides an opportunity to play a key role in our PIE framework including reflective practice.
  • Flexible working and an employer’s pension contribution of 4%.
  • A commitment to individual and team development including, regular team and cross-departmental development days and our yearly full staff team Development Day.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop skills and expertise in housing management and improve accommodation options for vulnerable young people.

The location:

You will be based in Kingsley Hall, close to Bristol’s main train and bus stations as well as the vibrant city centre. 

Please see the Job Pack below for more information.

Closing Date: 09:00 Friday 2nd November 2018 Interviews: Monday 12th November 2018 (we may be able to accommodate alternative times if you cannot attend on that date)
Hours per week: Full time 37.5 or Part Time 33.75 hours (as negotiated)
Contract type: Permanent
Pay: £29,055 to £31,401 per annum (NJC Scale32-35), (pro rata for part time) plus on call allowance 

Are you the one we’re looking for?

See the Job Pack here

Apply now by sending in this Application Form


To apply:

If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please contact: Dawn Taylor, Operations Director, dawn.taylor@1625ip.co.uk 
To return completed applications, 
Please email the Application Form to jobs@1625ip.co.uk, 
Or post the Application Form to: HR Department, Independent People, Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 OER

If you have not heard from us by 8th November 2018 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Equal opportunities for everyone:

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible. 

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