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Reboot West Manager

Empowering Care Leavers to have Real Opportunities and Choices

About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years. With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last year.  
We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.
Our service works because we include young people at every level of our organisation.
Read more about what we do and who we are.

About the job

(Please read the full job description for more detail)

Closing Date: 9am, Monday, 02 July 2018.   

Interviews:  Friday, 13 July 2018

Due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to contact unsuccessful applications prior to the interview stage. If you have not heard from us within a week please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Terms, conditions and benefits:

  • Hours per week : Full time 37.5 (Part time or flexible working considered (please contact us to discuss)
  • Contract type: Permanent (4 years funding)
  • Pay: £28,203- £30,480 per annum (NJC Scale 32 – 35), starting point negotiable 
  • 30 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays 
  • Free Health Scheme with UK Healthcare  
  • Pension - Employer contributes 4% and employees contribute a minimum of 0.8%, (see Summary of T&Cs below).
  • There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work and to be part of the manager’s on-call rota.
  • You will need to travel across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) and North Somerset so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments. 


Old-Market-Street-Office.jpgWhere and who?

You will be working in the Reboot West Team and will be line managed by the Senior Operations and Manager (Specialist Services). You will be based at Kingsley Hall in Old Market, Bristol but with significant amount of time spent supporting the team and partnership working across Bristol, South Glos, BANES and North Somerset. 



The role

This role will lead delivery of 1625ip’s exciting, innovative, new service Reboot West in partnership with Bristol City Council and three neighbouring local authorities (South Gloucestershire, BANES and North Somerset). Through this partnership, we have succeeded in becoming only one of three national projects to develop a Social Impact Bond for Care Leavers.  Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), this four year project will give around 200 care leavers the support and opportunities they need to succeed in education, training and employment (EET).
You will manage a new team of up to seven EET Workers who will be co-located within 1625ip and the local authority leaving care teams. Working closely with these teams, you will have a real chance to shape the service we offer together and enhance the life opportunities for young people leaving care. 
As Reboot West is funded through a Social Impact Bond, payment is made on the basis of delivering specific positive outcomes for young people, with a focus on sustained education, training and employment. Your role will be pivotal in delivering success.
Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. Teams at 1625ip are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences. We will use and further develop these approaches through learning from delivering ‘Reboot West’.
A typical day may include:
  • Providing 1:1 supervision and informal support of EET Workers, enabling them to develop creative solutions for care leavers to meet their identified goals. 
  • Meeting with Local Authority colleagues to discuss any issues or improvements to the service, in particular looking at developing innovative solutions together to meet young people’s needs. 
  • Focusing on outcomes and ensuring contract targets are being met by checking, collating and presenting data.

About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of young people, particularly those leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.
You have knowledge about psychologically informed approaches and have a genuine curiosity about how people (including yourself) identify life values and goals and how to live consistently and openly with them.
You are outcomes focussed and happy working in a results based way as part of “Payment by Results” contract.
You have a flexible approach, working collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partner agencies to solve problems and deliver results.
If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Tim Wye tim.wye@1625ip.co.uk or 0117 3177093.

Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 
We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.
We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race  (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) or sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.
We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented. This said, all applications are only considered on merit.
We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.
Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:
  • If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
  • If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
  • If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.
Please read our full Policies above for more detailed information or for further advice please contact us on  jobs@1625ip.co.uk


Download the documents in the Job Pack below or email jobs@1625ip.co.uk

Job pack



Returning completed applications:
You can send your application by post to:
HR Department
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

Closing Date: 9am, Monday, 02 July 2018.   

Interviews:  Friday, 13 July 2018


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