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Senior Operations Manager

Please note this role is different to the ‘Senior Operations Manager (Homelessness)’ which closes 10th September. When submitting your application, please quote the following job reference: SOM/26/09/18.

We are offering an opportunity to lead the development and delivery of exciting areas of our work with young people including; our innovative new Reboot West Social Impact Bond, our Participation and Learning services and our award winning Future 4 Me service.
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. Building trusting relationships between young people and 1625ip staff is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You have extensive relevant experience and are highly skilled in leading high quality support services for vulnerable people.

  • You are able to effectively analyse performance and financial data to identify positive and negative trends, identify causes, make objective and informed decisions and identify appropriate action.

  • You are experienced in and skilled at line managing staff (including leading, coaching, supporting and developing).

  • You have excellent communication and partnership working skills, and you are experienced in working with internal and external colleagues across the VCS, public and private sectors.

  • You understand how to work with payment by results contracts.

If you are passionate about what we do and can demonstrate you can succeed in the following areas then please apply:
  • Design services in partnership with young people and partners to understand and meet gaps and needs.

  • Shape our services and enhance the opportunities and experiences for the young people we support, enabling them to achieve their goals and aspirations across the West of England.

  • Influence key areas that make a real difference for our young people; ensuring integrated services, effective transitions and joined up working.

  • Play a key role in the ongoing development and delivery of our Psychologically Informed Environment framework, in which our work is rooted. This includes leading the completion of our Future 4Me National Toolkit offering resources to better equip organisations to use relationships as the primary tool for change, and make the most effective use of shared resources.

What we are offering:

  • 30 days holiday
  • Flexible working
  • Pension contribution of 4%
  • UK Healthcare Employee membership (Level 1)

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: 9am 26th September 2018
  • Interviews: 4th October 2018 (we may be able to accommodate alternative times if you cannot attend on that date)
  • Hours per week: Full time 37.5
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £32,233 to £35,229 per annum (NJC Scale 36-39), plus on call allowance.

Are you the one we’re looking for?

Click to 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 at dawn.taylor@1625ip.co.uk
  • Return completed Application Form:
    • By email to jobs@1625ip.co.uk,
    • By post to: HR Department, Independent People, Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 OER
  • If you have not heard from us by 1st October 2018, your application has not been progressed to interview this time.

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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