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Job Opportunity – Host Oxford, Part time Service Manager

Host Oxford

Part time Service Manager

Salary: £24,000 – £26,000 (pro rata)
Location: Various locations in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
Hours: The post is half time.
Fixed term contract: 4 years and possibly extendable, subject to funding

Host Oxford matches destitute asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants to people with spare rooms and open hearts in the community, who are prepared to have someone to stay with them rent free for a pre-defined period of time.

This Service Manager role is an exciting opportunity to oversee the development and management of this successful and innovative service across the Thames Valley area. In this role you will have responsibility for ensuring the service is safe and effective, working closely with the Host Oxford Management Committee. You will manage a part-time Service Co-ordinator and have overall responsibility for recruiting, training, supporting and supervising all of Host Oxford’s volunteers. You will also have lead responsibility for assessing and responding to guest referrals and coordinating, facilitating and supporting hosting placements. You will proactively promote the service through attending relevant forums, meetings and events and giving presentations about its work. You will also have responsibility for ensuring the service meets its Big Lottery Fund objectives through effective partnership working with the British Red Cross and Citizens Advice Reading.

To be successfully appointed to this role you will need experience of developing and delivering high quality, confidential, user-centred services for vulnerable people. You will also need to have working knowledge of provisions relating vulnerable people, in particular refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. You will need to have experience of supervising volunteers and, ideally, staff. You will also need strong partnership working, communication, organisational and IT skills.

A current driving licence valid for use in the UK, access to your own vehicle and ability to travel across the Thames Valley area as needed, is an essential requirement. You will also need to be able to work flexibly, including undertaking out of hours and weekend work as required. Benefits: 33 days holidays pro rata (inc. bank holidays)

If you would like to apply then please complete the Application Form found here and send it to: [email protected]. We would prefer to receive applications by email and will conduct all correspondence by email unless you request otherwise. If you experience difficulties downloading the appropriate documentation, call Wyon Stansfeld (01865 762200) and we will arrange for them to be emailed to you or sent by post. Closing date: 7th November at 9 am. Interviews will probably take place week beginning 14th November. We regret we are not able to accept CVs.

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. As part of its Recruitment and Selection Procedures Host Oxford checks of all individuals who work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

This post is supported by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.