Third Solutions Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, UK
Feb 15, 2019Full time
We are recruiting on behalf of a leading refugee charity for a Gateway Resettlement Service Manager to be based in Manchester. The Gateway Resettlement Programme is the UKs humanitarian refugee resettlement programme. Funded by the Home Office and European Commission, the programme provides protection to some of the worlds most vulnerable refugees who are resettled in the UK on a co-ordinated basis. To lead and have operational and strategic responsibility for the charities part of the North West Gateway Protection Programme; To provide overall operational management of the North West Gateway team and to ensure that the charitys vision, values and culture remain key in the planning, development and management of staff, volunteers and the service itself; To ensure that the activities of the Gateway programme contribute to the charitys strategic aims, in terms of reducing the disproportionate poverty experienced by refugees in the UK and in terms of ensuring that activities are grounded in service innovation, constructive partnerships, creative involvement of volunteers, beneficiary involvement and an understanding of root causes of problems. To work with the Heads of Finance and Resettlement to ensure that all key funding obligations are met To take responsibility for Gateway contract management, including managing and developing relationships with Local Authority partners through the Gateway Project Board and ensuring high quality financial reportingPerson Specification Insight into the needs, hopes and experiences of resettled refugees, especially the main barriers to successful resettlement Excellent management skills and experience of providing support and supervision to staff and volunteers in an emotionally demanding environment Excellent leadership skills to enable the team to have a clear sense of direction, feel motivated, empowered and have a clear understanding of how their own roles contribute to and enhance the work of the team as whole. Evidence of excellent partnership and negotiation skills, especially with Local Authorities, and the ability to work constructively and demonstrate influence and leadership with a wide range of external agencies, voluntary, statutory and private sector. Excellent contract management skills.Provide line management to the team of Gateway Resettlement Managers and the NW Resettlement Admin Manager, ensure direct line management for all Gateway staff and volunteers IMPORTANT NOTEOur aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.