The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK is recruiting for a new senior post of Destitution Service Manager.
The Destitution Services Manager is a new full-time post (on a fixed-term contract of 3 years), reporting to the Director, joining a small tightly knit and diverse team at the JRS UK offices in Wapping. We are looking for an experienced manager who will combine people and project management with real commitment to our mission of accompaniment of refugees, which is a unique ethos which radically alters the beneficiary-service provider relationship. The Destitution Services Manager will be responsible for overseeing our weekly Day Centre, Day Centre Plus and projects (a range of activities such as drama and choir, largely focused on boosting resilience and peer support), and hosting scheme, At Home, which works with religious and lay communities to provide short term hosting placements for those who find themselves street homeless.
This role would suit someone with deep knowledge of the situation facing asylum seekers in the UK, experience of working in a highly relational way with those who have complex chronic needs, experience of managing services, staff and volunteers, and enthusiasm for working in a small faith-based organisation.
Salary: £32-37 K pa, full time; fixed term contract 3 years, potentially renewable.
Deadline for applications: midnight 30 May 2018
Interviews likely to be held on Wednesday 13 June, second interviews to likely be held on Thursday 21 June.