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Project Manager

Job Type



Social Work




Posted Date

16 October 2023


Closing Date

31 October 2023

We deliver specialist supported accommodation where young people are supported to acquire the necessary skills in preparation for living independently, safely exploring their increased freedom of choice and develop responsibilities associated with adulthood, whilst still having the appropriate level of support from an experienced team. In this varied role, you will be responsible for:

Service Provision: Responsible for the daily operations of the services so that they meet the requirements of the service specification, and reflect Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs), Trauma Informed approaches and restorative practices.

Leadership & People Management: Lead and support your team to achieve their potential through regular staff one-to-ones, reflective practice and team meetings. Ensure the team is adequately trained and empowered to work effectively and creatively with our young people to enable them to achieve their aspirations and ambitions.

Partnerships: Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other services, stakeholders and commissioners to provide high quality support, manage risks, support service funding. Attend relevant multi-disciplinary meetings as needed.

General: Plan your team's rota, taking training and absence into account to ensure capacity within the team to support clients. Promote best practice with adhering to DLG policies and procedures (including Safeguarding, Data Protection and Equality and Diversity) and abide by the Code of Conduct. Be a member of the ‘on call’ rota to provide out of hours management support to projects in the wider locality.

WHO YOU ARE: We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described below, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are looking for someone experience of managing supported housing for young people and/or adults at risk, plus experience of overseeing and reporting on all aspects of housing management, including contract compliance, maintenance and health & safety. You will have significant experience of leading teams including recruiting and training staff, you will not be afraid to challenge poor practice and you will take steps to support staff in delivering excellent practice. In addition, you will be flexible, with the ability to work under pressure, multi-tasking and dealing with competing priorities.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, email Should you require any assistance with our application process, email us at

CLOSING DATE - 31 October 2023 at midnight, proposed interviews week commencing 6 November. We reserve the right to close this advert early if a successful candidate is found, so please submit your application as soon as possible

An inclusive workplace - We are committed to policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to supporting our people to make sure our culture is consistent with this commitment. We encourage applications from people from all sections of the communities that we serve.

Accessibility - If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you are local to our Head Office in Hove, we can provide you with a paper copy of the job advert and application form.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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