C&S Housing First Team Leader
Manchester - M13 0AF

Job reference: NRD-CAS-013236

Location: Manchester - M13 0AF

Closing date: 05/10/2020

Salary: £30,000

Employment type: Temporary

Department: Care and Support

Hours per week: 37.5

Riverside have a new opportunity for a Housing First Team Leader, working full-time, fixed-term until September 2021.

Who you’ll be helping

With effect from 1st April 2019 Wilson Carlile House will become part of Connect Manchester working in partnership with Nacro, Salvation Army & Sanctuary Housing. We will become one service that will offer 163 beds to homeless people in need of support across the Manchester area.

You can read more about the scheme here.

What will you do?

You will be responsible for the day to day delivery of the Housing First contract and supervising the delivery of a service with a high level of fidelity to Housing First principles.
Provide leadership and guidance to Housing First Workers promoting a positive culture and partnership working.

Day to day

Your key responsibilities as a Housing First Team Leader will include:
• Provide a high level of guidance, support and case management for the Housing First Workers.
• Collate required performance information for the team relating to the customer’s progress to support evaluation of the approach.
• Responsible for risk profile of area of responsibility and be able to demonstrate effective risk management.
• Build relationships with landlords and other agencies to encourage partnership working and improve the long term sustainability of outcomes.
• Provide temporary cover for colleagues as required and participate in a rota system of shift duties, to ensure that service delivery is maintained in a consistent way.

For a deeper understanding of your responsibilities, take a look at the job description linked below.

Does this describe you?

We’re looking for someone with experience of managing and supervising staff; effectively coaching to enable creative problem solving.

You will have an understanding of the complex interdependencies of mental health and substance abuse and offending behaviour. You will know when to seek assistance or supervision and how to engage meaningfully in planned supervision.

Click on the job description linked below to see a full list of our essential requirements.

What’s in it for you?

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer you:

•Opt-in to our auto-enrolment pension scheme (employee rate 3% and employer rate 5%) or our enhanced pension scheme (employee rate 6% and employer rate 9%)
•25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
•Access to ongoing personal career development opportunities through Learning Zone
•Competitive Pay

Who are Riverside?

We are one of the UK’s leading social housing and regeneration organisations. We are a group of not-for-profit and commercial companies with a charitable housing association at our core. Operating across 150+ local authorities in England and Scotland and housing 90,000+ people, we are fully committed to improving the lives of thousands of individuals and families. We seek to transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods.

Is Riverside for you?

We want you to feel empowered and that your voice is truly heard. Being a company focused on people, we treat our customers with this same respect.

We trust you to protect our customers, our people and our business and we see outstanding worth in those with the courage to take responsibility, innovate and find solutions. 

Your focus on performance and ambition is rewarded with development opportunities. With Riverside, you can achieve. 

If you’re thinking of joining us as a Housing First Team Leader, we’d love to hear from you. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community so that we can truly reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work.


The closing date for this job has now passed.