CLOSING DATE: 5 May 2024 LOCATION: Emmaus Greenwich SALARY: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience TYPE: Full time

Reporting to the CEO, the Community Manager is responsible for the overall management of the residential accommodation. The purpose of the role is to lead the support, engagement, and empowerment of Companions in the community and social enterprises and to facilitate a safe, secure, and happy community which provides meaningful work and personal development opportunities.

A little bit about who we are:

Emmaus Greenwich is a unique charity that offers a home, work and individual support to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. We don’t just give people a bed for the night; we offer a home, meaningful work and a sense of belonging.

At the heart of Emmaus Greenwich is our companions. Companion is the name given to those who live in an Emmaus community and contributes to the social enterprise, where they support themselves and one another. Living in a stable environment with the opportunity of work and individually tailored support helps our companions to regain lost self-esteem and the confidence needed to get back on their feet.

The majority of our charity’s income is generated in our social enterprise which includes our four charity shops based Online, in Plumstead, Lewisham and Poplar. We also run regular outreach projects, offering support to some of the most vulnerable people in the capital. Companions can work in every area of our social enterprise, directly contributing to our charity whilst gaining skills and valuable work experience.

Some of the things that we are looking for in our Community Manager:

  • The ability to focus on impact and deliver results.
  • Experience of planning, developing, and managing support services for clients with support needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of Strength-based practice and Trauma informed care.
  • Experience of managing the performance, learning and development of staff.
  • Knowledge and understanding of homelessness issues
  • Demonstrable commitment to inclusive working, ensuring equality and valuing diversity.
  • A belief in the potential of each individual and an understanding of the importance of the Community in helping an individual achieve their potential

Some of the things you would be responsible for as a Community Manager:

  • Responsible for the admission welcome including assess new referrals, interviewing potential Companions, welfare and care of Companions, their integration into the Emmaus Community and the wider community at large, developing a sense of extended family.
  • Lead and implement a culture which provides confidentiality, promotes professional boundaries, protects data, and safeguards Companions, Volunteers and staff.
  • To manage support relating to Companion’s needs regarding their daily living requirements, physical and mental health, safety and personal development.
  • To assist and encourage Companions to move into independent accommodation where appropriate
  • Ensure that effective Safeguarding systems are in place and maintained, acting as the organisation’s Designated Safeguarding Person, with delegated responsibility for policy development, implementation, and reporting.
  • Working in partnership with the Retail Manager, facilitate, encourage, and support companion engagement and training within the social enterprises to ensure they are viable businesses.
  • Assist the Multi-Site Property and Facilities Manager in the upkeep and maintenance of the Community, to ensure that it provides a pleasant and comfortable home for the Companions, whilst adhering to health and safety requirements

You may also have experience in areas such as Social Worker, Outreach Coordinator, Case Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Program Manager, Advocacy Officer, Operations Manager.

To apply, visit this webpage for an online application form.

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