Deputy Supported Housing Manager

  • Job Reference: 00003181-1
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2024
  • Recruiter: YMCA DownsLink Group
  • Website:
  • Location: Guildford, Surrey
  • Salary: £31,930
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Other jobs, Senior Manager jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

THE ROLE: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) / Permanent / working onsite Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm with one late shift per week.

Our mission is to help children and young people have a fair chance to be who they want to be. We do this by providing a safe home, increasing life skills and self-confidence, and improving emotional wellbeing and mental health.  Are you a person-centred leader who thrives on getting the best results possible, leading a dynamic team to encourage positive change for young people?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Supported Housing Manager at Guildford Foyer, our 24 hour supported housing service. The Foyer houses up to 33 young people who have multiple and complex needs, including many who are unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people. In delivering the role, you will be responsible for:

  • Service Provision: Supporting the Project Manager with the daily operations of the services so that they meet the requirements of the service specification. Oversee the residents’ referral, interview and induction processes for all beds and ensure the Occupancy Agreements and House Rules are fully understood. Ensure the quality of accommodation that is provided, liaising with the Housing and Property Services Team to complete estate inspections and health & safety risk assessments, and to turn around voids and organise repairs in line with organisational targets and statutory obligations. With the Project Manager ensure effective income collection for all beds, working closely with the Rents Team to create a rent payment culture.
  • Leadership and People Management: Directly line managing team members and supporting the Project Manager in recruiting and inducting new staff. Ensuring 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.
  • General: Be a member of the ‘on call’ rota to provide out of hours management support to projects in the wider locality. Reflect Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs), Trauma Informed approaches and restorative practices.

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

You will already have experience working in supported housing, or similar services for young people and/or adults at risk, as well as managing and/or supervising a team. You will have experience of creating or maintaining psychologically informed environments and overseeing the delivery of trauma informed care and support. You will have good communication and facilitation skills and the ability to successfully manage challenging situations whilst remaining calm and solution focused. You will have experience of overseeing safeguarding procedures for young people or adults at risk in residential settings, and knowledge of how to maintain professional boundaries.

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

CLOSING DATE – 28 July 2024 at midnight.  We reserve the right to close this advert early if a successful candidate is found, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK

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. 

Accessibility - If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please do contact us.

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 DBS (including the Children’s and Adults’ barred lists) check.