Justlife Housing Project Manager

Justlife is a Community Interest Company which exists to:

  1. Provide help to individuals and families with acute support needs including alcohol & drug dependency.
  2. Help individuals to access relevant professional services including housing, healthcare and employment.
  3. Initiate and co-ordinate community transformation and regeneration in areas of deprivation
  4. Research, design and deliver models of recovery which will empower individuals to find their way back into society, independent living and employment 

We are seeking to appoint a high calibre individual to head up a new housing project in east Manchester. The private rented sector (PRS) access scheme assists those in housing need to access PRS accommodation in order to create long term sustainable tenancies.  The scheme acts as broker between people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and good quality landlords, as guarantor to reduce the financial risk to landlords and connects new tenants with local support services.

Key to the scheme’s success will be publicising the scheme and building relationships with PRS landlords, and liaising with Housing Benefit departments and other key stakeholders in order to deliver an effective service.

The appointed person will report directly to the Managing Director for all matters pertaining to the Project. They will need to demonstrate a proven track record in project management, leadership, exceptional administration skills and a depth of understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable adults in inner city communities. Our ideal candidate will combine a high level of administrative skill with professional housing or social work qualification and leadership qualities.

The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced CRB check.

Click here for a detailed job description and person specification

Hours: Full time

Term: 1 year contract (with view to extend)

Salary: Pay band 6: £22,730 – £26,780

Closing Date: Monday 5th March 2012

Selection Evening: Tuesday 13th March

Start Date: March/April 2012

For more information about the role a person specification and job description can be downloaded from this site.  If you’re interested in applying please email your CV to gary@justlife.org.uk

Justlife Foundation welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. A copy of our equal opportunities policy is available on request.