Head of Wellbeing and Community - One Small Thing
Job typeFull Time, Permanent
£45,000 - £50,000
17 May 2021
Head of Wellbeing & Community
FTE/Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 p.a.
An exciting and unique opportunity to join the team delivering Hope Street, a pioneering, purpose built, county-wide residential community for women and their children.
Our vision is a justice system that recognises, understands, and responds to trauma.
Our mission is to redesign the justice system for women and their children by:
- Redesigning the way that the justice system responds to women and their children in a way that can be replicated on a national scale.
- Educating women involved with the justice system to understand how trauma can affect them and equip them with the skills to respond; and training front-line staff to understand and respond effectively to trauma and adversity.
- Influencing politicians and policy makers to encourage a cultural change across the justice system and the people who work within it.
Trauma informed by design Hope Street is both a safe place and a new way of working alongside women. Hope Street will offer a community within which women and their children can access education, practical, and therapeutic support in a respectful and trusting environment.
As Head of Wellbeing and Community you will be part of a pioneering vision to change a part of the justice system that is failing women and their children at every level. Your focus will be on ensuring that all the provision across the Hope Street Community is underpinned by the five core values of trauma-informed care:
Safety • Trustworthiness • Choice • Collaboration • Empowerment
We are striving for excellence and to redesign the way the current justice system works with women. As part of the leadership team you will help build and model a culture where it is natural to perform well and support colleagues to be the best that they can be. You will deputise for the Community Director in her absence and will also be the designated Safeguarding Lead.
You will be an experienced leader and manager of residential and community-based services for people with multiple vulnerabilities, and have extensive experience and skills in leading, managing and developing staff teams. An understanding of the impact of trauma and a commitment to working consistently in a trauma-informed way are essential for this role.
In addition you will be responsible for ensuring the effective leadership and development of the wider Hope Street Wellbeing and Community staff team to ensure that the provision of the day to day emotional and practical support always meets the One small Thing Gold standards of trauma informed care and responsiveness.
Working closely with the Community Director and the One Small Thing team you will be involved with the detailed planning and design of the service provision, the development of key partnerships, and the recruitment of the Hope Street staff team over the next 12 months to prepare for Hope Street opening in 2022.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: We value and respect all the differences that make us who we are. We want to recruit a team that reflects the local community and that women and children who come to Hope Street can identify with. We want to ensure that we deliver specialist services that meet the diverse needs of all the women in the Hope Street community. We are particularly keen to hear from women:
- Who have experienced custody and involvement with the justice system.
- From Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee, Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities.
- Who have experienced abuse and exploitation.
Safer Recruitment: Safe recruitment is central to the safeguarding of adults, children, and young people at risk. One Small Thing is committed to the safeguarding of every woman and child who is part of the Hope Street community and expects all employees to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for all roles involving direct contact with women and children in our community.
Salary Range: £45,000 – £50,000 p.a.
This is full-time position, working from home initially
This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
For an application form please visit the Work With Us page of the One Small Thing website: https://onesmallthing.org.uk/work-with-us
Please send completed applications to email@example.com
For further information visit the One Small Thing website: www.onesmallthing.org.uk
For an informal chat about the position please call Jane, Community Director, on 07849 086118
Closing Date: 10am 17th May 2021
Interviews: 24th & 25th May 2021 (There will be an informal interview and an assessment, followed by a formal interview during which you will be asked to give a presentation, details of which will be sent if you are successfully shortlisted).