Vacancies

Location: Lewisham and Croydon

Salary: £40,000 p.a.

Contract type: Permanent (6 month probationary period)

Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)

Closing date: 12/03/2020

About us:

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) is a small charity in South East London. We provide housing to people with mental health issues. QVT currently provides homes to approximately one hundred and fifty people in South East London. Our range of supported housing helps each individual client to maximise their independence and enhance their recovery

Job purpose:

Reporting to the Head of Operations, your main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting with Leases and Landlords including reviews, improvement solutions and rationalisation of QVT property
  • Coordinating the workflow process associated with the drafting, execution and instruction of contracted services to ensure jobs are fully completely for all services promptly
  • Managing a team of one or more employees
  • Providing close oversight of responsive repairs, planned and cyclical maintenance/refurbishment projects
  • Carrying out the coordination of supplier performance and contracts, and preparing consolidated supplier performance reports
  • Meeting all statutory compliance standards and associated legislation
  • Taking responsibility for the security and safety of employees and clients through personal and site based security systems

To be considered for the Maintenance Manager you must have practical experience in building maintenance and facilities management. In addition the following key skills and experience are essential:

  • Demonstrable understanding of the issues faced by people with mental health
  • Full UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to clearly direct others and provide motivation
  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to negotiate and influence
  • Demonstrable experience managing diverse teams, contracts, budgets and outsource providers
  • Knowledge and experience of management of Health and Safety compliance in support accommodation services
  • High levels of numeracy and literacy

Benefits:

Pension scheme; Health Care Plan; Free access to bereavement and stress helplines; Free flu jabs / eye tests' 'Recommend a friend' bonus; Generous holiday allowance; Training and qualifications offered; Opportunities for career progression

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If you would like to be a part of the QVT team and help make a difference, please send your CV and supporting letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) is a specialist housing charity in South East London. We provide a service to people who suffer with varying levels of mental ill health and who need support with their housing. QVT currently provides homes to approximately 150 people in South East London. Our range of support, both on and off the premises, helps each individual client to maximise their independence.

The Board of Trustees of Quo Vadis Trust is the body accountable for all aspects of the work of the Trust. The main role of the Board is to govern the organisation and ensure that it fulfils its’ charitable objectives in the most efficient and effective manner, consistent with its values and approaches. It is also responsible for ensuring that monies received in furtherance of those objectives are applied effectively.

The Board of Trustees has been put in place to manage the charity’s resources effectively, provide long-term vision and protect its reputation and values. At all times the Board retains ultimate responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the Trust’s work. However, it does not get involved in the day-to-day operations of the Trust, as operational responsibility is delegated to the staff through the CEO.

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Location: Croydon

Salary: Up to £21,500 p.a. 

Contract type: Permanent (6 month probationary period)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Closing date: 24/02/2020

About us:

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) is a small charity in South East London. We provide housing to people whose mental health issues are such that they need support with accommodation and other needs. QVT currently provides homes to approximately one hundred and fifty people in South East London. Our range of supported housing helps each individual client to maximise his or her independence and enhance their recovery.

Job Purpose:

To provide an effective, efficient, responsive and client-focused housing management service for our clients who have varying mental health issues and a range of diagnoses. This includes support planning, liaison with other agencies, signposting and enabling clients to achieve recovery-based goals using a collaborative approach. This post can either be based in one of QVT’s supported housing schemes or in the community.

About you:

You should be resilient, compassionate and proactive in your approach to helping our clients as they recover and prepare to re-join the community. The role comprises routine daily tasks, for example performing health and safety checks, and liaising with your clients to establish their welfare, but there will also be unforeseen challenges to overcome and manage. A background in social care or mental health is an advantage, but more important is a patient, caring and compassionate outlook, a strong and resilient disposition, and the ability to stay calm and think on your feet.

Benefits:

Pension scheme; Health Care Plan; Free access to bereavement and stress helplines; Free flu jabs / eye tests' 'Recommend a friend' bonus; Generous holiday allowance; Training and qualifications offered; Opportunities for career progression

To view the full job description, please click here.

If you would like to be a part of the QVT team and help make a difference, please send your CV and supporting letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..