Vacancies

Salary: £10.75/hr for Lewisham & Croydon, £9.63/hr for Sidcup
Contract Type: Zero hours

About us:

Quo Vadis Trust is a specialist housing charity operating in South East London. We provide a service to people whose mental health has deteriorated and who need support with their housing, providing a home to over 150 clients. The range of support both on and off the premises helps each individual client to maximise their independence.

The purpose of QVT is to Support Recovery, Maximise Independence and Build Community.

Job purpose:

Work may be offered to you on an hourly, daily, weekly or other basis, and you will be expected to help 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:

  • health and safety checks,
  • support planning,
  • liaison with other agencies,
  • signposting and enabling clients to achieve recovery-based goals using a collaborative approach.

You may be offered work at any of our schemes across South-East London.

Hours: 

We offer a 24 hour service. Therefore, hours offered may be during the day, night, weekends or bank holidays. Work will be offered to you on an ‘ad hoc’, first come first served basis as and when there is a requirement for work to be done. Occasionally we may contact you by telephone to offer you work at short notice. You are free to accept or decline such offers of work.  You are not guaranteed continuous work and we are under no obligation to offer you further or particular periods of work. If there is a shortage of work our use of your services will cease without payment. No contract shall exist between the company and yourself in the periods between agreed periods of work.

About you:

To be considered for this role you must have excellent interpersonal skills. In addition the following key skills and experience are applicable:

  • Numerate and Literate to GCSE or equivalent standard
  • Experience working in a social housing environment is desirable (training will be provided)
  • Experience working in the mental health sector or other supportive environments (training will be provided)
  • Computer literate, familiarity with Microsoft packages, and experience using a client management database
  • Awareness of current housing issues and tenancy sustainment is desirable
  • Demonstrable customer service experience
  • Knowledge of welfare benefits related to housing is desirable
  • Good, clear, verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to relate to clients
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate a conscientious and dedicated attitude
  • Ability to work on own initiative and a commitment to team working
  • Awareness of issues faced by people with mental health issues
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Willingness to undertake further training
  • Be prepared to work unsociable hours in accordance with 24/7 shift rota
  • Has Enhanced DBS clearance

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.

Our commitment to diversity:

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are committed to tackling systemic inequalities by being proactive in creating opportunities for people from under-represented groups. With this in mind we welcome applications from all ethnic backgrounds, religions, gender identifications and sexual orientations, and from anyone who considers themselves to have a disability.

We are only interested in hearing from candidates that are based either in South East London or within a short commutable distance.

If you would like to be a part of the QVT team and help make a difference, please fill out an application form here, and send it, along with your CV and supporting letter, to recruitment@qvt.org.uk.

Finance and Reporting Officer

Salary: £14k p.a. depending on experience, rising to £16k p.a. upon successful completion of 6 months’ probation
Hours: Flexible, likely to be 14 hours per week
Location: Work from home, to attend office when required
Benefits: Employer contribution pension; access to healthcare cover; Perkbox and employee assistance helplines; eye care and flu jab vouchers; ‘recommend a friend’ bonus; generous annual leave allowance; training and continuing professional development opportunities.

Closing date: 30th April 2021

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) is a specialist housing charity in South East London. We provide a service to people who have mental health issues and who need support with their housing. QVT currently provides homes to approximately one hundred and eighty people in South East London and is growing rapidly. Our range of support both on and off the premises helps each individual client to maximise their independence.

The purpose of QVT is to Support Recovery, Maximise Independence and Build Community.

We are keen to hear from dynamic, proactive and highly organised people with impeccable written and verbal communication skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to work on their own initiative and also collaborate with others.

The post holder will provide financial and operational reporting across the whole business, providing staff with relevant data to enable them to make good quality and timely decisions. The post holder will be involved in the following key areas:

• Preparing weekly and monthly KPI reports
• Fundraising reports
• Client Development reports
• Annual Rent and Service Charge calculations
• Maintenance cost reporting
• Scheme management accounts
• Assistance with budget and annual reporting

Full details can be found in the job description, which is available here.

Please initially apply by sending your CV and cover letter to recruitment@qvt.org.uk 

Quo Vadis Trust is dedicated to staff development and supervision and we will provide a detailed induction, and on-going training and support. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and we are looking to recruit people who share these values. All offers of employment are subject to a DBS check, proof of eligibility to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.

Quo Vadis Trust is an equal opportunities employer and ‘Disability Confident Committed’, and as such is committed to inclusion and diversity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community. Charity ref number 1116196.

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