Vacancies

Hours: 8 hours per week / one full day or two half-days per week (part-time)

Location: South East London

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.

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) is a specialist housing charity based in South East London that provides supported housing for those with complex mental health needs. This is in order to maximise our clients’ independence and well-being.

Volunteers and sessional workers support our core staffing team to offer a holistic programme of service delivery. Together we can serve our purpose of aiding the recovery of our clients to move into independence and meaningfully contribute to their communities.

The post holder will be involved in the following key areas:

  • Providing one-to-one counselling to QVT clients
  • Receiving and processing new referrals
  • Liaising with QVT key staff
  • Completing assessments
  • Supporting with reports for funders and partners
  • Maintaining appropriate records of counselling in line with legal, ethical and organisational policies.

Full details can be found in the job description. To view the job description please click here.

How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@qvt.org.uk

Closing date: 6th December 2020

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.

Hours: Full time permanent, 35 hours per week

Location: South East London

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.

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT, charity number 1116196) is a small charity in South East London. We provide housing to people whose mental health issues are such that they need support with housing and other needs, and to maintain their holistic wellbeing. QVT currently provides homes to approximately one hundred and sixty people in South East London. Our range of supported housing helps each individual client to maximise their independence and enhance their recovery.

QVT are in a period of expansion and the next five years will see the organisation grow rapidly. As well as increasing our reach we want to increase the quality of the services we provide to our clients. We need a talented, forward-thinking Deputy Head of Operations to support the Head of Operations to achieve the goals of our strategic plan and make QVT outstanding in every area.

The post holder will be involved in the following key areas:

  • Supporting and deputising for the Head of Operations with the smooth delivery of multiple projects and managing a frontline team
  • Supporting with development and implementation of high quality existing and new services in line with the organisation’s strategy for development and growth
  • Contributing to strategy formulation with the Senior Leadership Team
  • Acting on audits from the Quality Assurance Manager and ensuring quality services are delivered in a legal, regulatory and contractually compliant manner and use management information to review standards and identify improvements
  • Regularly reviewing goals on our client database and ensuring regular feedback is collected from clients, staff and other stakeholders
  • Overseeing the re-design of the Activities Department to include development and management of a Client ETE programme
  • Attending meetings and training as required and taking part in on-call management rota
  • Constantly monitoring operational service delivery and suggest areas for improvement
  • Raising QVT’s profile and networking in order to participate in business development activity, which may include identifying business opportunities, gathering information for tender submissions and attending tender presentations
  • Creating reports on all aspects of the operational function

Full details can be found in the job description. To view the job description please click here.

How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@qvt.org.uk

Closing date: 6th December 2020

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.

Hours: Full time, 35 per week, 9-5

Location: Based at our Head Office in SE6

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.

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT, charity number 1116196) is a small charity in South East London. We provide housing to people whose mental health issues are such that they need support with housing and other needs, and to maintain their holistic wellbeing. QVT currently provides homes to approximately one hundred and sixty people in South East London. Our range of supported housing helps each individual client to maximise their independence and enhance their recovery.

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 to contribute positively to the functions of the Senior Leadership Team and the organisation as a whole.

The post holder will be involved in the following key areas:

  • General administration such as answering the phones and redirecting calls; diary management and booking meetings; support with creation and administration of correspondence and documents to a very high standard; assisting with events management; providing general administrative support to the CEO and Senior Leadership Team, and covering for the Executive Administrator during absence.
  • Office management such as managing the physical office space, ensuring it is well-stocked and runs smoothly; checking for incoming correspondence and ensuring it is redirected promptly.
  • I.C.T. – assisting the Head of Finance with all aspects of I.C.T; being a champion for the improved use of technology; management of all fixed and mobile phone lines; CCTV monitoring when required; work in conjunction with our external I.T. provider with day to day tech issues.
  • Events support such as creating and maintaining an events calendar and ensuring all relevant parties are alerted and assisted when events are forthcoming.

Full details can be found in the job description. To view the job description please click here.

How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@qvt.org.uk

Closing date:  20th November 2020

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.

Salary: £10.75/hr for Lewisham & Croydon, £9.63/hr for Sidcup
Contract Type: Zero hours
Application deadline: 5pm 03/08/2020

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.

Shortlisting will be from 04/08/2020 and interviews will start from w/c 17/08/2020.

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.

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