Wednesday, 25 November 2020


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Derby City Mission, a registered charity (1140235), is looking to appoint Project Workers (Team Leaders, Support Workers and Bank Staff) to work as part of an initiative working with homeless people in Derbyshire.

You will be responsible for ensuring the security and safety of all homeless guests attending the Derbyshire Winter Provision, which will operate on a 24/7 basis for a 3 month period during the winter months and be based at Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Middleton Top. The persons appointed will have experience of working with people with chaotic lifestyles and be enthusiastic, committed and have empathy for our vision. Applicants must be willing to work flexibly, working day and night shifts as rostered 7 days a week. We are looking to employ staff from 15th December 2020 until 15th March 2021. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how their beliefs and conduct align with the Evangelical Alliance’s Statement of Faith and Derby City Mission’s Mission Statement and Values.

A full Job Description, including how to apply can be obtained by contacting:

Mrs Viv Merkelt

Derby City Mission

10 Normanton Road, Derby, DE1 2GW

Tel – 01332 460346 Or email:

We are committed to equality of opportunity

Closing date midday Wednesday 2nd December 2020



HOPE HOUSE (CHESTERFIELD) - PROJECT MANAGER (Closing date 6 December 2020. Interviews week commencing 14 December)

Hope House (Chesterfield) is a registered charity which, working in partnership with Green Pastures, aims to support individuals who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness. The accommodation project will offer a home and support for vulnerable men to live as a community. Hope House will have a Christian ethos and will empower and support residents to recognise their potential and develop the skills to both achieve and maintain long term independent living.

Hope House (Chesterfield) is looking to recruit a manager for the newly renovated property on Derby Road, Chesterfield. The role will involve working with residents with multiple and complex needs, undertaking initial assessments, risk assessment, outcome based support planning, delivering 1 to 1 resident led sessions and group sessions, setting up off site training and education provision, keeping residents engaged and motivated to achieve their aspirations, liaising with other agencies, day to day management of Hope House, staff and volunteer management.

Post details

Hours. 40 hours a week (may include unsociable hours)

Salary. £20,800

Annual leave. 20 days per calendar year plus 8 days a year in respect of public/bank holidays

Occupational requirement.

A key remit of this post will be to participate and contribute to the spirituality of residents. For this reason it is an occupational requirement that the successful applicant is a practising Christian (Equality Act 2010)

The job description and person specification for the post are attached.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you satisfy the criteria for the post by email to:-

or by post to -

Karen Riley, Chair of Trustees, Hope House (Chesterfield) Ltd, c/o St Thomas’ Church, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 3AW

For an informal chat about the post please call Karen Riley on 07793531166.


Title of Post: Project Manager – Hope House (Chesterfield)

Responsible to: Board of Trustees

Location: Chesterfield

Grade: £20,800 per annum (40 hours per week – may include unsociable hours)

Date: November 2020



  • With the support of the Directors and Board of Trustees, you will be responsible for delivering the charity’s objectives of providing a home, assessment and support services to the residents of Hope House to enable them to move forward to successful long term independent living.
  • Lead and motivate the Hope House team and work closely with management colleagues to ensure quality support structures for project staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that residents are assisted in accessing all opportunities afforded to them.
  • Establish procedures for organising the delivery and monitoring the effectiveness of the service.
  • Build strong and positive working relationships with partner agencies, local churches, other stakeholders and local people, churches to promote the work of Hope House
  • Understand the key objectives, aims and objectives  of Hope House and work towards the performance targets whilst maintaining the Christian ethos within the project.



1         Staff Management

  • Defining (and reviewing from time to time) the roles of staff to ensure that they are achieving the aims and objectives of Hope House and that these roles are meeting the needs of the residents.
  • Supporting staff by setting clear objectives at individual supervisions at least monthly.
  • Ensuring good communication between staff by holding weekly team meetings and by holding briefings as necessary.
  • Inducting new staff and planning the continuing development of existing staff on the basis of an annual appraisal.
  • Ensuring cover for staff who are absent.
  • Operating Hope House disciplinary and grievance procedures where necessary.
  • Ensuring that all staff are fully conversant with relevant legislation.






       2.    Housing Management

  • Identifying clear aims and objectives for the home which both reflects the ethos of Hope House and are consistent with the rights and developing needs of the residents.
  • Acquiring a detailed knowledge and complying with the terms of relevant legislation.
  • Establishing and maintaining a manual of procedures which incorporates the above as well as Hope House policies.
  • Ensuring that the fabric of the building and the physical environment are maintained to a high standard.
  • Ensuring that the residents comply with the   terms of their Licence Agreement.
  • Monitoring voids and bad debts and ensuring prompt and appropriate action is taken in line with procedures.
  • Ensuring that Health and Safety legislation is adhered to.


        3.    Care and Support of Residents

·         Ensuring that the residents' rights to privacy, dignity and self-determination are promoted, and that their rights as citizens are upheld.

·         Ensuring that the service actively promotes a Recovery approach providing assessment, support and other services within a framework of active engagement, positive risk taking and person-centred planning.

·         Ensuring that residents are involved, as far as possible, in decisions affecting their welfare.

·         Ensuring that residents receive high-quality support and advice.

·         Ensuring that effective and reliable assessment procedures and support plans are introduced and maintained for all residents.


       4.   General Management

  • Liaising closely with Outreach teams to ensure the project is available to potential residents .
  • Form effective partnerships with external stakeholders (e.g. Police, local authorities,  statutory agencies, Outreach teams, community representatives and groups).
  • Maintaining and further developing good relations with such bodies by, for example, attending liaison groups and forums.
  • Liaising with colleagues internally to achieve the best quality of service for residents
  • Maintaining prompt and efficient administrative systems.
  • Contributing to the effective management of Hope House by reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring safeguarding procedures are fully maintained and all required DBS checks are up to date.
  • Introducing and extending a comprehensive method of reporting, monitoring and reviewing incidents, trends and needs within the project.
  • To actively promote the implementation of Hope House Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies.


       5.    GENERAL

  • Adhere to Hope House Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies at all times.
  • Adhere to Hope House Health & Safety and Confidentiality policies at all times.
  • Adhere to Hope House Zero Tolerance Drug Policy at all times
  • Adhere to Hope House no Smoking Policy at all times.