Service Manager - SAMAS Peer Support Service

Post:                        Service Manager – SAMAS Peer Support Service

Salary:                    £27,000-£30,000 per annum

Contract Type:     Fixed Term for 12 months (with potential to become permanent)

Working Hours:   37.5 hrs per week

Location:               Bedford Borough/Central Bedfordshire

Responsible To:   South Regional Manager

Our vision at CLI is that everyone feels a part of their community and can achieve their potential.  We provide a pathway into new, healthier, and positive lifestyles for people through mentoring, one-to-one support, group activity and volunteering so people can develop the skills and community connections to enable them to sustain positive change. To make our vision possible, we are seeking an experienced Service Manager to assist with providing leadership and management to our growing service delivery team across Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.  This is a management position working closely with the Regional Manager.

As Service Manager, you will work alongside the Regional Manager and contribute to the successful delivery and development of the service. You will support the management of service operations for Bedford Borough / Central Bedfordshire SAMAS contract, criminal justice pathway and rough sleepers’ initiative. Additionally, you will work with external partners and linked providers to ensure delivery of service is in line with the contract and funder requirements. You will be responsible for providing effective line management, support, and coaching to service staff in relation to their practice and professional development. We actively welcome applications from people who have lived experience of prison or probation, addiction, mental ill-health, or homelessness, as this is often the reality for those people we support.

The successful candidate will commit to working in line with our workplace values which are: 

  • People first – people are our top priority. We care so everyone can be their best.
  • Community – our actions and support help build stronger communities where people can find their place and thrive.
  • Transformation – we do challenging work, creating positive change that helps people move on with their lives.
  • Excellence – we strive to always be our best, to exceed expectations, to learn from our mistakes.
  • Trust – we trust ourselves, our colleagues and those we work with to do the right thing, to show integrity, acceptance, respect and fairness in all we do.

To Apply: Please read the Job Description and Person Specification, download and complete This Application Form and email it to by 5th August 2022.

Community Led Initiatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, or age. All applicants are considered based on their merits and abilities for the job. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks however it will not be used to discriminate unfairly against any individual. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills, and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.


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