About The Stone Foundation

The Stone Foundation (TSF) is a small and evolving charity. Its aim is to help vulnerable and/or disadvantaged individuals to access and maintain accommodation. We currently manage supported housing around Suffolk, working closely with support provider agencies.

We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic Manager to work with the Trustees and a small staff team in the day-to-day running and management of the charity. The successful candidate will need to have a flexible approach to managing the demands of the role, and the skills to build strong relationships with a wide variety of people including service users, support agencies, staff and landlords.

The successful applicant will also need:

• A wide and extensive knowledge and experience of Housing Legislation and Tenancy Management;
• A knowledge of the third sector and how it operates;
• Compassion and understanding of the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals;
• Be hard working, able to work to a flexible schedule and work as part of a team.

Main duties and responsibilities

• To contribute to the development and long-term strategy of the charity, providing regular reports to the Board of Trustees.
• To manage all operational activity of the charity according to the strategic direction as agreed by the Board of Trustees.
• To ensure the financial sustainability of the charity by identifying and securing appropriate revenue funding that supports the charity in achieving its objectives.
• To be responsible for all aspects of staff and volunteer management, including recruitment, training and supervision.
• To oversee and monitor the charity’s budget ensuring cash flow remains stable at all times.
• Responsibility for overseeing the charity’s customer relationship management system, complying with data protection regulations.
• To ensure the continuation of the delivery of Ready Steady Rent – Tenancy Skills Training.

Key skills and experience

• Excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
• The ability to deal with a multitude of tasks and a range of varying priorities.
• Problem solving skills.
• Excellent IT skills and experience in the use of most Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to communicate with people in a variety of different contexts.
• A commitment to our values of compassion, connecting people and community as well as a passion for supporting vulnerable individuals.

Special Conditions

• The role will require attendance at Board meetings that take place on an evening.
• Willingness to undergo a DBS check.

There is the opportunity to work from home for part of the working week if desired.

Anticipated start date – December 2022

Email elaine.thomas@thestonefoundation.co.uk for further information, an informal chat and/or an application form.

Email elaine.thomas@thestonefoundation.co.uk for further information, an informal chat and/or an application form.
Posted: 15/11/2022
Sproughton, Ipswich
Job type
£38-43,600 pa (pro rata) plus car allowance of £2400 pa
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