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Service Manager

Offering an array of fantastic benefits including training and career development, flexible working, and a friendly and supportive working environment, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Service Manager to manage our substance misuse service at HMP Brixton.


Who we are?

We are The Forward Trust (formerly RAPt and Blue Sky), the social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives.

For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past.

We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change.


What will the Service Manager be doing?

  • Line managing Team Leaders in the custodial setting, ensuring the effective running and development of each service
  • Managing and supporting the frontline teams
  • Developing and advancing relationships with Stakeholders both in the prison and externally
  • Contributing to improvement plans and producing performance reports for commissioners ensuring that contractual targets are met
  • Attending contract, community and prison based meetings for the services within your remit
  • Managing the relationship with Prison and Probation Service Personnel, Commissioners, and representatives from other agencies to ensure Forward services fit into the overall structure of drug and alcohol services provided in the area
  • Communicating all new developments to all team members
  • Facilitating the support offered by head office functions to enable a coherent and sound application of support services within the units


What we are looking for?

  • A Service Manager with a thorough understanding of the requirements of providing drug and alcohol services, including addiction treatment programmes in a prison
  • An understanding of psychosocial interventions and community provision
  • Experience of managing and developing teams in a substance misuse service
  • Experience of collaborating with other services and aligning those services to achieve the common goal
  • Confident in reporting complex data and collating reports for the stakeholders and the Senior Management Team
  • A passion to help and support people that are marginalised in society


What we will offer you:

  • Training opportunities and career development
  • Flexible working
  • A highly competitive salary
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter
  • Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
  • Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent, Full Time
  • Rate: £41,592 per year + Benefits
  • Location: Brixton, Greater London, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Charities
  • Recruiter: i4 Recruitment
  • Contact: The Forward Trust Branded
  • Tel: 01603 415100
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: TFT-5735
  • Posted: 2021-01-19 14:01:17 -

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