Community Manager

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Closing date: 30th August 2021

Interviews: 10th September 2021


Sussex Emmaus, Drove Road, Portslade

Accountable to:

CEO, Emmaus

Responsible for:

Community Support Staff, Companions

The Charity             

Emmaus enables formerly homeless people to rebuild their lives within a self-supporting Community.  The residents of the Community, known as Companions, sign off primary benefits on joining Emmaus and volunteer full time in their Community’s Social Enterprises.  An objective of the charity is that income from the Social Enterprises plus Housing Benefit covers the charity’s running costs.

There are 29 Emmaus Communities in England, Wales, and Scotland. The social enterprises provide Companions with meaningful work to both support themselves and offer solidarity and support to others in need.

Community Manager’s Role                  

Reporting to the CEO, the Community Manager is responsible for the overall management of the residential accommodation. The purpose of the role is to lead the support, engagement, and empowerment of Companions in the community and social enterprises and to facilitate a safe, secure, and happy community which provides meaningful work and personal development opportunities. 

Job Dimensions

The role is 40 hours a week, this will include some weekend working.

The salary is £28,000 - £36,500dependent on experience and whether on-site accommodation is provided (package negotiable).

The Community Manager’s key accountabilities are to:

  • Lead and manage Companion support and development.
  • Lead and manage housing management functions.
  • Provide effective line management for support staff.
  • Deliver sustainability by overseeing costs and ensuring efficient resource management.
  • Deliver regular monitoring and reporting on performance and take appropriate action where needed. Actively work, in partnership with others, to achieve better outcomes for homeless and socially excluded people.
  • As a key member of the management team, contribute to the leadership, planning and policy formulation to meet organisational objectives.