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Job Opportunity: Spring of Hope Deputy Manager

“When everyone, including myself, had failed me… they took me in.”

– A Spring of Hope service user
Since its launch in 2011, Spring of Hope Women’s Night Shelter has grown in size and scope. Offering up to 12 women a safe night’s sleep away from Bristol’s streets, it is now open 6 nights every week of the year. The project offers its service users the support needed to help them to move on from traumatic experiences. Much of this happens during the day and we are now looking to develop this further. Additionally we have aspirations to offer move-on accommodation.
This new role of Spring of Hope Deputy Manager offers you the opportunity to help shape and implement the complementary daytime programme to support our engagement with shelter users. It also offers the opportunity to trail blaze the formation of a move-on community. In support of this and the shelter you will be documenting our practices and policies.
You will be able to demonstrate that you have strong management and organisational skills whilst giving space for creativity and adaptability. You will be able to give clear leadership to staff and volunteers. You will have a passion, and the loving tenacity, to serve women who have been let down too many times before.
As Deputy Manager you will be an integral member of the Spring of Hope team, reporting to the Spring of Hope Manager.
  • Salary: Deputy Manager Scale which starts at £22,500 PA.
  • Full-time: 40 hours per week.
  • A predominantly daytime work pattern with specific start and finish times to be agreed but will require two (2) nights working in the night shelter in each four (4) week period.
  • Work place pension with matched contribution of up to 5%.

Crisis Centre Ministries is a Christian charity that has been working in Bristol for over 30 years. We are dedicated to helping those with life disrupting problems, such as food poverty, homelessness and addiction, to establish healthy and independent lives.
There are Occupational Requirements for this role to be filled by a Christian woman. Our Statement of Faith, and our Vision and Values, are available upon request. An enhanced DBS check is required.
The job description and online application form are available on our Documents page, or can be requested by contacting
Applications, via an application form, must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 8th October 2018 in order to be considered. Please send your completed application to: CVs may be submitted but only in support of the application form.
Interviews will necessitate preparatory work including an over-night at the shelter.
Contact from recruitment agencies or online platforms in relation to promoting this vacancy will not be responded to.
Posted: 13:44 on 03-09-18