Project Manager, Oxford Winter Night Shelter, September-April

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Project Manager – Central Oxford

Do you have the passion and skills for helping the homeless people of Oxford?   Do you have the willingness and ability to work with a wide range of churches?  The Oxford Winter Night Shelter (OWNS) is the initiative of a number of Oxford city centre churches to provide temporary overnight accommodation for both men and women who are sleeping rough during the coldest months of the year.  It is now seeking a project manager:

  • £ 25,000 per annum pro rata
  • From September 2018 to mid-April 2019
  • 20 days holiday, pro rata, plus bank holidays
  • Home working and access to central Oxford
  • Responsible to the Board of Trustees of OWNS

OWNS is looking for a candidate who is well organised, an excellent communicator and has the ability to inspire others.  The candidate should be able to think on his/her feet and work well within a team.  He/she should be sympathetic to the Christian values of the project.  This position could be considered as a job share.

The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of OWNS.   Before the shelters open, this includes ensuring that the shelter venues are fit for purpose, organising the training and rotas of volunteers working at the night shelters.  Once the shelters are open, the Project Manager will be required to liaise with the City Outreach providers and have regular feedback with shift leaders and Trustees.  A key part of the job will be to ensure the appropriate operation of the log book and deal with any last minute adjustments to the rotas.  At the end of the project, the Project Manager will be required to help collate feedback from persons who have come into contact with OWNS.

For more information, please email church.administrator@smng.org.uk  to receive a full job description and an application form.

Closing Date:   6 July 2018.  Interview Date: 25 July 2018.