Off The Fence Antifreeze Project Manager

Off The Fence


Antifreeze Project Manager

You will be a charismatic leader, a strategic thinker and a practising Christian who thrives on achieving the development and success of a motivated and high performing team.

Salary: £25,120 per annum

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, including one evening shift

Holiday Entitlement: 5 weeks per annum pro-rata

Reporting Relationship: To the General Manager and CEO

Responsible for Managing: Antifreeze staff and volunteers

Location: 37 Portland Road but with flexibility to work at other locations in Brighton & Hove

Job Title: Antifreeze Project Manager

Job Objectives: To manage and co-ordinate the day to day running of the Antifreeze homeless centre and night outreach and develop as needed.

Occupational requirement for post holder to be a Christian.

Main duties

  • Lead Antifreeze in a strategy which will see the Project achieve targets agreed in the five year and one year plans within the Christian ethos of OTF
  • Direct and manage the work of the project team to ensure that client welfare and the impact on their lives is maximised and OTF’s high profile is maintained across Brighton and Hove
  • Ensure all Antifreeze projects and activities are carried out in a manner that meets the Charity Commission’s requirements, is compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements and adheres to Christian principles
  • Be active in network forums with current and prospective leaders in Brighton and Hove (political, local authority and business)
  • Be answerable to the General Manager and the Board re target achievement on a quarterly basis
  • Initiate and conduct regular team-building activities
  • Oversee the day to day smooth running of the day centre and night outreach
  • Provide leadership, line management and facilitate training for staff and ensure staff receive annual appraisal and regular supervision in line with the Christian culture of OTF
  • Oversee recruitment, training and supervision of staff and volunteers
  • Liaise with and establish good working links with other related agencies and attend networking forums
  • To oversee the Bible study development and share the love of God with clients
  • Review and develop Antifreeze procedures, in line with OTF policies, and ensure appropriate boundaries are kept between clients, staff and volunteers
  • Ensure all policies and procedures as directed by head office are implemented within Antifreeze
  • Oversee the finances within Antifreeze and manage the centre budget
  • Where required, speak to supporters, churches and organisations about the work of Antifreeze and Off The Fence
  • Oversee and have responsibility for any refurbishment and maintenance work at Antifreeze Centre and offices
  • Attend regular supervision and team/prayer meetings
  • Work some evenings and weekends, as required

Other duties

  • Assessing service users needs, offering practical, emotional and Christian spiritual support
  • Participate in support planning for clients, providing housing/welfare/budgeting advice
  • Liaise with outside agencies in assisting the client in meeting recognised needs
  • Promoting the independence and self worth of the service users and encouraging them to access education, training or employment
  • Encourage service users in their development of literacy, numeracy, health and hygiene
  • Work with service users as an advocate, eg accompanying them to appointments
  • Ensure a member of staff is present at events that are fundraising for Antifreeze

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organization and the overall business objectives of the organization. This is a developing role with potential for expansion.

Person specification


Be a practising Christian who agrees with the OTF Statement of Faith

Ability to establish an effective vision and sense of direction for the strategic development of the project

Experience of working at management level with strong management and leadership skills

Commitment to continuous professional learning and development - personal and team

Degree relevant to management

Ability to network with local agencies/services at all levels

Experience of management and control of a budget including budget preparation and forecasting.

Ability to use internal and external homeless project insights and analysis to inform strategy

Good computer and administration skills

Strong written and communication skills

Ability to work in a team and independently

Have a strong sense of calling to make a difference to the homeless of this City

Current driving licence and access to own vehicle for work


Ability to lead client and team worship meetings

Experience of First Aid

Previous experience and knowledge of working with homeless or housed clients

Experience of clients with complex needs and experience of behavior management

Contact or knowledge of local agencies

Experience of 1-to-1 client work

Good knowledge of housing and welfare advice

Experience working with volunteers

Professional qualifications or experience in a related area of work

Subject to review

This job description is not intended to be restrictive and should be taken as the current representation of the nature of the duties involved in your job and consequently will be subject to review.            

To Apply please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter to

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Off The Fence

Job Location Type
On Location
Brighton and Hove, GB
£25,120.00 pa
Homeless Project Manager
Dynamic team
Empowering Communities
Full Time
Fri, 16/09/2022
Contact Phone
07411 604382
Contact Email