Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,004 – £38,100
  • Across Fife
  • Closing 28th September 2020

  • Advertised from 9th September 2020
  • 36.25 hours per week. Fixed term contract, 3 years from start date.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate leader who possess a detailed knowledge of the homelessness & housing sector. Ideally the candidates should have considerable experience managing youth services, and come with a demonstrable track record of staff and service management.

The Service Manager will be responsible for the effective management and development of services under their area of responsibility and, working with the Assistant Director, they will also be responsible for developing new service provision within their area.

The initial activity for this Service Manager will be the implementation of a new Housing First for Youth service in Fife. Strong networking and organisational skills are required, as is the ability to form and lead a brand new team of project workers. This is a great opportunity for the right person to learn new skills as well as showcase their experience and make a valuable contribution to the lives of many young people in Fife.

The Service Manager will work from our new Fife office, as well as dispersed across the Fife local authority area and will frequently visit our other services across Scotland. As such access to a car and a full driving licence are essential.

Who we are

Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards through Perkbox and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.

We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the right IT equipment and home set-ups to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.

Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 28 September, 9am.

Interviews will be held on: TBC

For an application pack please visit our website at to download a pack.