Operational Manager

Project: First Base Day Centre

Location: Brighton

Reference Number: 182

Hours per Week: 37

Salary: £32,152 per annum

Job Description

First Base Day Centre operates in the centre of Brighton providing support to assist people who are homeless or vulnerably housed to move on from the streets or insecure accommodation.   First Base operates client-centred specialist services to support people who are sleeping rough in the city to get off the streets, address their healthcare needs, start realising their aspirations through work, learning and leisure and find a place they can call home.

From time to time First Base works with other partners to provide emergency shelter overnight for people who are sleeping rough during severe weather in line with the city’s severe weather emergency protocols (SWEP).

We operate with effective infection control procedures in place.

First Base usually operates between the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30 pm
  • The service operates on bank holidays and Christmas Day

The service may operate at additional times outside of these hours during times of severe weather.

Job Summary

The post holder will be responsible for service delivery, development, and all day-to-day issues of management. They will be expected to take the lead in liaison with external agencies and promotion of the work of the service and will ensure that the project meets the local community and funders’ requirements, whilst directing, supporting, and working with the operational team of paid and voluntary staff and people on work placement.


Salary is paid monthly in arrears and will be £32,152 per annum. An employer’s pension contribution of 5.5% is also paid. The level of this contribution is reviewed annually.

Hours of Work

The hours of work will be 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday on a rota system that operates between 7.30 am and 4.30 pm.  Some evening and weekend work will be necessary from time-to-time.  BHT does not pay overtime but will grant “time off in lieu” if agreed by the Senior Manager.

Annual Holidays

The annual leave entitlement will be 185 hours (25 working days) pro rata, rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 222 hours (30 days) pro rata. The role will include working on some bank holidays as part of the team rota for which “time off in lieu” will be granted.

Closing date

Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Monday 7 February 2022

Application Pack

Job DetailsJob DescriptionPerson Specification

Application form Criminal offences declaration formRecruitment monitoring form

How to apply

  1. Download and complete all the forms in the application pack.
  2. Attach all the completed documents to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
  3. Send your application to jobs@bht.org.uk