Sanctuary Hosting is recruiting for a Part time Temporary Service Manager

Salary:  £24,000 – £26,000 (pro rata)

Location: Various locations in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Hours: The post is 2.5 days per week.

Fixed term contract: 1 year (to provide maternity cover for the existing post-holder).

Sanctuary Hosting matches homeless asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants to people with spare rooms and open hearts in the community, who are prepared to have someone to stay with them rent free for a pre-defined period of time.

This Service Manager role is an exciting opportunity to oversee the development and management of this successful and innovative service across the Thames Valley area. In this role you will have responsibility for ensuring the service is safe and effective, working closely with the Sanctuary Hosting Management Committee. You will manage a Service Co-ordinator (currently part time) and have overall responsibility for recruiting, training, supporting and supervising all of Sanctuary Hosting’s volunteers and any other appointed staff. You will also have lead responsibility for assessing and responding to guest referrals and coordinating, facilitating and supporting hosting placements. You will proactively promote the service through attending relevant forums, meetings and events and giving presentations about its work. You will also have responsibility for ensuring the service meets the funding requirements of the various grant giving bodies that support it.

To be successfully appointed to this role you will need experience of developing and delivering high quality, confidential, user-centred services for vulnerable people. You will also need to have working knowledge of provisions relating vulnerable people, in particular refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. You will need to have experience of supervising volunteers and, ideally, staff. You will also need strong partnership working, fundraising, communication, organisational and IT skills.

A current driving licence valid for use in the UK, access to your own vehicle and ability to travel across the Thames Valley area as needed, is an essential requirement. You will also need to be able to work flexibly, including undertaking out of hours and weekend work as required. Benefits: 33 days holidays pro rata (inc. bank holidays)

If you would like to apply then please read the following documents

  1. Details for applicants for PT Temporary Service Manager Post
  2. Service Manager Job Description & Person Specification
  3. Application Form for PT Temporary Service Manager
  4. E_D-monitoring-form Sanctuary Hosting

Please send the application form, and the Equality & Diversity form (optional) to: wyon.stansfeld@sanctuaryhosting.org. We expect to receive all applications by email and will conduct all correspondence by email unless you request otherwise. If you experience difficulties downloading the appropriate documentation, call Wyon Stansfeld (01865 762200). Closing date: 9am Monday 5th March. Interviews will probably take place week beginning 19th March. We regret we are not able to accept CVs.

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. As part of its Recruitment and Selection Procedures Sanctuary Hosting conducts enhanced DBS checks of all staff and volunteers.


We need volunteer hosts – people with an open heart and a free bed to help someone who is destitute and far from their home country. If you are interested complete our Host Application Form.

But we also need “support workers” – volunteers to help us ensure that the hosting process goes well and guests can move on to independent living. If you are interested fill in a Volunteer Application Form.

Any forms or enquiries can be sent to info@sanctuaryhosting.org.