Closing date: 27 January 2019 at 11.30pm
Do you have knowledge of housing /homelessness issues and experience of service operational management, the day-to day management of staff and working with people with complex needs? Then join Shelter as a Project Coordinator and you could soon be playing a vital role in an innovative service designed to tackle homelessness in the Norwich area.
Housing has become a national emergency that affects all of us. At Shelter, we believe a safe home isn’t just a fundamental need - it should be a right. That’s why, more than ever, this year and beyond we are leading the way to a safe home. We’re going to rally the country to join us on our mission to rise up, speak with a united voice, pick up the pieces and fix the underlying problem. Together we can bring fundamental change. And no matter how long it takes, we will succeed. We have some exciting opportunities to engage business leaders and we will be asking our corporate partners and prospects to join us to tackle the housing crisis by taking collective action. Will you join our Pathways Norwich service and help us?
About the Role
The Pathways Norwich service harnesses the expertise of a range of organisations to drive innovation and creative responses to address the homeless situation in the Norwich area. The project’s led by St. Martins Housing Trust, in partnership with Shelter, YMCA, Future Projects, The Salvation Army, The Feed and City Reach Health Services. Your challenge will be to provide the overall daily coordination of a team of engagement workers from partner agencies to ensure the project meets the needs of service users and commissioners. We’ll also rely on you to support the integration of volunteers, including having input into their recruitment, training, management and organisation in collaboration with the Pathways Voluteer Coordinator. And, when it comes to helping with the marketing and promotion of the service, again, we’ll count on you.
A great opportunity to be part of an innovative partnership that aims to change people’s lives for the good, you’ll need proven experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams (both internal and external). Adept at managing volunteers, you also have a flair for developing service user involvement initiatives. What’s more, you’re well-organised, proactive and results-driven, have excellent communication skills and are not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. The ability to type and use a case management system and Microsoft Office applications is also essential for this role.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
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