SE1, London
Salary £31,733
Contract, Full-time
Job description

HOUSING JUSTICE – Best Practice and Innovation Officer

Salary £31,733

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Duration: Fixed term to July 2020

Location: London (Bermondsey) but home working considered


Housing Justice is looking for a talented and ambitious person who has experience of church and community based night shelters to help us make even more of an impact on homelessness in the UK. Could that be you?

Who we are

Housing Justice is an exciting charity to work for. Our vision is of a society where everyone has access to a home that truly meets their needs – and today, the work we do is needed more than ever.

We mobilise church and community groups to take action to address homelessness and housing need, serving some of the most vulnerable people in our society. You could help us do even more.

You’ll be joining Housing Justice at an exciting time. We’re in a period of growth, delivering more projects for people experiencing homelessness and mobilising more churches and communities than ever before. Our expertise and quality services are being increasingly recognised by individual donors and grant givers.

The Best Practice and Innovation team is a new construct in Housing Justice bringing together our ground breaking Quality Mark accreditation scheme with our new Innovation Hub showcasing the best of winter night shelter practice and replicating it where possible. We need a talented Best Practice and Innovation Officer to help us to continue to improve our support of church and community based night shelter projects.

Could that be you? Are you the standout candidate we’re looking for?

As Best Practice and Innovation Officer you will report to our Best Practice and Innovation Manager and you will play an integral role in providing practical support to night shelters across the country. You will help start new night shelter projects, build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, utilise the Quality Mark for evaluations and improve impact measurement in projects. You will be helping us deliver more life-changing work for people facing homelessness across England and Wales.

We are looking for someone who is used to operating within a church and community night shelter, you also have experience of homelessness and housing legislation and working with people with multiple and complex needs. You will be full of ideas on how to make a difference in grassroots projects and willing to work with organisations of all faith and none to bridge the gap between commissioned and non-commissioned services. You’ll have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, data recording systems and strong administration skills.

The role is office based in lively Bermondsey, but you can expect flexibility around working hours and location.  The role is full time (35 hours per week), but when these hours are worked is negotiable. We offer a wide range of benefits, including 25 days of annual leave, flexible working to fit in with family responsibilities, childcare vouchers, pension,



Closing date

The closing date for applications is 11:30pm on Sunday 30th June 2019


Refreshed on: 21 June 2019
Closed date: 30 June 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Project Management