SE1, London

£31,733

Contract, Full-time

Job Description

HOUSING JUSTICE – Winter Night Shelter support

Catalyst Worker (Church and Community Winter Night Shelter Engagement)

Salary £31,733

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Duration: Fixed term September to end March 2020

Location: London (Bermondsey) but home and flexible working considered

As Housing Justice continues to increase its support for night shelters we are looking for a talented and ambitious person who has experience of church and community run night shelters to help us to increase the capacity of these night shelters across London. 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.

But we need to do even more to tackle homelessness in our society – that’s why we need an experienced and committed church and community night shelter expert to join our London Catalyst team.

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

As a Catalyst Worker you will report to the Catalyst Team Manager and you will be central to an ambitious project to increase emergency beds and get rough sleepers off the streets in London. You will help to set up new projects, expand existing ones and increase the opportunities for those experiencing homelessness to reach a more settled housing situation.

We are looking for someone who is used to operating within the church and community night shelter network, 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,