Fixed-term 18-month contract (37.5 hours per week)
Manchester (Home working considered – travel to Manchester from time to time required)
Closing date: 16th June 2021 at 11.30 pm
Are you an analytical and organised individual with a strong project management background and an understanding of housing, homelessness and the private rented sector in Greater Manchester? Then join Shelter as a Development Manager and play an integral role in our Transforming the Private Rented Sector (TPRS) Programme – whose aim is to achieve a private rented sector which provides homes for people in need which are more affordable, secure, accessible and of better quality.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
This role is part of a place-based approach to transforming the private rented sector in Greater Manchester and is funded by the Nationwide Foundation. Shelter Manchester hosts the Development Manager (Project Management) role providing management and infrastructure support. The role sits within a broader team of advice and support staff, community fundraisers, community organisers specialist project teams, peers and volunteers will take responsibility for the final 18 months of the current TPRS Programme in Greater Manchester. Knowledge of Greater Manchester is required for this role, however as the role can be undertaken from home you don’t necessarily have to live in Greater Manchester to apply.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
About the role
Your challenge? To support the continued delivery of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) Partnership Board’s Vision and Strategy, which will involve identifying and reporting on the challenges faced by both tenants and landlords through the development of co-produced solutions to accessing the PRS. You will disseminate best practice and learning from the funded projects through the Test and Learn grant and be involved in the continued development and implementation of a communication strategy. Developing strong relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and maintaining detailed knowledge of PRS strategies, services and market trends to ensure our approach reflects best practice and innovation are also essential aspects of this pivotal role.
An experienced development manager who has evidenced their ability to challenge the status quo and influence system change, you will also possess a strong project management background and an understanding of housing, homelessness and the private rented sector in Greater Manchester. A proven record of managing strategic and operational relationships with a number of stakeholders is essential, as is substantial experience of managing complex projects using a range of project management tools and techniques. What’s more, you will be an impressive communicator, verbal and written, with excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and IT skills, and the ability to develop new solutions to complex problems.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
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.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
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.
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